Underground Pool

Underground Pool, the student literary magazine of the University of the Arts, is published each spring by the Creative Writing program. Each issue features short stories, poetry and artwork by current undergraduates at UArts. Submissions are read and reviewed by students in the Creative Writing Major and Creative Writing Minor and Program Director Elise Juska.

Copies of the Spring 2016 issue of Underground Pool are available in the Creative Writing Student Lounge on the 8th floor of Terra Hall.

They boarded up the old pool. The one in the basement that wasn't so much an actual pool as it was a dumping ground for the things nobody had any use for anymore, old desks with broken chairs and the like. Going down there and taking in its perverse, eerie majesty was like a rite of passage for the students, throwing in old coffee cups or half-smoked cigarettes a way to leave your mark, to add on to the pile. Now, though, they've nailed shut the doors and blocked off the stairways. The elevator doesn't even go down to the basement anymore. Condemned. However, there must still be a way to leave a mark, perhaps more constructive than a trash pile, but something still tangible, still permanent. What they have condemned, we will embrace. This is our pile.

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