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the first appearance of light in the sky before sunrise.


(of a day) begin.
come into existence.
become evident to the mind; be perceived or understood.

We chose Dawn for the theme of our first edition because we felt it symbolized the beginning of our journey as a creative publication. Our first edition is split into three sections: astronomical, nautical, and civil dawn, and the poetry, art, essays, and short stories throughout interpret and reinterpret what this means: discovery, birth, creation, love, rebellion, courage, hope, memory, vulnerability… It has been reviewed that out first edition contains, "brave steps to sharing intimate experiences, unapologetic expression and exploration of Black history and culture... [and] there is beauty and craft and the 88 pages overflow with vibrant words and image." - Oxford Poetry Library 

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