Pamplemousse

The Student Literary Journal of Vermont State University

Fencing Response

Fencing Response

It happens like this: upon sustaining a severe blow to the head, the brain tells the arms to jut out in front of the body, in the same way that a fencer will hold out his foil in an act of aristocratic bellicosity just before all the lights go out. Almost adorable...
Caleb Curtis

Caleb Curtis

Caleb Curtiss is the author of A Taxonomy of the Space Between Us (Black Lawrence Press, 2015). His writing has appeared in New England Review, TriQuarterly, DIAGRAM, Hayden’s Ferry Review, & elsewhere. He lives in Champaign, IL where he edits poetry for Hobart,...

“If You Like Difficulty” Book Review

    If You Like Difficulty is one of the most inspiring, intriguing, and perplexing collections of poetry I have read.  Jan Clausen is the author of two previous titles of poetry, as well as two novels and a memoir, Apples and Oranges: My Journey Through...

“Birth Marks” Book Review

    Jim Daniels’ book of poems “Birth Marks” follows the growth of a narrator who is taken through the hardships, ailments, and rewards of growing up in the city. This book appears to be a sort of coming-of-age poems about the narrator’s personal...