Literary Tattoo Roundup


A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

“I’ll follow you and make a heaven out of hell, and I’ll die by your hand which I love so well.”


Emily Dickinson, “A word is dead.”

“When it is said,
Some say.
I say it just
Begins to live
That day.”


Tulips by Sylvia Plath

“I didn’t want any flowers, I only wanted
To lie with my hands turned up and be utterly empty.
How free it is, you have no idea how free.”


A Man Young and Old by W.B. Yeats

“A mermaid found a swimming lad,

Picked him for her own,

Pressed her body to his body,

Laughed; and plunging down

Forgot in cruel happiness

That even lovers drown.”


Lady Lazarus by Sylvia Plath

“Out of the ash
I rise with my red hair
And I eat men like air.”

Contributing Editor

Meggie Royer is a writer and photographer from the Midwest who is currently majoring in Psychology at Macalester College. Her poems have previously appeared in Words Dance Magazine, The Harpoon Review, Melancholy Hyperbole, and more. She has won national medals for her poetry and a writing portfolio in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, and was the Macalester Honorable Mention recipient of the 2015 Academy of American Poets Student Poetry Prize.