Into the Archives


Every month or few, our staffers dive into our back issues, flipping through the pages and finding buried literary treasures–and they share these pieces and their thoughts on these pieces here, through our Into the Archives feature. (Thanks to The Greensboro Review for the great idea.)

You can read any of the posts via the links below. Enjoy!

“Unhappy People Live Longer,” by Jessica Hollander, issue #12

7/20/21: Into the Archives: staff member Cara Musashi on “Unhappy People Live Longer,” issue #12   Although I am quite new to Prism, I’m more than aware that there are an abundance of great works from talented authors who’ve been published before my time. “Unhappy People Live Longer,” by Jessica Hollander, is certainly one of […]


poems by Lana Ghannam, issue #18

6/19/21: Into the Archives: staff member Seth Rodriguez on poems by Lana Ghannam, issue #18   The author Lana I. Ghannam uses much personal experience to convey the message and story of the poems. Ghannam’s poems stick out with a unique melodic and wishful tone with excellent word choice and imagery to convey its message. […]


“Fragments and Pieces” by Alisa A. Gaston, issue #19

12/17/20: Into the Archives: staff member Taylor Croft on “Fragments and Pieces” by Alisa A. Gaston, issue #19 Prism has published many great authors and many great works of fiction and poetry. Just one of those many pieces is a short fictional story called “Fragments and Pieces,” written by Alisa A. Gaston. This story stuck […]


“Set It and Forget It,” by Jaquira Díaz, issue #13

11/28/20: Into the Archives: staff member Sienna Ruiz on “Set It and Forget It” by Jaquira Díaz, issue #13 While reading through a Prism Review copy this Thanksgiving, “Set It and Forget It” by Jaquira Díaz caught my eye. The strangeness of some of the previous stories in the issue, makes Diaz’s story, even though […]