Underground Pool, the new literary magazine of the University of the Arts, is published each spring by the Liberal Arts Division. Each issue features short stories, poetry and artwork by current undergraduate students at the University of the Arts. Submissions are read and reviewed each year by students in the Creative Writing Minor and faculty advisor Elise Juska.
Reading & Launch Party
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Copies of the Spring 2013 issue of Underground Pool are now available on the 8th floor of Terra and in the lobbies of Anderson and Hamilton halls.
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ABOUT UNDERGROUND POOL
They boarded up the old pool. The one in the basement that wasn't so much an actual pool as it was a dumping ground for the things nobody had any use for anymore, old desks with broken chairs and the like. Going down there and taking in its perverse, eerie majesty was like a rite of passage for the students, throwing in old coffee cups or half-smoked cigarettes a way to leave your mark, to add on to the pile. Now, though, they've nailed shut the doors and blocked off the stairways. The elevator doesn't even go down to the basement anymore. Condemned. However, there must still be a way to leave a mark, perhaps more constructive than a trash pile, but something still tangible, still permanent. What they have condemned, we will embrace. This is our pile.