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Off The Record

April 20, 2022

First Edition: 3/16/2022     Managing Director Iman Shumburo Managing...

On Writing – Amina Naidjate

April 20, 2022

I do not think I’ve ever thought A thought that was unique   Each thought I think Or think I thought I’ve heard somebody speak   Each poem That I’ve written...

Bagel – Avery Trinidad

April 20, 2022

  She didn’t actually know what a bagel was. She was very aware who Snoopy was — because he was on the cards that her parents would send to her while she was off at nursing school, and...

is it beautiful to die in love? – Ethan Richmond

April 20, 2022

  is it beautiful to die in love? to dye love in blood dyeing us in forgiveness for apologies that don’t yet exist and the taste of wherever our bodies are going   however they’re...

Well-Being – Jessica Jiang

April 20, 2022

Mama it’s okay to say my name with love. I’m a newborn all my trauma left behind. I’m happy enough to forget you. You can try again. You won’t believe this but someone loves me and all I had...

Letters – Scarlet Rusch

April 20, 2022

To the beautiful screenwriter I met in a butcher shop in Prague To my lovely sister, the most brilliant person I know “It’s wonderful to hear from you again. It makes me feel really special and...

Rainy Day, Noah Jacobson

March 16, 2022

  the pitter-patter of the rain that falls against my window pane it gently wakes me like the sun as it flows down the gutter drain   I gingerly roll out of bed ready to...

September Nights in New England – Shenba Vairavan

March 16, 2022

Inspired by First Kiss by Tim Seibles    His mouth  fell into my mouth  like the first draintrop  of a Chennai flood, like a  monsoon, like dry dirt drinking  Gatorade,...

Relief – Noah Jacobson

March 16, 2022

  Relief.   The first wave crashed, and I found myself underwater unable to breath.   Unable to move.   I finally emerge, gasping for breath, a moment...

Ephemeral Eyes, Noah Jacobson

March 16, 2022

  it’s half past ten, I hear a sound the coffee drinkers mill around I start to write my poetry while conversations do abound   and yet as morning turns to noon I’ll...

Dr. Grandfather, Please Heal Me, Shenba Vairavan

March 16, 2022

  my best friend pops pills  so today’s problems can become  four days’ ago  and she can breathe through plastic tubes while her mother cries over her failing body.    her...

In Silence and Loophole – Stella Oh

March 15, 2022

In Silence, Stella Oh, Photography, June 2020 This was the first time I left my apartment during quarantine to go to the city—I planned to go to Central Park and enjoy its scenery. While riding...

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