Polyphony is a student-run literary magazine by the Discovery Program for Global Learners at Okayama University, but it is also a place that welcomes the diverse perspectives and backgrounds of the students and one that provides a space of creative reflection. We are a group of editors, writers, designers, photographers, and many talented others who share the same vision and have come together to seriously consider the question: How can we create a place where the voices of different students are heard and represented? In this third year of Polyphony, we have features that celebrate the program's diversity that goes beyond our usual cultural commentaries, alongside intriguing academic papers that dig deeper into issues of poverty, immigration, and self. Personal essays and creative contributions, especially those by our "trapped students", speak to the struggle of being amidst multiple voices, places. *everything*. We sincerely hope you enjoy this third issue of Polyphony!
Polyphony Issue 3