Surgam is the literary magazine of the Philolexian Society at Columbia University which is published three times a year. The Fall and Spring issues are comprised of submissions of poetry, short fiction, translations, essays, reviews, photography, and visual art of any style while the Winter issue features the winning poems from our Annual Alfred Joyce Kilmer Memorial Bad Poetry Contest. All CC, SEAS, GS, and Barnard undergraduates are welcome to submit.

The current leadership of Surgam is as follows:


Shelby Street, Literary Czar



Nathaniel Marrinson

Editorial Committee

Hannah Link

Catherine Clement

Matthew Kumar

Moderator of the Philolexian Society

Nicholas Luber


If perhaps you are an interesting person and are rightly intrigued by our illustrious society, you may enjoy the Philowixian, the Offical Public Wiki of the Philolexian Society.



ai_square_blue_forWeb     Sponsored in part by the Arts Initiative at Columbia University. This funding is made possible through a generous gift from The Gatsby Charitable Foundation.


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