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In Dedication to Isaiah O'Kane

* Isaiah O'Kane was an incredibly gifted poet. He wrote passionately and unyieldingly, writing a collection that he was in the process of having published. He took a summer class at Pratt Institute and spoke to me, and our friends, about his experience, exhibiting excitement about his writing. He planned on submitting work to the Olivetree Review, and becoming a Poetry Editor next semester, which I know only would have strengthened the magazine. It is truly a shame that only a select few were able to see Isaiah's poetry, but this is one small way for more people to appreciate his immense talent. On behalf of all those who knew Isaiah for the few short months he was with us, I can safely say, as well as being the light in the room, he was the writer who put the spark on the pages.

-Stefania D'Andrea


At the end of the day We are just twisted beings Pretending we have a sense of order, Even as our little worlds Fall to pieces. Two become one And one become two again, As our …