Today on the blog we are posting an ink drawing done by Evan Weselmann titled "Portrait of Unknown Persons 3"
Remember the submission deadline in ending soon!! Get your creative works in by Tuesday, March 6th for consideration for the 2018 issue!
We can't wait to see all of your submissions!
We hope you enjoy this wonderful poem! Please consider submitting your own work to The Quarry!
Enjoy this wonderful work of pottery and check out our submissions guidelines for this year! We would love to answer any questions you have regarding The Quarry.
We hope you enjoy this photograph by Erin Wiebe. Do you want to get published? Our submission period is now open!
Enjoy these beautiful paintings by Annika Beck, our submission period is now open!
Hello all, thank you so much for your continued support over the years! Our 2018 submission period has now opened. Please feel free to send in your poems, prose, visual art, digital media, audio dance and performance works before March 6th.
*Dimensions and materials must be submitted with art works
From now to the end of our submission period, we will be posting some beautiful works submitted for the 2017 edition. Today we are featuring a graphite drawing from Ally Christensen '18 titled "Self Portrait."
Thank you to all who submitted work, attended events, applied to become an editor, and created with us in the 2016-2017 school year! We are really proud of not only the fantastic magazine we created together, but of the innovation, vulnerability, and boldness of the St. Olaf campus as a whole.
For those of you who didn't have the chance to take a magazine, feel free to read and share on our site.
To end our submission period (tomorrow is the last day to submit!!!), we're sharing this artwork titled "Plain" by Caitlin Nelson.
If the World is upside-down
I’ll catch that stream of rainbow
and jar it under my pillow.
I listen to myrainbow’s sleeptalk
and dream in seven colors.
I want to fish a naughtystar
and put it in my emerald pond.
so that mylittle catfish
will be happyto run around.
Onlyif the world is upside-down.
"Asong" by Meredith Ansel
Ink infiltrates your roadmap veins
beneath where physical scars (almost)
streaming too close to the lentic trickle of blood that’s loyal enough to keep you alive
blood that isn’t unaccustomed to meeting the surface,
the shrouded ignorance of a world in cacophonous silence.
You ride too close to the sun.
(you’re gonna get burned)
I want to amass our collective koans,
initially inscribed in the recesses of what keeps me awake at night and asleep in day,
and keep them
carved into the back of my hand in yours
(I wanna get burned)
Our submission of the day is a photo titled "Paper" by Emily Verticchio.
This piece was taken from a series titled "More and More, Less and Less" by Kendra Klenz.
Between a breath of smoke
and a breath of snowfall:
my chest felt closed and black with a virus
and the smoke dripped in my lungs,
the side of my jaw tingled
with a whip of wind like a finger tracing
lines across my shoulder then down my arm,
its hair pointing north,
mittens with fuzz hooked
in the rough corner of my thumbnail,
the smoke like meat
and snow like gloss,
the gloss like water
washing in my throat,
opening my chest and in the lungs,
water swirling like smoke in the breathing
then hot breath outward
like a furnace, like a dragon
and I let the metal swing thick behind me as I tug my hood
This work titled "Sockeye" by Allie Auferheide features interesting use of line and contrast.
This photo titled "Ketchup and Mustard" and taken by Sumner Pitt makes us feel like escaping the impending Minnesota weather to eat french fries in a seaside town.
"Untidaled" by Emily Anderson
The memory of our meeting
comes to me
as a dream
taken out of time–
existing without dimension–
a moment of occurrence,
standing aside from all the rest.
It becomes unreal
in its whole reality,
vivid as ancient lands unseen
seen for the first time, afresh;
so similar, yet
unmistakable in contrast
to the haze that is
the nightly wonderings of an unconscious mind.