Holy Family University Announces Release of Folio 47

Holy Family University’s newest issue of Folio, the student-run literary magazine, is now live. The annual publication appears each April in conjunction with National Poetry Month. 

Folio 47 contains a varied collection of writing and art submitted by undergraduate students from UCLA, Stanford University, Georgetown University, University of Michigan and even Krea University in Mumbai, among others. The submissions are inclusive of the trans and disabled population and include the work of five students who represent the Lewis University Prison Education Program.

“Our students worked very hard on compiling this collection of diverse writing,” said associate professor Dr. Keith Kopka, who along with Raena Shirali, serves as a Folio moderator and directs the University’s MFA Program in Creative Writing. “We couldn’t be prouder of what they’ve accomplished.”

Participating Holy Family students included: Editor-in-Chief Kevin Flynn, Readers Amanda Knipe, Rue Jewett and Nicole Kontogeorgos, and Marketing Brianna Wojnar.

Flynn offered these insights as part of the Editor’s Note: "Many of us have experienced unimaginable loss. All of us have been witness to unimaginable horror. The writing and art in our 47th issue does not attempt to offer solace. Instead, these works reflect on just how inextricable each individual’s disposition is from our shared concerns and responsibilities as a universal family. The work in this issue asks us: How can we move forward when there is so much work to be done in the present? How can we keep our fellow human beings safe? “



Jan Giel