O wild West Wind, thou breath of Autumn’s being …

Still don’t have a copy of the 2016 edition of Zephyrus? Where have you been?!


In case you’re new around here (or have always been kind of afraid to ask), Zephyrus is the WKU’s annual journal of fine arts. First published in 1969, it features the best of student art, poetry and short stories – which is to say, the best of the best.

I should have predicted
the fallout
that came
after you wanted more
and I did not
and I woke up
late that night

to the discordant sounds of
laughing and slapping slices of cheese
on to my window.

excerpted from “Netflix & Chill” by Josh Daniel, Browning Literary Club Poetry Award Winner
Find out what that’s all about in the 2016 

Did you also know that the journal’s name comes from Zephyrus, Greek god of the west wind? He’s said to be a “handsome, winged youth.” Here he is with his wife, Chloris:


“Flore et Zéphyr”, oil painting by William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1875


Past issues of Zephyrus tracing back to 1969 can be found on the English Department Publications Page – just if you’re ever curious about what WKU students of the 70’s and 80’s had on their poetic consciousness. You can also browse First Floor Cherry’s collection of Zephyrus Flashbacks from last year.
Spoiler: those students were not writing about Netflix and Chill.

So what are you waiting for? Pick up your free copy of the 2016 Zephyrus in the English Office. You know where to find us.


p.s. bonus points if you recognize the Percy Shelley quote in the title!

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