Literary Magazine 'Underground Pool' Publishes Inaugural Issue

April 29, 2011

The inaugural issue of Underground Pool, the University of the Arts' new student literary magazine, is now available. Copies of the magazine can be found in the Liberal Arts office on the 8th floor of Terra Hall.

The first issue of Underground Pool includes short stories, poetry, photography and illustration by Jody Arthur, Andrew Donato, B. Garate, Joe Granato, Andy Hood, Rachel Howard, Andrew Joffe, Emily McSorley, Sean Mulhearn, Bobby Payne, Esen Pence, Leah Romero, Kevin R. Wright, George Wylesol and Sophie Xu.

A Foreward by Daniel Matthew Janavey, Editor:
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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