Collision Literary Magazine

An undergraduate publication of the University of Pittsburgh Honors College      


Past Issues


(2012 | 2011 | Spring 2010 | Fall 2009 | Spring 2009 | Fall 2008)


2013

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Contest Winners:


First Place:
Untitled, Savonna Johnson (University of Pittsburgh)

Second Place:
The Detective, Chelsea Margaret Bodnar (University of Pittsburgh)

Third Place:
In The Gutter of Yoknapatawpha County, Henry L Culvyhouse (Marshall University)

Honorable Mention:
Wednesday, Kayla Scullion (University of Pittsburgh)

Additional Works:


Vintage Joellyn, Kesey Hughes
YESTERDAY IMPENDING ( DELUSION, Abbigail Baldys
September 19, Mike Roberts
Arsenic Possibilities, Aleah Goldin
To the Policeman who Detained Me, Nina Foushee
Betrayal in Five Movements, Shannon Knapp
Worse than Combat, Ilya Yashin
I Didn’t Think It Was Anything Like Moss On A Stone, Anna Rogovoy
These Girls, Liz McLaughlin
fake engagement ring, Melissa Dias- Mandoly
With Visual Art and Photos by Megan Gildea, Dylan Mirales, Claire Deahl
Cover Art by Sami Cappa

Also featuring poetry written by staff members KC Euler and Leah Farinola


2012

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Contest Winners:


First Place:
The Lost Language of Longing, or Two Women Walk Into a Bar, Hannah Aizenman (University of Pittsburgh)

Second Place:
Shark Season in Kanawha County, Nina Sabak (University of Pittsburgh)

Third Place:
After the Storm, A.C. Lambert (East Tennessee State University)

Honorable Mention:
All Glimmering Mutts, Christopher Stokum(University of Pittsburgh)

Additional Works:


Isolated – Him , Caily Grube
Calavera, Melinda Dubbs
throat, Melinda Dubbs
Petra, Caitlyn Christensen
The Column, Julian Day Cooney
Another Brown Poem, Melissa Dias-Mandoly
he came to fix the steamer at the tea house/the first time we met, Savonna Johnson
Prove, Eugene Palovcak
Étude For J—— B———, Liz McLaughlin
Faith, Abbigail Baldys
With Visual Art and Photos by Ali Carter, Ken Egler, Mackenzie Ondek, Cameron Taylor , Thom Delair, Chelsey Moore, Cityscape, Mike Rosenthal, Fountain Boy, Jonno Rattman, Mackenzie Ondek, Jamie Novak
Cover Art by Thom Delair

Also featuring poetry written by staff members Alicia Salvadeo and Peter Webb


2011

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Contest Winners:


First Place:
Gift for a Fifth Child, Lawrence Lenhart (University of Pittsburgh)

Second Place:
Of Course You Begin With Your Name, Nina Sabak (University of Pittsburgh)

Third Place:
Umenifunulia Mbingu (open the heavens), Natalie Somerville (University of Pittsburgh)

Additional Works:


Letter to my jaundiced baby brother, Caroline Kessler
Cornbread Knuckles/Sheen Spray and Coconut Oil, Savonna Johnson
irrational fears, Kelly Dougher
Remembering What The Body Is, Madeleine Barnes
Sorry, J.D. Salinger, Michael Kamison
Horror, Sara Keats
unfounded structural concerns (tsr), Connor Pickett
The Overturned Automobile, Paul Cunningham
into collapse of known lovely, Evan Chen
Detritus, Jessica Poli
A Deconstruction of Towers, Julian Day Cooney

With Visual Art and Photos by Melissa Dias-Mandoly, Kelsie Hartpence, Amy Hayes, Quinn Keaney, Abigail Moore, Anna Rasshivskina, and Andy Scott
Cover Art by Corrie Anderson

Also featuring poetry written by staff members Alicia Salvadeo, Michael Simon, and Peter Webb


Spring 2010

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Contest Winners:


First Place:
God of Motors, Christina Beasley (Sarah Lawrence College)

Second Place:
Like Experiencing Deja†Vu for a Metaphor You Can't Quite Articulate, Dean Matthews (University of Pittsburgh)

Third Place:
Aviaries, Caitlyn Christensen (University of Pittsburgh)


Fall 2009

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Contest Winners:


First Place:
Still, Julie Sokolow (University of Pittsburgh)

Second Place:
Letter, Keith McKellar (University of Pittsburgh)

Third Place:
Type Writer, Ashley Dean (University of Pittsburgh)


Spring 2009

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Contest Winners:


First Place:
Ism, Katelyn Litterer (University of Pittsburgh)

Second Place:
After Hours, Joel W. Coggins (University of Pittsburgh)

Third Place:
Plate Licking, Jessica T. McNally (University of Pittsburgh)

Honorable Mention:
On the Train, Mary K. Carter (Appalachian State University of Boone)


Fall 2008

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Contest Winners:


First Place:
Translation, Hong-Thao Nguyen (University of Pittsburgh)

Second Place:
When I think of the fact that I think I love you, Tracy Lingenfelter (University of Pittsburgh)

Third Place:
Ivy, Emily Stokes-Hallet (Dickinson College)

Honorable Mention
Tart Thoughts, Samantha Brooks (University of Florida)