Welcome to mOthertongue: A Multilingual Journal of the Arts.mOthertongue is a student-run literary journal closely associated with the Comparative Literature Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Every spring, the journal publishes non-English poetry and prose as well as student art and photography.
See our About Page to learn more about us.
Current Volume: Volume 21 (2016)
Ave, Colonia Veraniega, Sol / Bird, Camp, Sun
Professor Carole Cloutier ’s Spring 2016 Spanish 240 Class
Diba Bijari, Jeannine Cullen, Rachel Sewon Bae, Jill O’Loughlin (mOthertongue 2016: Undergraduate Editorial Board)
Spring 2016 Editors
- Rachel Sewon Bae
- Undergraduate Editors
- Diba Bijari
- Jeannine Cullen
- Jill O'Loughlin
- Graduate Editors
- Daniel Armenti
- Joseph Keady
- Siobhan Mei
- Joseph Keady
- Faculty Advisor
- Marisol Barbon
a multilingual journal of the arts
For nearly two decades, mOthertongue has given students the opportunity to showcase their artistic endeavors and embrace their multilingual identities. In this volume, we once again celebrate the individuality of fellow artists through their poetry, photography, and art. mOthertongue is essentially a platform for anybody from anywhere to share their vision and create an artistic dialogue with the world. There are no rules, no preconceptions, and no boundaries. Through this journal, anybody is capable of becoming an artist. And with the emphasis on multilingualism and the freedom of self-expression, the individual undergoes a process of learning and embracing his or her roots, creating an artistic outlet for that vision, and engaging in an academic process of translation. Truly, the journal allows for unheard voices to be heard, unseen art to be seen. In fact, the collection of so many multicultural voices in one place is as artistically inclusive as it is novel.