Students publish work

Northwestern College students Victoria Horn, Justine Johnson, Nicole Montgomery and Sarah Odom have been published in Valparaiso University’s literary journal, “A Common Thread.”

The journal is produced by undergraduate students at Valparaiso University in Indiana. Each issue features poetry, fiction, art, photography, comics, drama and creative nonfiction, all written around a central theme. The theme for the current issue was “Scars.”

Horn’s poems, “Touchstone” and “Exhale,” were published in the journal. A sophomore from Morrison, Ill., Horn is double majoring in literature and writing/rhetoric.

Johnson, a junior writing/rhetoric major from Gravity, Iowa, published her creative nonfiction piece, “Watching the Slideshow.”

Montgomery’s poems, “Seeking Lifelines” and “On Heartache and Hands,” were also published in the journal. Montgomery is a sophomore English teaching major from Fenton, Iowa.

An art piece by Odom, a senior music and writing/rhetoric major from Northwood, Iowa, was also featured in the journal. Odom’s photograph, entitled “Delivery,” depicted a melting mailbox in front of a house engulfed in flames.