Nik C. ’24, a Creative Arts Program diploma student majoring in creative writing, has been included in the second edition of the international publication called “Letters to Lovers Zine”. Nik’s poem “After the Batman” was one of 29 submissions selected out of hundreds of entries. To date, Nik’s focus has been on short stories and novellas, this is his first submission of poetry.
The Zine was founded in 2022 by German writer/creative Veruschka Haas, who is the editor and designer. Haas says the Letters to Lovers Zine’s purpose is to publish classic and modern interpretations of letters. She adds, “I created this Zine out of love for collections of letters and epistolary novels, worry that this is a dying medium, and excitement for how this medium shifts and changes in our modern day.” Whether art, photography, poetry, or prose, whether handwritten, composed, or typed out, Issue 02 features works by young writers and artists directed at their lovers past, present or even future. In Issue 02, the relationships, non-relationships, and encounters are explored as letters through a lens of nostalgia.
The Zine is sold online (Etsy), and in a number of British bookstores and magazine shops, including Housmans Bookshop, Typewronger Books, Magalleria, and magCulture, among others.