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The Art Of Cheer, Debra Marquart 2017 Iowa State University

The Art Of Cheer, Debra Marquart

Debra Marquart

The afternoon I bought my first record, "Red Rubber Ball" by the Cyrkle, I went to my best friend Jovita Becker's house. She plucked the single from the sleeve and dropped it onto her turntable with a crunch of the needle as the sound of the Farftsa organ rang out, and we danced the Pony on the bouncy, wood floor of her upstairs bedroom. I went to her house often, late afternoons, after Catholic school, while her parents were still at work at their grocery store.


Whisker Meditations, Debra Marquart 2017 Iowa State University

Whisker Meditations, Debra Marquart

Debra Marquart

When I told my fiance' s mother about my persistent, recurring whisker-lower right, underside of my chin-she smiled sideways, said, "Be glad it's only one."


The Other Woman, Debra Marquart 2017 Iowa State University

The Other Woman, Debra Marquart

Debra Marquart

Because I could. Because back then it seemed simple to put your hand out and peel a man away from another woman, almost like ripe fruit, almost like another country, the late-seventies that blessed window of time after the pill, right before AIDS. Vietnam was over, drinking age was still eighteen.


Cell, Debra Marquart 2017 Iowa State University

Cell, Debra Marquart

Debra Marquart

Lately I've been calling myself when necessity requires, the landline part of me who has a meeting and must be out the door dials the cell self lost in the deep pocket...


Not All There, Debra Marquart 2017 Iowa State University

Not All There, Debra Marquart

Debra Marquart

A

few years ago, my friend Jordan, a writer and park ranger in northern California, decided to take a month long trip to Grand Teton National Park to do some research for a book. He had worked for the park service twenty years earlier in the Tetons, so the trip was part research, part reverie, and part mournful return to the rougher mountains of his youth. He was one of those people who competed in and won biathlons-the Olympic winter sport where you ski, then shoot with a rifle, then ski some more. He liked to claim you could drop ...


Carte Blanche, Debra Marquart 2017 Iowa State University

Carte Blanche, Debra Marquart

Debra Marquart

As we were packing up the Chevy with my things for col lege, Father handed me a checkbook from the Stock Growers Bank. It looked odd and official in his hands-legal, even-and nothing like the buckets of milk or the hay bales or any of the other things of agricultural that I usually saw him carrying around. Inside the plastic navy blue cover, tucked into the crease, was a stack of bound checks with my name on them...


Kablooey Is The Sound You'll Hear, Debra Marquart 2017 Iowa State University

Kablooey Is The Sound You'll Hear, Debra Marquart

Debra Marquart

then plaster falling and the billow of gypsum after your sister blows a hole in the ceiling of your brother's bedroom with the shotgun he left loaded and resting on his dresser...


Some Things About That Day, Debra Marquart 2017 Iowa State University

Some Things About That Day, Debra Marquart

Debra Marquart

The placards I walked through. The wet raincoat on a hook. The questionnaire on a clipboard placed before me. Couples sat around me in the waiting room. They were young. What am I saying? I was only thirty-two.


The Perils Of Travel, Debra Marquart 2017 Iowa State University

The Perils Of Travel, Debra Marquart

Debra Marquart

Something that unnerves me when I fly on certain European airlines is the way that passengers will applaud at touchdown, as if a crash landing were the norm, so an uneventful landing is a cause for celebration.


Reconsidering An Agricultural Childhood, Debra Marquart 2017 Iowa State University

Reconsidering An Agricultural Childhood, Debra Marquart

Debra Marquart

In an interview titled, "Field Observations," the environmentalist and writer, Wendell Berry, spoke about long-range decisions he was making for his farmland in the Kentucky River Valley. "What I'm going to do here." he explained to the interviewer as they walked Berry's upland pastures, "is grow an old -growth forest. It will take about 200 years, and I won't live to see it."


Refusing Nostalgia: On Geographical Flight And Cultural Amnesia, Debra Marquart 2017 Iowa State University

Refusing Nostalgia: On Geographical Flight And Cultural Amnesia, Debra Marquart

Debra Marquart

As a child, I was a map gazer. I'd set my small finger down in Alsace, in that blessed valley of castles, church spires, vineyards, and rolling fields of sunflowers between the Vosges Mountains and the Rhine river, then I'd tramp my fingers like a small scissors eastward through Germany. I'd touch down on the shore of the Danube and trace its long artery, the eastern route my ancestors took in 1803 to reach Odessa on the Black Sea. I longed to feel under my fingertips the slow progress of the overland caravan, the teams of oxen ...


Cell, Debra Marquart 2017 Iowa State University

Cell, Debra Marquart

Debra Marquart

Lately I've been calling myself when necessity requires, the landline part of me who has a meeting and must be out the door dials the cell self lost in the deep pocket...


Chores, Debra Marquart 2017 Iowa State University

Chores, Debra Marquart

Debra Marquart

There is a gravel road about a quarter-mile long leading out of my parents' farm in North Dakota that leads to another gravel road about a half-mile long, which eventually meets up with Highway 3, the two-lane blacktop that runs through my hometown. When I was a kid, I sat for hours in my brother's bedroom facing the highway, and I kept a running tally of how many cars and trucks passed our farm...


The Funeral, Katherine M. Carithers 2017 Dartmouth College

The Funeral, Katherine M. Carithers

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Lives Awash In Neon, Logan T. Collins 2017 Dartmouth College

Lives Awash In Neon, Logan T. Collins

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The Mouse, Katherine M. Carithers 2017 Dartmouth College

The Mouse, Katherine M. Carithers

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On Combustion, Tommy E. Hart 2017 Dartmouth College

On Combustion, Tommy E. Hart

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The Whether And Nots (Excerpt), Kylee J. Sibilia 2017 Dartmouth

The Whether And Nots (Excerpt), Kylee J. Sibilia

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The Storm, Katherine M. Carithers 2017 Dartmouth College

The Storm, Katherine M. Carithers

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Firefly Heaven, Logan T. Collins 2017 Dartmouth College

Firefly Heaven, Logan T. Collins

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