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The Laureate’s mission is to provide undergraduate students at Western Michigan University a place in which to publish their fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and other creative works. Under the guidance of a faculty editor and mentor, each year an undergraduate student chooses to accept the challenge of gathering, selecting, and editing the collection for an honors thesis project. Faculty mentors at WMU’s Design Center at the Gwen Frostic School of Art select undergraduate students to be in charge of the journal’s design aesthetic. The Laureate strives to be a professional and engaging publication that appeals to all. Please enjoy the creative work of our students!

See the About this Journal for more information.

Current Volume: Volume 17 (2018)

Complete Issue

Editor's Note

Poetry

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Breakfast
Jeddie Sophronius

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Flesh Cultivation
Brianna Brown

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Blue Cactus (Home)
Jordan Randall

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this is who i am
Pavitra Attanayake

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Life in Drowning
Bree Parsons

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Heritage
Diana Campbell

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Kalamazoo/Jakarta
Jeddie Sophronius

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When My Name Was Cristal
Cristal Cardoso Sao Mateus

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Stereotype
Charles Poole III

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Pain in Perspective
Emily Spaine

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Anxiety
Sarah Sussman

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A Body of Poems
Sarah Stiennon

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Empty
Noa Dahan

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In the Root Cellar
Ali Orlandi

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Quietly, by the Water
Dakota Kipper

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I Can't Thunder
Bree Parsons

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1000 Paper Cranes
Pavitra Attanayake

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Between Spaces
Dakota Kipper

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Suburban Life
Steven Graves

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WE
Zach Zagula

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December
Dakota Kipper

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Grandpa's Cookies
Mikhayla Dunaj

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End of Summer
Jeddie Sophronius

Fiction

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Hambone
Theodore Wampuszyc

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Monday
Emma Fergusson

Nonfiction

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Nerfed
Steven Graves

Photography

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She Answered Yes
Shealyn Lach

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Sigh
Sophie Dennis

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Feeling Small
Shealyn Lach

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Holly
Montana Major

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Belongings
Sophie Dennis

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Hurry Up
Sophie Dennis

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Untitled
Tanner Bosma

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Me
Jonathan Sacha

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Just Enough for the City
Katherine Goold

Art

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Untitled
Molly Sell

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Untitled
Tanner Bosma

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Broken
Marissa Chupp

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Empathy and Sympathy
David Borzkowski

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Reflection
David Borzkowski

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Motherflood
Clara Peeters

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Pensive
Molly Sell

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Measuring Up
Marissa Chupp

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I Cried Walking Home
David Borzkowski

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Reality is My Dream
David Borzkowski

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Reminiscent
David Borzkowski