December 20, 2017
The Fall 2017 issue of eleven40seven, TCU’s undergraduate journal of the arts, features the work of 35 students. There were a record number of submissions for a fall semester, and not all entries were selected for publication. Five Honors students made the final cut: Joshua Borders, Annie Brenkus, Liam Evans, Winona Gbedey, and Polley Poer.
Although these five students represent all four classes and diverse majors ranging from economics to modern dance, all of them chose to submit pieces of creative writing. Freshman Liam Evans submitted a poem titled “With Wandering Eyes,” the only piece of writing by a freshman published, and junior Annie Brenkus contributed two poems on love, “The Book” and “Like the moon.” The remaining students – sophomore Joshua Borders, junior Polley Poer, and senior Winona Gbedey – entered short stories. Borders’ piece “A Very Brief Discussion on Empathy” channels Vonnegut while Poer’s “Brother” and Gbedey’s “The Endosymbiotic Theory” deal with familial love and love gone horribly wrong.
The Managing Editor of this semester’s issue, Catherine Lillie, and editorial staff member Julie Winspear are also Honors students. The faculty and staff of the John V. Roach Honors College want to congratulate all of the students on their exceptional work.