“What Are You Waiting For?”–the new issue is here!

Check out the Spring 2015 issue of The Catalyst here: http://issuu.com/uw-lacrosse/docs/thecatalyst_vol12_spring2015

Table of Contents

Poetry

Black Lamb

Sylvia Neumann

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Embrace

Jessica Fanshaw

10
Winter and Cactus

Mikaela Kornowski

12
From infancy to clarency; womb to tomb

Rhiannon Fisher

13
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Molly Duggan

16
Photo of Mom and Dad at Uncle Tommy’s Wedding

Mikaela Kornowski

18
The God, The Drone, and The Dead

Rhiannon Fisher

20
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Molly Duggan

21
Three Waters

Jennifer Glasgow

23
7

Molly Duggan

26

 

Prose/Short story

The Puppy Dilemma

Dani Weber

7
Dyspepsia

Samuel Fischer

27
The Doorbell

James Groh

37

 

Art

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Danielle Nolden

11
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Danielle Nolden

25
In The Garden

Molly Duggan

36

Photography

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Emily Plachetka

15
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Dylan Bloch

17
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Imani Paul (Bones)

22

 

Spring 2015 Preview

The Spring 2015 Issue is almost in the can (as they say in Hollywood). Watch for the issue to appear right here on our website, by mid-May, 2015. As a teaser, here’s one of our favorites from the issue, a poem by Molly Duggan.

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It was a calm sort of chaos.
There was a crowd of slow swimming goldfish in an aquarium resting at the end of a hallway of
fish supplies–ceramic translucent pastel blue pebbles, water filters, and plastic plant life.
The girl waited for me to decide which fish I wanted to bring home with a look of confusion, “Mostly we use them as food for other fish” she said.
I poured him, and his world, into a pitcher and gingerly carried him with me all the way to the car realizing I might finally empathize with the moon–who has no control over causing the currents in the ocean.
I wonder if the moon cries for every organism lost in the selfish pull of the riptide––the little boy in a black and white striped shirt building a sand castle just a little too close to the wave break.

Submission Period Open!

We are now accepting submissions for Volume 11 of The Catalyst! This semester’s theme is “Don’t Stop Me Now.”  We all have a few aspirations in life that we feel we are kept from achieving.  We want to hear and see how you deal with spoilsports that try to keep you down!  Send your submissions and a short bio to us at catalyst@uwlax.edu by November 3rd.  (As always, you’re submissions don’t need to be within the theme. It’s simply a suggestion for inspiration.)  For submission guidelines, click here.

We look forward to seeing all of your hard work!

The Editors

Seeking Editorial Staff

The Catalyst is looking for motivated students to join our staff.  We are seeking:

  • Future Editor-in-Chief
    • Learn the ropes this fall and take over in the spring
    • Get valuable experience in publishing
    • Meet awesome people and be involved with the La Crosse writing community!
  • Assistant Editors
    • Help the Editor-in-Chief in all areas of the process
    • Learn about publishing from the publisher’s perspective

Welcome to the new site!

It’s with great excitement that we welcome you to the new site for The Catalyst!  Please bear with us while we work on moving everything over.  Though only the last volumes are available currently, we hope to get the rest up by the end of summer.

For now, we will try to keep you updated with any other local publication opportunities or creative events.

Have a great summer!
The Editors