After a year of receiving more submissions than ever before, the staff of Genesis had a difficult task. Putting together this year’s annual literary magazine meant picking out the best of the best. The staff compiled a great collection of works to exhibit the creative diversity of both the Middle and Upper schools. This year, Genesis features a whopping 53 pieces of prose and poetry broken into five distinct themes. The World Around Us, Metropolitan, Society, Chaos, and Hope, Happiness & Strength, are the magazine’s five categories. Intermixed with the writing are incredible pictures, visuals created from a wide array of mediums. Though it is a literary magazine, Genesis has always also provided a spotlight for the visual arts as well.
The staff of Genesis felt that the pieces submitted this year “gave a much more intense look into the life of a teenager in today’s complex world.” Undoubtedly, current events and politics make for complex and thought provoking writing and art. The best of these pieces have been selected by the staff for poem, prose, studio art and digital art. This year’s winners are Alexander Vyorst for A Noble’s Account of the Battle of Blutigeswasser, Lizbeth Ramirez for Ode, Maxwell Laird for Golden Bones and Sophia Graham for The Confusing World Around Us.
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