Why, in television as well as the real world, is it so hard for gay women to stay alive? Click to read.
The editors of The Adroit Journal are thrilled to share the news that Alex Dimitrov's poem "Cocaine," originally published in our Fall 2015 issue, has won a Pushcart Prize.
Congratulations to the brilliant Isabella Nilsson, Audrey Spensley, and Rachel Page on being crowned 2016 United States Presidential Scholars in the Arts.
Think of the limits of language, of all the words that have yet to be invented, the emotions not classified or felt clearly enough to have a place in a dictionary, or, emotions that have not yet been translated from one language to another (take, for example, the Japanese word, Koi No Yokan, which describes the sensation upon meeting another person who you realize you will inevitably fall in love with. Or, the Norwegian word, Forelsket, which describes the sensation before falling in love, or the sensation directly at the time that you first fall in love).
A common idea about writing is that it is a solitary art, that the writer exists in a space alone and writes. Here at Adroit, we'd like to shatter that misconception. We believe a strong artistic community is vital to the growth of writing, and so we nurture one here: The Adroit Journal's Annual Summer Mentorship Program.
Nearly every morning of the week, I get to cook up three eggatillas for me and the fam. The whole thing takes maybe 10 minutes to make. Easy-peasy.
This year, Adroit-affiliated high school students took the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards by storm, and Scholastic took notice! The editors are pleased to announce that an unprecedented totally of 68 National Awards were received by Adroit-affiliated students: 28 Gold Medals, 4 Silver Medals with Distinction, and 19 Silver Medals.
Happy Valentine's Day from The Adroit Journal! This is no usual list, so whatever your plans are, make sure this list is a part of them.
"On a daily basis, walking into a school and hearing young people (whether 8 or 15 years old) exclaim 'Yes! Poetry!' is an awesome, ongoing inspiration."
We're over the moon for the 2016 regional Scholastic Gold Key (top regional honor) award recipients affiliated with The Adroit Journal!
Twenty-year-old Troye is an Australian actor, singer, and songwriter who rose to fame through his tremendously popular Youtube channel.
The lesbian vampire has become a trope, the sullen counterpart to the portrayal of the heterosexual desire in horror, a genre that is rife with queer subtext/text.
Read on to discover the exciting things Adroit accomplished in 2015!
Read on to see the blog's 2015 highlights!
Every year brings an onslaught of new talent and beauty in literature, and this year was no exception. With 2015 drawing to a close, we asked our staff and mentorship community what their favorite books of the year were, and they answered.
Check out this "collective list of awesomeness" for high school creative writers!
Learn more about Dimitrov through his conversation with Peter LaBerge and Audrey Zhao!
Read on to see what Janine has to say about citizenship, teaching, and poetry.
Read on to learn more about this monumental accomplishment!
Read on to see how Adroit performed at YoungArts this year!
Check out our staff spotlight, Poetry Reader and Summer Poetry Mentor Aline Dolinh, and feel optimistic about the future of writing. We certainly do.