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The Odyssey Magazine of the Arts is a student publication of

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Call for Submissions

January 14, 2020

Announcing the spring Talent Showcase

January 14, 2020

Odyssey Lecture Series No. 1

September 10, 2019

The Last Dragon

July 10, 2019

Call for Proposals: Odyssey Lecture Series

June 10, 2019

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July 10, 2019

Duval adjusted the jute strap of his pack, continuing through the damp moss of the woods. A rather violent storm had blown through the night before, and he was now taking it upon himself to assess the damage of the wood. His leather boots squelched in the mud as he ret...

June 10, 2019

This is an official call for proposals for the upcoming Odyssey Art & Literary magazine’s Lecture series. Each year, the magazine offers students, faculty, staff, and community a series of lectures related to art & literature. Last year, we had Daniel “Woody” Weber dis...

April 30, 2019

“How long has she had the fever?” asked Doctor Martin Ray as he stepped into his son-in-law’s house.

After Alex closed the door behind him, he said, “For about four days. I keep trying to give her medicine, but she refuses it every time,” Martin gave him a solemn nod an...

April 23, 2019

Margo's Lament
By Tyler Horn

Consumed by

Illogical outcomes 

Ease my mind

Of the sleepless nights

Cease this disturbed respite 

Running away at great haste

From the corrupted blight

Escape with me

From the egregious lies 

The ones, you know

Our false prophet contrived

The time is...

April 5, 2019


Josie Lathrop
Poetry - 2018 Judge's Choice Award

How can she think

I'll just drink it right down?

It's ghastly! It's awful!

I may even drown!

I take a big gulp,

Not sure I can do it,

At least it is runny,

Cause I'm not gonna chew it.

It's gooey and sticky,

It's plain ol...

April 4, 2019

 Child Support

Jennifer Compton
Honorable Mention - Poetry, 2019 Art & Literary Contest

All the kids laugh
At my clothes and shoes
A crime of fashion
They won’t excuse

From my brother
Good enough
Says my mother

A hole in my jeans
Shirt with a stain

April 3, 2019

 The Death of Team Three
Told by the Survivor, Leslie Walden

2nd Place, 2019 Art & Literary Contest

As sweat droops and the 
Breathing quickens, the team staggers 
Into position.

The weathered bodies 
Clashing and gasping, as wrong 
Calls change their future.

All black ho...

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