Soundings East is the literary journal of Salem State University, published annually with support from the Center for Creative and Performing Arts. Founded in 1973, the journal is run by students with a faculty advisor from the English department. Soundings East publishes poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction. Soundings East is dedicated to publishing high-quality literature. Submissions from across the country are submitted and reviewed for publication. The magazine is distributed nationally to over 1,000 readers.
Poetry Excerpt, Vol 28, No. 1
"August" by Wendy Mnookin
Flowers scatter themselves
without even trying-
there are lilies under the apple tree,
lamb's ear by the hammock. Butterflies
ignore the butterfly bush
and fend for themselves, seduced
by the rustle of blue aster.
Take off your clothes.
I'm only pretending to sleep.
This morning a hummingbird swooped close,
considering my bright red shirt.
September 1 - March Submissions are read and considered
Department of English
Salem State University
352 Lafayette Street
Salem, MA 01970