Literature and Social Justice Make a Home
Fordham has launched a national literary magazine. The inaugural issue of CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art and Action, is now online, with a print and Kindle issue to follow in the spring.
The magazine features creative writing, visual art, new media and video in response to current news and themes of social responsibility. The theme of the first issue is “Home.” Proceeds from the project will go to support Covenant House, New York’s largest adolescent care agency serving homeless, runaway and at-risk youth.
Featured in the first issue are works by renowned writers Robert Bly, Lia Purpura, Evie Shockley, Rigoberto Gonzalez and Idra Novey, alongside that of Fordham graduate and undergraduate students.
CURA, said Sarah Gambito, assistant professor of English and the magazine’s editor-in-chief, acknowledges the marriage of literary publishing with Fordham’s mission of cura personalis, or nourishment of the whole person.
“What is unique is the idea of integrating a literary magazine with social justice,” said Gambito. “I think Fordham has created something meaningful in the literary community.”