Valentine’s Day Anti-Love Poem Contest

Preamble, preamble. It doesn’t matter anyway. Nothing really does. Which really contextualises our futile struggles for connection in a dying world, no? Top three First Anonymous Tongue In a memory pulled from the heart, I found a long-lost trace of your gentle cadence; your fiesty tenor, diminished but resolute. It compelled me, enveloped in aContinue reading “Valentine’s Day Anti-Love Poem Contest”

Ode to a Parrot

By Renee A beautiful exotic Beast  Beloved everywhere  From north to south, from west to east  For their Feathers and their Flair  Their curious minds  And playful manners  Their sweet faces could light up a room  They have talents for learning tricks of all kinds  They can also speak on various matters  They may alsoContinue reading “Ode to a Parrot”

Pudding

By Renee Pudding means different things to different people. I always thought it meant a sweet, wobbly substance, like caramel custard. However, the term ‘pudding’ covers a wide range of foods, from sweet to savory. Pudding as a term for savory food is mainly in the United Kingdom or Commonwealth countries, while the rest ofContinue reading “Pudding”

Valentine’s Day Rejection Poetry Contest

This year we held a Valentine’s Day contest on our Instagram page at @nushjournalism. Students wrote and submitted poems about rejection, and we received 81 poems in all. Below are the first to third place winners, as well as the honorable mentions and other entries. Congratulations to all winners!