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    Parnassus Literary Journal Celebrates Fifty Years

    Parnassus, a publication of the Taylor University English Department, showcases student creative writing every year in the spring. Named after a mountain in Greece where the nine muses were believed to live, Parnassus is Taylor’s official literary magazine. Parnassus is a bit of a rarity in today’s publishing environment: an undergraduate perfect-bound print journal, featuring full-color cover art and well over a hundred pages of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, digital reproductions of visual art, interviews, and contributor’s notes. I recently spoke with Aaron Housholder, English department member and faculty advisor to Parnassus, to get a better sense of how the journal works, and what it means to Taylor University. DB:…