The Offbeat: Words Upon the Way

The Offbeat: Words Upon the Way

by Lauren Beaver (Editor)


Usually ships within 6 days
3 New & Used Starting at $3.00


Words Upon the Way is the eleventh volume in the independent literary series, The Offbeat, devoted to publishing a diverse collection of voices and to promoting contact and discussion among writers. Run entirely by Michigan State undergraduates, the mission of The Offbeat is to provide an alternative literary outlet for writers from Michigan and beyond, and to call attention to voices both emerging and established.
     The Offbeat: Words Upon the Way is a call for stories of progress, movement—travel. This volume includes a wide variety of writers and focuses on both the pleasant and tortuous transitions in life. From departure to destination, this part of the series explores the essential moments of a journey.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611860597
Publisher: Michigan State University Press
Publication date: 12/01/2011
Edition description: 1
Pages: 117
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Lauren Beaver is co-author of Michigan State Fair and has been involved with the Red Cedar Review and Grosse Pointe Magazine.

Table of Contents

Cover No. 28 Chelsea Beck

Back Cover Angled Perspective Dayna Valent

Editor's Note Lauren Beaver vii

I Departure

Flawless Reflection Dayna Valent 2

Call Me When You Get There Brooklyn Pluger 3

In Weeks Following Kevin Phoenix 7

My Dearest Alaina Perez 8

Being Attacked By Snow Laura Brandon 9

Chirring High (My Life With You) Sam Cale 10

City Emmanuel Jakpa 12

II Wandering

Garden at Dom van Utrecht Chelsea Beck 14

The Lightning Tree Vanessa Levin-Pompetzki 15

Once in a Blue Moon Chelsea Beck 16

I Am Old Frustrated Thought Michael Lee Johnson 17

Loving Himself Marianne Chan 18

Directions Corrine Pratt 19

Water's Flow Dayna Valent 24

At the Breakwall Grace Pappalardo 25

You Eating Indian Marianne Chan 26

Moskoula Emmanuel Japka 28

If You Find No Poem Michael Lee Johnson 29

III Fork in the Road

This is Why Alaina Perez 32

Dear Ann Landers John Rachel 34

The Inspection Chelsea Beck 51

What Is Was Foster Neill 52

Tripping Xanta KAE 53

North of the Tahquamenon Nathan Rutkofske 54

Mother Vanessa Levin-Pompetzki 63

Splitting Hair, Time Kaitlyn Canary 64

Stage Fright byAlaina Perez 65

IV Journey

Spartan Tree's Silhouette Dayna Valent 68

Auliya Toshiya Kamei 69

The Clock on the Wall Xanta KAE 77

Michigan Winter Postcard Foster Neill 78

A Single Drop of Honey Bridget Waldron 79

Saturday Alaina Perez 82

Fish Out of Water Foster Neill 84

Alone on the Subway Austin VanKirk 85

Adele Sergio A. Ortiz 92

Adventure Stephen Wright 93

V Destination

Morill Hall Dayna Valent 96

The Need for Thumbs Sergio A. Ortiz 97

Winter Solstice Charles Burgess 98

Missed Sam Cale 99

Noank Chelsea Beck 100

Kelly Conine Pratt 101

Soldier Chelsea Beck 107

Mon Enfant Vanessa Levin-Pompetzki 108

From the Telescope, A Marble Eye Kevin Phoenix 109

Offbeat Staff Biographies 111

Contributor Biographies 112

The Offbeat Staff 116

Submission Guidelines 117

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews