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LOVE + HOPE, NYC Written by Rahil Najafabadi Four letters are heavy enough to make the word “love.” The word so many people use passively, the word many despise ironically. The word falls off...

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What is a Literary Journal?

When scheduling my classes for Spring 2021, I had no idea what a literary journal was. My advisor (who, coincidentally, also used to work for Tributaries) suggested Professor Brian Brodeur’s course, ENG-W 280: Literary...


A Word from the Editor-in-Chief

Hello, blog-readers!  I’m Olivia Ryckman, Tributaries’ 2022 Editor-in-Chief. I’m from the small town of Connersville, Indiana. I graduated from IU East in December 2020 with my BA in English with a concentration in Creative...