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Yale Herald Literary Issue

Dear Readers, Maybe you watched PBS Kids when you were a child, and maybe you remember the rap from Arthur: “Having fun isn’t hard—when you’ve got a library card.” And maybe...

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The Herald Summer Reading

The Wind Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami Chill cover. Nice title. We judge books by their covers. But also Haruki Murakami is a contemporary best seller. His work is...

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By the creek

THE SUMMER I WAS THIRTEEN, AMY’S PARENTS HAD TO go to Japan for work, and she came to stay with us. I came in that morning sweaty from a...

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Seeing them again

All they could offer me at Hertz was a Toyota ragtop convertible. That didn’t seem right. My guy Dylan looked young and maybe new to the job, so I...

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Poetry

Whalefall Did you know that after a whale dies she becomes a planet for as long as she lived? Generations of white worms saga out her putrid stomach, it...

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Girl World

This isn’t the prettiest room I’ve ever been in, but it has more that is pretty in it than any room I’ve ever seen. Between hardwood floors and wood-beamed...

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The Philpotts

ACT 2 Scene 1 The sound of wood crackling in a fire. A siren in the distance. The sound of animated voices. 36 hours after ACT I, the middle...

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Dove

I am looking at a photograph of what is left of a bird—hollow, bones branching like streams, replaced by twigs; she is wingless, long-beaked, still. Something in her beak...

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Night In Pieces

You lay out your constellation charts on the balcony, squat among the stenciled stars with your hands in fists, because the charts say Cassiopeia should be there, there between...

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we are young children

we are young children learning how to write calligraphically it is lying in the dark with little to no depth perception, kissing stars we are told the lines in...

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Afterlife

In a dust-coated country, you have saved those corn seeds from your mama’s mama that we bury underneath a sputtered halogen and fumble and feed them gray water; then...

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Studio in Day/Night

Eve Minor paints a sunflower twice as tall as she is. She sits at the top of a ladder in her studio, face inches from the sunflower’s, lion-eyed. The...

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June

“It was defective,” Allison said, setting her coffee mug down on the table. Of course, what she really said was “We had been in contact with the mother for...

Pining, graphic by chris melamed

Pining

To Lindsay Johnson Your Eyes are nothing like the sun Your whimsy, my flimsy If snow must be white, why then her —I musn’t Would that I’d gotte into...

goin' to the chaplain, article by claire goldsmith, graphic by claire goldsmith

Goin’ to the chaplain

Like any young couple, Ivan Kirwan-Taylor, JE ’18, and I were nervous as we walked towards the chaplain’s office to ask about getting married in Battell Chapel. Sure, we...

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Candles, cupid, and crafts

I’ve never really celebrated Valentine’s Day beyond buying and receiving chocolate. This year, though, I wanted to step up my game. So when I heard that a little boutique...

anonymous gets around, graphic by maude tisch
How to fall in love, article by jordan coley and marisa lowe, graphic by anna meixler

How to fall in love

Inspired by Mandy Len Catron’s piece in the New York Times, Herald Culture editor Jordan Coley, SY ’17, and Yale Daily News Print and Design editor Marisa Lowe, PC...