We are all made and unmade by our creative predecessors, whether we would have it or not, taking the past and reshaping it to express our own thoughts. Every act of creation, then, is a throwback—an homage to every word you read throughout every day, every image that flashes in front of your eyes. Pick your medium, brush away the weight of history like it’s nothing, and puzzle-piece your identity together with scraps of the past, as others have done before you.
Editorial by Mia Morgan, Editor-in-Chief and VP Literary
Issue 7.1 of Ottawa Arts Review, Throwback, is now available!
This latest issue of the official English-language Journal of the University of Ottawa includes two of my poems, Battlefield and Molecules. Get your copy now to read them both, as well as the work of other great Canadian and International poets!
The time that I spent with you left me broken and scarred like a battlefield, and I am sure that I will never be the same.
-Alyssa Cooper, from Battlefield