Hobart sophomore Khalym Burke-Thomas was recently published in the online experimental literary art magazine New Wave Vomit. “The publication features some of the most provocative poetry and fiction pieces being written today by writers who are currently changing the face of independent literature,” says Burke-Thomas.
His published piece, titled “Smorgasbord,” is an invigorating declaration of the veracity of the human experience in the first person.
“Smorgasbord went through many transformations, but it was, from the start, always driven by a voice quite akin to that found in the final product.”
On campus, Burke-Thomas is involved in the Trias Writer’s in Residency program, acting as the assistant to the director as well as a writer. He plans to major in Asian studies and plans to teach English in Japan while pursuing his writing career.
Burke-Thomas describes his writing as both poetry and fiction, and as involving “terrible” people who may or may not know or care about morality.
“Morals or not, however, I think my characters and the personae I adopt -even when they are merely thinly veiled versions of myself- are just responding to situations in the only way they know how and never truly mean any harm.”
Burke-Thomas’ piece can be viewed at the New Wave Vomit site, http://newwavevomit.com/newwavevomit.com/181.html.