HYPERNOVA LIT

A Stellar Flare of Young Adult Writing and Visual Art

Hopeless Life

BY AMIN ABDULLAH A hopeless sight, that’s all what in my lifetrying to speak for the better but every time something makes me quiet.No light in my morning, dark is … Continue reading

September 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

Gaia’s Silent Regret

Star BY ALEXA THEOFANIDISitalicized lines are taken from Maggie Nelson’s Bluets Long before either wave or particle;before light perched in the fleshof our scorched skirts; when his eyestugged at the … Continue reading

September 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

A Vicious Cycle

BY ADITYA AGGARWAL Salad Days is a poem discussing the lessons I’velearned throughout my childhood. Around the middle ofthe poem, I provide a single lesson that has changed mylife profoundly. … Continue reading

September 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Orphanage

BY NICK UNNIKRISHNAN I was tired and sleepy and felt like I was going to pass out. My muscles burned from exhaustion. On the dark, gloomy highway I stuck my … Continue reading

September 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

This One is On Fire

BY ADELA XHEZA The first words that Nonna said when I was born was “questo è in fiamme.” This one is on fire. We all thought that she was talking … Continue reading

September 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Different Types of Love

BY ALEFIYA PRESSWALA People always try to define the word love, but there are so many types and forms of love, there’s no single way to say exactly what it … Continue reading

September 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

A Silver Ring

BY AOIFE O’CONNELL The cell smells of piss and dirt, and it reminds Dee of her old apartment. When she had moved into the abandoned building, the squatters were ubiquitous … Continue reading

September 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

AMERICAN DREAMING: TWO POEMS

BY ANNA KIESEWETTER Ethnic We pretend to be ethnic—absurd reminiscencesof a world we’ve never known.We drape ourselves inour mother’s hanfu,fold thin paper intoornate hand-held fansas the world looks on at … Continue reading

September 5, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Word

BY AARON ZHAO Immigrant. The word lingered in Matthew’s mind as he kicked a tuft of grass on the wet field, strolling in solitude. His classmates laughed at him from … Continue reading

September 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

Small Like Grain

BY AMY LIU Did you know that peoples flocked to our homeland, small like grain? They brought their moms & dads & children to this dreamland, small like grain. Oceans … Continue reading

August 30, 2020 · Leave a comment

Amongst the Stars

BY JENNY CHEN The girl who gave me the universe In pale hands splattered with speckles of orange Her eyes mirrored the blue painted into the sky at 7 pm … Continue reading

August 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

How to Label Yourself

BY ABIGAIL FISHER In the Style of Lorrie Moore 2018. Your history class learns about the Stonewall Riots. Pretend you’ve never heard of the event. Ask enough questions to show … Continue reading

August 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Finding Yourself Fading Away

BY LAYA REDDY I was always sitting on the outer edge of the group A lone meteor in weak orbit I had no words that could get their gravity to  … Continue reading

August 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Mirror

BY ELISE BALDEMORE The mirror So prim and proper, Held the ghastly reflection Of a young girl Within its very glass. Captivating her She stared long and hard, Not able … Continue reading

July 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

I Guess I’m Kind of Liberal

BY MACY PERRINE The thing about wearing a feminist shirt to school is that I live in Wisconsin. We’re not technically conservative, but we are also not California. The only … Continue reading

July 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Shards

BY SRUTHI KALAVACHERLA broken and hurt used trapped in her nightmare. long nights, dirty money a wench to their desires they say there is no varnish to protect her from … Continue reading

July 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Maybe I Hate Your Poetry

BY LILLY SABELLA Maybe I hate your poetry and maybe I hope you drown in your metaphors if you’d step away from your word of black microphones and spotlights dressed … Continue reading

July 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

A Little Girl Made of Mirrors

BY HALEY HIBSMAN She struts shamelessly Why shouldn’t she She is flawless Every person’s dream But like us all she has a flaw She is made of mirrors She reflects … Continue reading

July 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

A Place With You

BY: GRACE FEELEY “Happiness is only real when shared.” -​Christopher McCandless Dear You, I went to the place we used to love today. I let myself relax in the cool … Continue reading

July 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Self Harm

BY: BELLA RAY There is always sadness, it’s always dark, A slight relief while I make these marks. Blood blooms bright with every gash, My world comes down with a … Continue reading

July 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Godmother Wrapped in a Hurricane

BY: NATALIE SERRAG I You can see her leaning over the rotten wood beams. She is barefoot Her lips sit in a frown the way that Storm clouds sit in … Continue reading

July 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Perspective

BY MAYA GOWDA I arrive, attended and measured with disgust By myself with people all around They​ aren’t looking at me but looking with me Trying to harm its way … Continue reading

July 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Released

BY ALEXANDRA MAXIME ADAMS She could hear the​ ticks​ and ​tocks ​punching into the air, pummeled from the smiley face clock, yellow and maddening, that was nailed against the wall … Continue reading

July 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

Seaweed on the Ocean Floor

BY SUMMER LIU Yujia swayed in the cramped subway like a string of seaweed on the ocean floor. The crowd pushed against her in all directions possible, that she neither … Continue reading

July 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

In My Head

BY KEYA SHAH I drive my bruised fingers and short clipped nails deep into my palm, slowly drawing in big gulps of the musty summer air.  I’m counting to ten, … Continue reading

July 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Bones, a Lantern, and a Future

BY NICOLE WHITSELL The second I am outside, The cold wind pierces my ears And my eyes And my cheeks. Every step away is bliss. My soul, Lighter than air, … Continue reading

July 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

I Want to Make a Change

BY MARIJA NIKOLIC How often do you hear look up, hold up, get up, go up? All these words have something in common, and I am pretty sure you can … Continue reading

June 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

I’ve Got Fangs Now

BY MAKAYLA JENNINGS The city street is their territory And we are their prey. I used to not mind it so much. Their stares. And their piercing howls. In fact … Continue reading

June 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Help and Terrified

BY EUNICE ZELAYA Help I can’t breathe It’s like I’m being held back I feel weak As if all my strength has been drained and taken away I’m so exhausted … Continue reading

June 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Carrot Farm

BY LUCY McMAHON The boy in the handmade straw hat is sitting in the middle of the carrot field but he does not look happy. Instead, his face is one of … Continue reading

June 23, 2019 · Leave a comment