Spring 2020—TAKE ROOT

What grounds you? Where do you stand firm? Who is a part of your origin story? How does your heart beat? While IN TRANSIT explored how we are in motion, TAKE ROOT returns to the source. Submit your observations/longings/resistance/meditations for our Spring 2020 issue. Theme is suggested and open to interpretation. GSU students only. 

Fall 2019—IN TRANSIT

How are you in transit? How are we in transit? We a campus. We a city. We a society. Submit your creative works to issue 10.1 of our journal for Fall 2019!

“Southland Growing” / Gage Williams

Dogwoods and peach trees will bloom soon, Patching white-pink beauty across highways And state lines where rusted kudzu- covered Signs spread lies that bite like sand flies.   Voices rise over backseat bus rides and echo Through the Alabama green grass hills: We Dare Defend our Rights as long as we are white.   Charleston-white paint…

“Soul Food” / Gage Williams

[Gage is a senior English student at Georgia State University. Originally from Zebulon, GA, he has been living and writing in Atlanta since 2014.]

Who we are…

WELCOME! Cayce Tiedemann, here—your Editor in Chief for the upcoming 2019-2020 year. Underground Journal is GSU’s only art and literary journal featuring our students, by our students. We publish art, prose, and poetry from undergrads twice a year via our Fall and Spring issues. Our website, social media, and entire organization will be undergoing some major…

“Hiding in the Dryer” / Flannery McAleer

My heart goes like a fat bird. I want you to find me. My body curves limply like someone falling through air but I am caught and cradled, rolled inside a metal ball. I am the little breathing pupil in a mechanical eye. The ocean moves in my ear like when mom showed me how…