Submit to Rabble

Our summer session will be starting soon and we need your art and writing to fill up our chapbook. This year’s theme is:   Noise 1. a loud or unpleasant sound 2. a sound that someone or something makes 3.  unwanted electronic signals…

Spring 2015 Issue Preview

By this time next week Poictesme will showcasing the wonderful writing and art of VCU students in our Spring 2015 journal. This issue features the work of many talented writers and artists: illustration by Keith Pfeiffer, Anthony Sudol and Skye Young; photography…

Common Eyes

flash fiction by Lauren Chartuk She looked at me plainly, as I did her. She tried to smile. Instead she just bared her teeth. They were relatively straight. How are you? I barely saw her mouth move. I’m okay, all…

Rabble is Here

The second installment of Poictesme‘s chapbook, Rabble, is here. This publication features the extraordinary work of the ordinary people of VCU. This time around we focused on the chimerical, with stories, poetry, and art of the wildly fanciful and unrealistic….

Good Timing: An Interview with Claudia Emerson

  From the Spring 2014 issue of Poictesme By Hannah Morgan Illustration by Megan Goldfarb If there was any doubt before, I know I really like a poet when an image of his or hers gets stuck in my head,…