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The 30th annual Byzantium will debut in week-long virtual unveiling

The Cal Poly English department’s annual Byzantium literary journal unveiled its 30th edition in an unprecedented way: an online publication with a week-long celebration of the journal’s history. The award-winning literary journal was created entirely by undergraduate students. Since 1990, Byzantium’s published stories and poems have shined a spotlight on literary talent at Cal Poly. […]

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Loverspeak sheds light on funny, serious and sensual Valentine’s Day themes

With Valentine’s Day approaching, Cal Poly’s literary magazine Byzantium hosted its annual fundraiser, Loverspeak, a poetry night dedicated to the four-letter word: love. It was an emotional night of laughter and thought-provoking words. English graduate student David Llamas: “Amazon Review.” A hilarious, literal reading of an Amazon Review. English senior Bailey Satterfield: “Greatest Fear.” An intense look at […]

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Creative writing contest winners ‘are advanced users of our tongue’

Allison Montroy amontroy@mustangdaily.net The ancient Greek city of Byzantium was a hub of flourishing culture and literature, from poetry to song, that kept the art of creativity alive through the dark Middle Ages. So it’s only fitting that Cal Poly’s annual literary magazine, titled “Byzantium,” showcases what English professor Kevin Clark calls “an expert use […]



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