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New literary journal launched at BU

Coup D’Etat staff members (from left): Brendan Canfield, Abigail Clauhs, Nina Misra, and Jamie Lin at the launch party.

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Coup D’Etat staff members (from left): Brendan Canfield, Abigail Clauhs, Nina Misra, and Jamie Lin at the launch party.

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The organizers of Boston University’s new literary journal, Coup D’Etat, threw themselves a well-deserved party to celebrate the first issue. The letter from the editor in the inaugural issue quotes H.L. Mencken: “It doesn’t take a majority to make a rebellion; it takes only a few leaders and a sound cause.” The cause, in this case, is “a quest to save the campus from the slack-jawed maw of the mouth-breathing philistine.” And the result is an eclectic collection of poetry and prose.

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