Chimaerid: The CGS Literary Magazine, Spring 2009

in Spotlight
May 11th, 2009

The CGS Literary Magazine for Spring 2009, Chimaerid, has just been published online.

Chimaerid (K-EYE-MI-RID) – The chimaerids are a group of fish, named after Greek mythological beast the chimaera, a monster put together from the parts of many animals. Our magazine also is put together from many parts and includes the talents of many types of artists – poets, photographers, filmmakers, painters, prose artists, etc. We’re that kind of fish.

Magazine Credits:

  • Student Editor: Rachel Derman
  • Contributors: Alissa Brown, Rachel Derman, Lindsey Metselaar, SPG, Anna Jacoby, Skylar Shapiro, Gabe Sherman, Ben Smith, and Caroline Stewart.
  • Technical advisors and gods: Matt Dursin, Matt Hallgren, Dean Robert Oresick
  • Faculty Advisors: Professor Robert Emery and Professor Regina Hansen

Many many thanks to: Dean Linda Wells, Professor Natalie McKnight and all associated with the CGS Student Film Festival (especially Pat Mullane), the professors in the Rhetoric and Humanities Divisions who encouraged their students to submit to the magazine. Naomi Lomba-Gomes and Dean Robert Oresick for promoting the magazine.

Contents

Cover image by Skylar Shapiro

“Life of a Pencil”
By Ben Smith
Poem

“Nike of Sammothrace”
By Skylar Shapiro
Graphite on paper, April 2006
8 1/2″ x 11″, independent work

“You”
By Gabe Sherman
Poem

“Sunset from behind Smoke from a Forest
Fire”
By Anna Jacoby
Color photograph

“The Saddening Struggle”
By Caroline Stewart
Poem

“Perspective”
By Rachel Derman
“Digital Camera, edited with digital media”

“July 7, 2008”
By SPG
Poem

“Somewhere Familiar”
By Skylar Shapiro
Acrylic on canvas, May 2007

“Crash”
By Lindsey Metselaar
poem

“Cowboy Riding on the Hillside”
By Anna Jacoby
Color photograph

“Create-ivity”
By Alissa Brown
prose poem

Untitled 1 (India)
By Rachel Derman
Digital camera, edited with digital media

“Withering Winter”
By Ben Smith
Poem

“Gray Sky”
By Skylar Shapiro
Acrylic on paper, October 2007

“Window Watcher”
By Lindsey Metselaar
Poem

“View of Badlands”
By Anna Jacoby
Color Photograph

“Olivia”
By Alissa Brown
Prose poem

Untitled 2 (India)
By Rachel Derman
Digital camera, edited with digital media

“Get Lost”
By Gabe Sherman
Poem

“Collage 2”
By Skylar Shapiro
Mixed media collage on paper, October 2007

“The Beach in Winter”
By Lindsey Metselaar
Poem

Untitled 3 (Costa Rica)
By Rachel Derman
Digital camera, edited with digital media

Untitled 3 (Costa Rica) by Rachel Derman, Digital camera, edited with digital media

Untitled 3 (Costa Rica) by Rachel Derman, Digital camera, edited with digital media

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