At last, BU has a literary journal all its own

Celebrants at the launch party for BU’s new literay journal, Coup D'Etat, at Trident Booksellers included senior editor Brendan Canfield, left, editor in chief Abigail Clauhs, and editors Nina Misra and Jamie Lin. (Globe photo by Bill Brett)
Celebrants at the launch party for BU’s new literay journal, Coup D'Etat, at Trident Booksellers included senior editor Brendan Canfield, left, editor in chief Abigail Clauhs, and editors Nina Misra and Jamie Lin. (Globe photo by Bill Brett)

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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