“Are you sure you want to do this child? Once we start there is no turning back, you’ll be bound forever.” An elderly woman asked the young boy. The two stood alone in the middle of an eerily silent forest, in front of an altar. The dense set of trees that surrounded them a wall from the outside world.The night sky above was shrouded by a veil of dark clouds. The altar, a circle made of bones with a pentagram painted in blood in the…Continue Reading “Happy Birthday by Marlon Mckay”

  I am God’s grand bravado, temporal.   Whose hairline recedes like trees forested on a fleeting ball of dirt, and water. Several teeth decayed have been extracted. Soft breasts evolved of pectorals chiseled, and eyesight dims like the drear dusk of Spring. I see things less clearly. And more clearly.   I am God’s grand bravado, temporal.   Who acquires heartburn after pizza, and piss-drizzles in pants after peeing. Writing is limited. Desire, too. Joints are stiffer than the chub erection. Fading body weeps….Continue Reading “God’s Grand Bravado by Kenny Burchett”

ATTENTION! The deadline for the Spring 2016 issue of Poictesme March 1st! Please submit any prose, poetry, or work of art to pwatem@gmail.com as soon as possible. We are depending on your continued contributions and support. Don’t forget to pick up a copy of our second  edition of Rabble as well, which are distributed around campus. We’ve been patiently accepting submissions for our annual journal which will be released later in the spring. We’ve put together a unique group of adds together, we feel represent each department of the…Continue Reading “Deadline Announcement”

We’re excited to announce that Poictesme is now accepting submissions for our upcoming 2015-2016 journal! VCU has lots of talented artists and writers, and we want your artwork, prose, and poetry, so that it can be featured in our next anthology. You can submit as many pieces as you want, and we’ll look at each individually. We’ve had great past journals filled with great student work, and we hope that this year is no different. So send your work to pwatem@gmail.com and see our submissions page for more details.