Edition 5: Letter from the Editor

Welcome back to The Dilettante. The theme of edition five is: rebellion. The past several months—the whole year, really—have been a whirlwind of disaster, malaise, surrealism, and general madness. Between the global pandemic and the most recent civil rights movement, with plenty of bloodshed on domestic soil and beyond, the existence and maintenance of this publication have weighed heavy on my mind. What is the … Continue reading Edition 5: Letter from the Editor

Lot 7

“So, Vron asks me if she can borrow my grinder the other day.” Bevin pronounced it like vee-ron, a nickname for her friend Veronica.“And I’m like yeah, sure, why not? Right?” “It must be nice that you guys live so close together, so you can share stuff like that.” “Yeah, it’s dope. She lives right down the street. But, she can’t keep any weed or … Continue reading Lot 7

Edition 4: Letter from the Editor

It feels like just yesterday I was rollerblading to the park with my older brother. Our hot summer days were filled with green grass and water guns, walking to the library to escape the heat because only the master bedroom had the luxury of air conditioning. Now, my most recent memories of summer are overtaken by nine-to-fives and lonely evenings, finding any which way to … Continue reading Edition 4: Letter from the Editor

Edition 3: Letter from the Editor

“Love is a force, but it is sometimes called a feeling. When we imagine that love is a feeling, we may be disappointed because we notice that we cannot keep any feeling up and running all the time. A feeling is an intense, immediate, sensate/physical experience. Feelings have a beginning, a middle, and an end; love is ongoing. Feelings are responses to specific stimuli; love … Continue reading Edition 3: Letter from the Editor

Edition 2: Letter from the Editor

Welcome to the second edition of The Dilettante! Since the digital publishing of the first edition in August, The Dilettante has branched into the world wide web – our website (dilettantezine.com) went live on October 5th. While some content will be made available on both platforms, the site and the publication will also feature unique works. Thus, I lovingly encourage you to explore each one. … Continue reading Edition 2: Letter from the Editor