From the Editor’s Desk

Our new tagline, “a space between ordinary and odd,” certainly reflects these ever-changing times as much as it refers to Mistake House Magazine’s equal dedication to individual voice and inventive play. During an unprecedented pandemic, while all are either staying at home or supporting their communities in essential roles, it is important to be kind …

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From the Editor’s Desk

Welcome to Mistake House! Like its architectural namesake, the magazine brings together an assemblage of interesting components and offers their conjunction as a microcosm of hard work and play. The voices highlighted by the stories and poems in Issue 5 appear like individual rooms under a shared roof of human mess. In her introduction to …

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From the Editor’s Desk

“Home is where we return to,” says Czech writer Václav Cílek, “and we leave it only so that we may return.” Cílek is talking about the natural landscape of our home, the earth, the “flux in which our spiritual and natural sides mingle,” but his words transcend context. If you are returning to Mistake House …

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    Welcome to Mistake House! This year’s issue is a home for diverse, fearless, and honest writing by graduate and undergraduate students from several countries. Franz Kafka once said, “Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most …

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From the Editor’s Desk

Welcome to Mistake House, a publication of Principia College’s English Department and a home for diverse student voices, with special features devoted to the work of professional writers and artists. Our 2015 premiere issue was met with positive reception and reader engagement, and the editors are grateful for the continuing support of our readership. For …

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