Trolley, Summer 2020

Welcome to Trolley, the online journal of the NYS Writers Institute.

For the fifth edition of our Trolley journal, we asked for submissions from writers, poets, photographers, and artists to share creative expressions produced during this time of uncertainty. 

More than 70 students, faculty, staff, and community members contributed poems, essays, non-fiction, stories, photography and artwork to this newest edition.

All of the contributions address the theme of uncertainty during this time of COVID-19.

Read it free online at


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 A web magazine of essay, opinion, literature, culture, and politics, published by the New York State Writers Institute based at the University at Albany.

- Editor: Paul Grondahl

- Executive Editor: William Kennedy

- Managing Editor: Michael Huber

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Trolley c/o NYS Writers Institute

Science Library 320

University at Albany

Albany NY 12222 

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