TVN@VSU Spring 2020

Note from the Editor

Languages & Literature Student Writing Contest

Poetry Winner

“If I Told You” by KeAjah Bishop

Poetry Honorable Mention

“Royalty” by Kayla Disasi

Short Fiction Winner

“Nine to Five” by Dillon Armstrong

Critical Essay Winner

“The Effect of Social Stratification Among Female Slaves” by N’yah Coley

Critical Essay Honorable Mention

“When Worlds Collide” by Destiny Simms

Black History Month Literary Arts Contest

Black History, Black Mental Health: Trauma. Resilience. Triumph.

Poetry – First Place

“Deeply Rooted” by Tiffanie Dzietror

Poetry – Second Place

“Trauma, Resilience, Triumph” by Isaiah Johnson

Poetry – Third Place

“The Tears of a Black Man” by Nate Davis

Poetry Honorable Mention

“Saved” by Deja M. Farquharson-Carter

Essay Winner

“Desensitized State: An Essay” by Veronica Cooper-Tucker

Essay Honorable Mention

“She Persisted and She Rose” by Erika Neal

Ekphrasis in reVerse

*Artwork coming soon!

“A Note to Self” by Sha-Keiya Culzac

“Fluffy Girls Unite” by Brianna S. Feggins

“It’s a Love Hate Thing” by Tashari Ferguson

“Static” by Steven Hodge

“I Heard Gunshots” by Branson Neuman

“Little Black Boy, PLEASE get out of the Street!” by Branson Neuman

“HICKEY” by D’Asia Smith

“When I Think About You in the Back of My Mind” by Tedria Smith

“A Fatherless Child” by Te’Osha Taylor

“The Silent Sickness” by Jayson Yerby

Student Writing


“You can only understand…” by Isaiah Copney

“Dark Thoughts” by Aaliyah Duah

“Lines” by Deja M. Farquharson-Carter

“Molded Into Colors” by Tashari Ferguson

“Never” by Talya Johnson

“Human” by Cameron Lockett

“Knowledge” by Lameerah Rasheed

“Are You Listening?” by Jasmine Ward

“Withered Roses” by Shayla Lanae Weatherhead

Short Fiction

“Last Night” by Lameerah Rasheed