Bryant Literary Review

Volume 1 (2000)

Editors' Notes

We are pleased to present the inaugural issue of the Bryant Literary Review, (BLR). The inception of the BLR began at the end of the last century, when Professor Jeannette White and a group of students published Surge, a literary magazine containing the work of Bryant College students. Since that time an increased interest in poetry, fiction, and the arts has given birth to the idea of creating a national journal. The result is BLR.

We owe much thanks to the Bryant Arts Association, and to our contributors for helping the magazine get started and believing in the success of the project. We also thank the hundreds who submitted material, but whose work we could not publish at this time. Thanks, too, goes to the local Rhode Island newspapers, The Woonsocket Call and The Pawtucket Times, as well as Bryant College Academic Affairs, Institutional Advancement, and the Department of English & Humanities for their generous contributions.

Please enjoy our first issue!

Chuck Jarvis
Kimberly Pike
Student Editors

Title Page



Table of Contents

Editors' Note






Hum of Thoughts
C. J. Morrissey


there are gods
Rob Cook


Allan Peterson


Fiction Editor
Joseph Urgo
Poetry Editor
Tom Chandler
Managing Editor
Miriam Perry
Student Editors
Chuck Jarvis, Kimberly Pike
Student Readers
Chuck Jarvis, Kimberly Pike, Brenda Kahler, Jackie Girvois, Scott Marks, nate Gill, Dmitri Bichko, Geoffrey Jarok