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Buoy, Debra Marquart 2017 Iowa State University

Buoy, Debra Marquart

Debra Marquart

And so you came to realize that a married man is like a drowning victim, when you find him

drenched, adrift and unhappy in the vast ocean of his marriage. And you are always the first...


Lament, Debra Marquart 2017 Iowa State University

Lament, Debra Marquart

Debra Marquart

north dakota i'm worried about you

the companies you keep all these new friends north dakota

beyond the boom, beyond the precious resources

do you think they care what becomes of you


Ground Oregano, Debra Marquart 2017 Iowa State University

Ground Oregano, Debra Marquart

Debra Marquart

Bitter green, bottled dust of pungent woods

I've carried across cities and states, past its prime,

almost gone now, origanum vulgare, twenty-five years

since I tucked it in the spice rack after he insisted

he was allergic, although I'd used it in the lasagna,

chili, and spaghetti he'd eaten with relish, without illness...


News Flash, Debra Marquart 2017 Iowa State University

News Flash, Debra Marquart

Debra Marquart

One cape yellow diamond, octahedron-shaped, 235 carats,

was found in the Schmidstdrift mine, an alluvial riverbed

outwash near Kimbereley, South Africa by a three-week-old

start up company named Nare Diamonds Limited who re-opened...


Dylan's Lost Years, Debra Marquart 2017 Iowa State University

Dylan's Lost Years, Debra Marquart

Debra Marquart

Somewhere between Hibbing and New York, the red rust streets of the iron range and the shipping yards of the Atlantic, somewhere between...


Ephemra, Debra Marquart 2017 Iowa State University

Ephemra, Debra Marquart

Debra Marquart

The thing is, I'm trying to finish my novel, but the water keeps coming in the basement. Not the basement of the novel, but the basement of my fiance's house in Michigan where I spend my summers.


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...


Bookmobile, Debra Marquart 2017 Iowa State University

Bookmobile, Debra Marquart

Debra Marquart

To be saved by books, to be allowed to file in twos away from Sister Paula's math class, to climb those three small steps off the curb, and be met by the smell of old paper, glue and leather bindings....


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...


Quake, Debra Marquart 2017 Iowa State University

Quake, Debra Marquart

Debra Marquart

beyond the groundwater contamination now earthquakes in colorado, arkansas the swath of states between alabama and montana


Poor You, Debra Marquart 2017 Iowa State University

Poor You, Debra Marquart

Debra Marquart

Back when we were still together, it seemed

my ex-boyfriend could never lose anything.

Car keys, dollar bills, everything that fell from...


China: 5,000 Years, Debra Marquart 2017 Iowa State University

China: 5,000 Years, Debra Marquart

Debra Marquart

not the jade ornament of a pig-dragon or the lamp in the shape of goose holding a fish

not the bronze buckle ornament of a dancer with cymbals

or the nephrite jade carving of a winged horse

all from the second century B.C.E.


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...


On Cliché: Expression, Cognition And Understanding, Craig Jordan-Baker 2017 University of Brighton

On Cliché: Expression, Cognition And Understanding, Craig Jordan-Baker

Journal of Creative Writing Studies

Abstract: This paper argues that cliché is not simply a problem of language and expression, but rather a cognitive problem or one of understanding. It locates several distinctive features of cliché, namely their characteristic superficiality (low informational content) and the typically low cognitive effort they require to understand. It then argues for a distinction between ‘external’ and ‘internal’ clichés, where the former are the well-known phrases commonly recognised as clichés, but the latter are not recognised as clichés but nevertheless function as clichés within a specific literary work.


Silos, Debra Marquart 2017 Iowa State University

Silos, Debra Marquart

Debra Marquart

ground zero we believed we were ground zero north dakota, 1964...


Thirteen Ways Of Looking At The Weather, Debra Marquart 2017 Iowa State University

Thirteen Ways Of Looking At The Weather, Debra Marquart

Debra Marquart

Footage of a tornado this spring morning on The Weather Channel. Tuberous as a taproot, it dips, retracts, stretches thin, then holds, taut as a sprung coil. Dark topsoil rises in spinning wisps as the funnel makes contact with the ground, widens, then moves like a vacuum across flat, unfortunate Kansas.


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.


Somewhere In A House Where You Are Not, Debra Marquart 2017 Iowa State University

Somewhere In A House Where You Are Not, Debra Marquart

Debra Marquart

There is sunlight coming through windows somewhere in a house where you are not. An old man and old woman eating breakfast to the sound of the clock, out of words...


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