Portrait of Ian

Portrait of Ian By Hyo In Park Gym shorts and tennis shoes. Crew socks with long necks. Neon shirts. Ramen noodles. Hyo In Park was born in Busan, South Korea, and is currently a student at Indian Springs School in Alabama. He placed second at the 2018 National Speech & Debate Association’s Vestavia Hills Poetry […]

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Interview: Maya Shimamura

The Mire reached out to Maya Shimamura, a writer featured in this issue, for one of our favorite short stories, The Sound of the Universe. Shimamura explores queerness, heartbreak, the common sounds, and how they all intertwine to impart meaning from the changes that the main character goes through, which makes it perfect for The […]

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Interview: Bradley Schmidt

Decoding and Encoding? We take the ability that we can find the book we want in almost any language for granted, but have you ever thought about the progress behind translated work? How many languages can you speak fluently? And on the top of that, could you imagine writing beautiful sentences  between two of them? […]

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Interview: Rodrigo Corral

I spent my 17th birthday in Nashville, Tennessee for a stop on John Green’s book tour for Turtles All the Way Down. Before the show, I was gifted a free copy of the book. Immediately, I noticed the intricate cover, similar to Green’s Fault in Our Stars in its bold colors and pop-art-esque design. The […]

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The Springs Code

This blog post is inspired by the collection of essays named “The Southern Lady Code” by Helen Ellis. Southern ladies are known for phrases that we have grown accustomed to hearing in the Deep South like “bless your heart” and “hold your horses.” Here are a few phrases and remarks given by Indian Springs students […]

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Interview: Dylan Emerick Brown

Have you ever heard of a professional high school literary magazine? Before this year, neither had we! The Mire reached out to Dylan Emerick-Brown, Editor-in-Chief and founder of Howl, a professional literary magazine run by the students of Deltona High School, for insight about what it’s like to produce a successful professional student-run magazine. Howl […]

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