You of the finer sense,
Broken against false knowledge,
You who can know at first hand,
Hated, shut in, mistrusted:

Take thought:
I have weathered the storm,
I have beaten out my exile.

Ezra Pound

Exile is an annual student literary journal that provides an opportunity for future poets, fiction, and non-fiction writers to publish their creative work at Denison University. For some students, Exile represents their only chance at publication, while for others, Exile represents the beginning of their life-long writing career.


Exile is an Open Access Publication. An Open Access Publication is one that meets the following two conditions:

  1. The author(s) and copyright holder(s) grant(s) to all users a free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual right of access to, and a license to copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works, in any digital medium for any responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship, as well as the right to make small numbers of printed copies for their personal use.
  2. A complete version of the work and all supplemental materials, including a copy of the permission as stated above, in a suitable standard electronic format is deposited immediately upon initial publication in at least one online repository that is supported by an academic institution, scholarly society, government agency, or other well-established organization that seeks to enable open access, unrestricted distribution, interoperability, and long-term archiving (the Digital Resource Commons is such a repository).

Exile claims Creative Commons licenses for the archive of published papers, which are authored by undergraduates. Let it be known that Exile attempted to make contact with authors in order to receive expressed permission to republish their work. If you are displeased to find your Exile writings available online, we apologize for having not been able to reach you; and we request that you please email Peter Grandbois at, who will promptly cancel our users’ access to your work.