Mirror Flower Water Moon | Student Magazine

Mirror Flower Water Moon (鏡花水月)

Mirror Flower Water Moon is a print and digital magazine published two times a year. Each issue has a theme and invites submissions of visual art, academic work, personal reflections, fiction, poetry, and more. The magazine is led and edited by a team of BA and MA students. It includes works by DRBU students, faculty, staff, and our broader community. You can reach the editors at studentmag@drbu.edu.

Cover of magazine, featuring a young women wearing a mask and sunglasses

Fall 2020
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Cover for Spring 20 Student Magazine

Spring 2020
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Cover for Fall 19 Student Magazine

Fall 2019
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Cover for Fall/Winter 18 Student Magazine

Fall/Winter 2018
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Cover for Summer 18 Student Magazine
"The Real World"
Summer 2018
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Cover for Spring 18 Student Magazine
Spring 2018
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Cover for Winter 17-18 Student Magazine
Winter 2017-2018
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Next Issue: "Habit"
Currently open for submissions at studentmag@drbu.edu
Release date: Spring 2021


Meet our Editors

Xuan | Editor Since 2018 
On Names: 
Although I’ve lived most of my life going by the pronunciation “Swan,” it was only until I did my Master’s at DRBU that I was introduced by my name’s true pronunciation of 萱 (xuān - first tone in Mandarin Chinese). 萱 is a type of daylily which is edible. My mom would cook it into soups, point to the flowers in the bowl and say: “Look, it’s you.” Terrifying, no?

Quinn | Editor Since 2020 
I really dislike writing but cling to it like a child to her mom. Writing is like a pair of tweezers, a sheet of sand paper, a grinding stone. The Magazine, in that way, is a collection of fine distillations of our community's challenging inner-work. It is one of my favorite parts about DRBU, and my only regret as an editor is not getting to see it "fresh." But the flip side is I get so familiar with the content through the weeks we spend working with it that the brilliant words of our community settle into my consciousness with a gentle yet persistent presence. Each piece of writing blossoms into a life of its own; each magazine has its own magnetism, its own grace. It kind of even makes me like writing a bit.

Sjon | Editor Since 2020 
sjon d.l. ljos prefers lowercase letters & rural buildings: both are squat & leave more space for sky