As we come closer to the Penumbra Spring 2022 book launch, we have released several things in connection to this issue of the journal. One of the first things we released is a Spotify playlist you can gain access to here on this website through the "Penumbra Online Media" tab. With this playlist, we wanted to add a kind of audio connection to the various pieces we will be publishing in the journal. Through this, we compiled a list of two to three songs that we felt connected to the content or vibe of the pieces that can be listened to while going through the journal. The songs are meant to add a layer to the reading experience in hopes to show the readers another aspect of how to go through the journal. We believe that music and literature go together in such a way that what you hear helps the pieces resonate in an additional way to their already impressive strength.
Along with the playlist, we have officially published the online Art Exhibition showcasing all of the art pieces that will be published in the upcoming journal. Found here at penumbraart2021.wixsite.com/spring2022 people can interact with all of the art while learning more about the artists who created it. Here you will find not only the works and their mediums, but also short blurbs from various artists about the creation of their pieces. Here people will have easy access to witnessing all of the great works of art that will be found throughout the journal. We hope that everyone gets the chance to interact with these works in these different ways!
Jessica Charest is an editor for Penumbra Online, as well as the Summer and Fall 2021 Penumbra Social Media Manager. She graduated with her M.A. in Literature from Stan State in Spring 2020.