BRICKrhetoric Literary/Visual Arts Journal

  • Chicago



United States

About Us

BRICKrhetoric is a quarterly online literary and visual arts journal. Established in Chicago in 2009, BRICKrhetoric features original poetry, prose, artwork and photography with a multicultural and urban focus.

We believe that by sharing our personal experiences through artistic and written reflection, we create a type of synergy in which inspiration and enlightenment fuse; this synthesis, in turn, creates in us a deeper understanding of who we are in relation to those around us; we begin to understand our own identities in relation to the universe, we gain a greater perspective on what it means to be human, and we integrate this new wisdom into our daily lives.


BRICKrhetoric was founded in November 2009, on the campus of East-West University in Chicago, IL. We initially invited submissions from students, faculty, staff & friends of the university, and were happy to produce our first three issues.

In December 2010, BRICKrhetoric became independently-run by a small group of volunteers, and we shifted our focus to include students from across Chicagoland (and beyond) to:

· support literacy

· promote cross-cultural perspective

· celebrate the literary/visual arts, and

· provide a canvas for writers/artists (of any age) to share their work

BRICKrhetoric is committed to providing a canvas for emerging and established writers/artists alike to illuminate topics in the humanities for the discovery and enjoyment of its readers.