For You, I Will Wear Pink Camouflage: A Poem

BY ADELLE LaBRECQUE Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong Suicide survivor: my newest hated identity. 30,000 feet in the sky brought clarity to everything. As I stared at the moon, I saw what—in hindsight—was always present. The suspending clouds reflected vibrant, white light, unlike something I’d ever seen before. What an incredible sight from this bird’s-eye-view up…

Egan Library Kicks Off “Poetry Café”

BY KAYLYN HASLUND For the UAS Whalesong Poetry is a form of writing, a form that seems to be getting less and less attention as time goes by. However, it is poetry that the Egan Library has chosen to be celebrated on our campus. In concert with April as National Poetry Month, Beatrice Franklin, one…

Poetry: Why and How to Do It

BY KAYLYN HASLUND For the UAS Whalesong I am the “Queen of Comma Splices” within the confines of the Whalesong office. This is because I write poetry, which doesn’t require as many commas as you would think. The thing is, poetry is a great outlet and form of writing that often gets ignored for novels…

Poetry is the Art of Literature

How is it a small poem can carry so much more weight than any other form of literature? Why is it that you can write a book about a poem, you can write an essay about a line in the poem, and you can sing a poem – but you cannot sing a book?