That Which Cannot Be Named – Diya Kapri

Today we’re featuring the piece “That Which Cannot Be Named” by Diya Kapri. This piece dives into the struggle of trying to explain emotions and struggles in our present time. It is truly a work of art. Enjoy! It’s something which cannot be named, A feeling of which you are ashamed, When you care aboutContinue reading “That Which Cannot Be Named – Diya Kapri”

Years – Jamy S.

Hope everyone’s having a good beginning to the school year, and we hope you enjoy today’s piece! This is a poem by Jamy S., of life passing, regrets, and reflections. Years All these years,I felt something near.A spirit creeping in my days,A voice a whisper in my ways. At years of three,What an imagination IContinue reading “Years – Jamy S.”

Wristwatch – Nancy

Today we’re sharing the poem “Wristwatch” by Nancy. Enjoy! Check the time on the clock under the sign – Visiting Hours Only. People lie in wards finding ways to pass the time but time is all they have and it slips slips away. Her wristwatch ticks in constant reminder. The watch keeps its shape butContinue reading “Wristwatch – Nancy”

Beautiful – Eliora P.

Today we’re featuring the piece “Beautiful” by Eliora. This piece is an exploration of our society’s definition of beauty, and how we could interpret the idea differently. Enjoy! Beautiful Do you see beauty? Beautiful. Aesthetically pleasing or meeting a high standard. Why are aesthetics the first measure of beauty? We have lost our perspective.   WeContinue reading “Beautiful – Eliora P.”

Idea – by Katelyn B.

We have always had those moments when some vague but tantalizing concept ventures into the peripheries of our minds. In today’s poem, “Idea,” Katelyn B. artfully and humorously relates her attempts to capture one of these thoughts. Idea pops out of nowhere and surprises me weaves in and out of my thoughts. I chase itContinue reading “Idea – by Katelyn B.”

Interview with Poet Acacia Mitchell

Today we’re sharing an interview with a talented young poet, Acacia Mitchell. She has just released “Waiting Spaces: A Poetry Collection” which is her first poetry book. We’ll let Acacia introduce herself: “Acacia means life, redemption, blossoming in hard places.  I love that my name means that, because it’s something that I want to happenContinue reading “Interview with Poet Acacia Mitchell”

First Frost – Libby P.

Today we’re featuring a lovely essay entitled “First Frost” by Libby. We love how this piece showcases Libby’s masterful use of vocabulary to express her ideas. Enjoy! The ice-frosted grass glistens in the soft light of dawn.  Glassy beads of dew bend the slender, white blades—bowing, as it seems, to hail the morning. Thrills ofContinue reading “First Frost – Libby P.”

Flight of the Butterfly – Bri C.

Today we present the poem “Flight of the Butterfly” by Bri C. Butterfly, butterfly,What do you see?Butterfly, butterfly,On a daisy. Butterfly, butterfly,Swish and swing,Butterfly, butterfly,With colorful wings. Butterfly, Butterfly,Lands on a rose,Butterfly, butterfly,Lands on my nose. Butterfly, butterfly,White and black,Butterfly, butterfly,Goes right back. Swish-swoosh swing,What a wonderful sight!When she makes her flight,Back to the flower,TheContinue reading “Flight of the Butterfly – Bri C.”

Call for Submissions: Fall 2020

Submissions are open for our Fall 2020 issue. If you’re a young writer, we can’t wait to see your piece. Submit by 11/02/20, and your piece will automatically be considered for our official fall issue. Whether or not your piece is accepted to the issue, you’ll get a chance for publication on our site. WhatContinue reading “Call for Submissions: Fall 2020”

Radiate Literary Journal Vol. 1 Issue 1

Editors’ Note It’s my joy to present the first issue of the Radiate Literary Journal. I hope every reader is just as inspired by the voices of these young authors as I have been. It truly is a privilege to read and consider the words of my fellow student writers. This journal is called “Radiate”Continue reading “Radiate Literary Journal Vol. 1 Issue 1”