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Cover by Megan Mulholland

The Statement Magazine: The Literary Issue 2015

BY STATEMENT STAFF

Ernest Hemingway once said, “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”

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‘The Runner’

Illustration by Luna Anna Archey

BY HAILEY MIDDLEBROOK

The chorus of voices rose up, over the bushes, through the thick, wet air. / A roar.

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‘Course Evaluation’

BY PHILLIP WITTEVEEN

The ratemyprofessors.com evaluation said that [name removed] could turn a phrase, and they were right.

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‘Distance’

Illustration by Maggie Miller

BY WESLEY HOLKEBOER

We’ve been together for years. You are, in a way, just a sofa, and I am mostly a raven, a doorknob, a lunatic.

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‘beautiful’

Illustration by Luna Anna Archey

BY SAN PHAM

or blonde haired blue eyes

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‘Disrespect’

Illustration by Luna Anna Archey

BY JEAN-PIERRE SEGUIN

For Sale
2.7 Acres
Vacant

but there are trees

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‘An Open Fist’

Illustration by Luna Anna Archey

BY CAROLYN DARR

We always begin with a dance of words.

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‘The color blind knitter’

Illustration by Megan Mulholland

BY KARI SIMONSEN

She would sit there with her yarn in bag, needles in hand. There was a sense of joy upon sitting in that spot every day.

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The Literary Lens

BY DAILY VIDEO STAFF

The Michigan Daily videographers worked with the contributing authors of the Statement Magazine's Literary Issue to produce visual counterparts to their work.

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Video

VIDEO: The Boardroom (Episode 16)

BY MAX BULTMAN

This week on The Boardroom, there's plenty to prove for men’s hoops and hockey, while the softball team rides a 13-game win streak.

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The Statement is The Michigan Daily's weekly news magazine, distributed every Wednesday during the academic year.

Illustration by Luna Anna Archey

‘Architecture Lesson’

BY MARIA ROBINS-SOMERVILLE

A math teacher once told me that / Architects are considered geniuses / for close following of a form to it’s function

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‘THE BILINGUISMO’

BY GILLIAN GOLDEN

EL LENGUAJE ES LA CAPACIDAD DE COMUNICAR. / (The language is the capacity of to communicate)

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Illustration by Megan Mulholland

‘The great summer blackout of 2003’

BY LUCY ZHAO

led to basins of water settling around the house, dry mouths from emptying ice cream, clothing changes in gray rooms.

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‘Destiny’s Child’

BY CAMMIE FINCH

She was looking for her prince. You can’t stop a love like that.

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Illustration by Ruby Wallau and Ian Dillingham

‘The Captain’

BY LAUREN QUINLAN

The ship went down with its captain / as all sturdy sea ships do.

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Illustration by Luna Anna Archey

‘For Lucy’

BY ALEXIS SPRINGER

It’s not because you’ve done something. / Living shouldn’t be this hard.

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