Now Taking Submissions for our Spring 2015 Theme: Parasites, Parties October 27, 2014

Parasite, parties. Punch bowls, that’s boring. Punch bowls with Schistosoma mansoni, that’s incredible. You may ask, what is it that we want from such a broad topic? We want to see probing questions directed at the inner lives of Toxoplasma gondii; we want to hear about your sister’s ex-husband throwing up at the wake. We want to watch dogs evicted of heartworms live in the lap of luxury. We want to dance the conga around a tapeworm limbo
stick. Parasites, parties. You’re invited: BYOP.

To submit to our Spring 2015 issue, send up to 5 pages of poetry, 1 story, or 5 pieces of artwork to

Inspiration for Ekphrasis: Words from our Writers October 1, 2014

Inspiration takes on many forms that manifest themselves in our poetry, literature, and works of art. Our Spring 2014 issue featured many wonderful pieces centered around the theme of “Ekphrasis and Reappropriation.” However, we also wanted to give our audience a glimpse into some of the thought that goes behind these pieces by asking our contributors to tell us a little bit about what inspired them to write.

Check out their responses here

Issue 2 Now Available Online! September 24, 2014

Issue 2 of Clay Bird Review, Ekphrasis and Reappropriation, is now available online! Use the link below to read the issue on ISSUU:

Clay Bird Review Issue 2

Now Taking Orders For Ekphrasis and Reappropriation (Spring 2014)! June 25, 2014

We are now taking orders for our second issue, Ekphrasis and Reappropriation! For this issue, we will be taking orders throughout the summer, but printing will be delayed until early September when our staff returns to campus so please keep that in mind.

This issue features works from Jeffery H. MacLachan, Marilyn Cavicchia, Adrea Eaker, Michael Levan, Kristen Camitta Zimet, Sammy Greenspan, Edgar Kunz, Casey FitzSimons, Kyle Hemmings, and Michael Campagnoli. Our beautiful cover art is the work of Mckinley Bleskachek. Issues will be priced at $6 a copy. To order your copy, please send us an email with your name, address, and the number of copies you would like. From there, we will send you instructions for payment.

All money made from the sales of this journal help us to offset our printing costs, provide free copies to our contributors, and continue our work here at Swarthmore.

If you definitely want a copy, order one soon! We have a limited number of copies to release, so the sooner we know, the sooner we will reserve a copy for you.

Issue 1 Up On ISSUU! May 25, 2014

Dear readers, followers, and contributors, our first issue is now available on ISSUU! Click the link here to check it out: