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Editors' Note, Katherine M. Carithers, Caroline E. Cook Dec 2019

Editors' Note, Katherine M. Carithers, Caroline E. Cook

HUMBUG

No abstract provided.


Living The All-American Dream, Emma Franklin May 2019

Living The All-American Dream, Emma Franklin

Theses/Capstones/Creative Projects

This creative compilation includes a critical book review, assessed through an autobiographical lens with narrative commentary; a personal essay set in early childhood; and a second personal essay from the young adulthood perspective. The critical book review is influenced by creative non-fiction pedagogy, personal experiences, and texts assigned in English 4820: Autobiography. The objective is to recognize writing moves within the memoir genre and apply them to the subsequent two personal essays, which are sections of a potential full-length piece. Much of the preliminary work for this composition has been an ongoing process of reading, learning, and applying techniques from ...


Appendix C: Selected Works Of Life-Writing, Riley Hanick, Jennifer Burek Pierce, Micah Bateman Apr 2019

Appendix C: Selected Works Of Life-Writing, Riley Hanick, Jennifer Burek Pierce, Micah Bateman

School of Library and Information Science Publications

This appendix lists book-length examples from a range of genres (essays, memoirs, diaries, travel writing, ethnographies, immersive journalism) in order to outline the broader category of life-writing explored in chapter two of Mapping the Imaginary.


Appendix D: Writing About And Around Art: Some Models, And High-Water Marks, Riley Hanick, Jennifer Burek Pierce, Micah Bateman Apr 2019

Appendix D: Writing About And Around Art: Some Models, And High-Water Marks, Riley Hanick, Jennifer Burek Pierce, Micah Bateman

School of Library and Information Science Publications

This appendix supplements Mapping the Imaginary.


Too Cool, Lillian Margaret Cary Apr 2019

Too Cool, Lillian Margaret Cary

Stonecoast MFA

Too Cool is a collection of short stories and essays concerning a young woman’s experiences with relationships, and how they help shape the world around her. The body, foregrounded as metaphor, is threaded throughout each story and essay in the collection in the hopes that all readers will relate to the sometimes un-relatable. Both in fiction and non-fiction, these pieces explore heartbreak, friendship and the human need for connection. The stories and essays are written in a minimalist style to emphasize that what is written is just as important as the information that has been left out, and their ...


Tales From A Secondhand Minivan / War Child, Jennifer L. George Apr 2019

Tales From A Secondhand Minivan / War Child, Jennifer L. George

Stonecoast MFA

Tales from a Secondhand Minivan/War Child is a collection of stories written in the front seat of a 2006 Chrysler Town & Country.

Inspired by the author’s lifelong wanderlust, this collection of flash and short fiction stories explores themes of escape, release, mortality, mental illness, and war. Roads and cars are prominent in these stories, serving as settings, objects of obsession, and even as characters. Tales from a Secondhand Minivan/War Child also travels beyond the end of the road, reimagining popular culture’s theories of the afterlife and offering a look at children who suffer the effects of ...


The Eternal Waters, Heather Meeks Apr 2019

The Eternal Waters, Heather Meeks

Stonecoast MFA

This creative thesis is from the first book of a planned trilogy. It is the beginning third of a young adult, dark fantasy novel about a secondary, drowning world. Merfolk and humans have been at conflict for centuries over territory and resources. When an angry ocean goddess wakes after a thousand years of slumber, both societies are threatened. The races are forced to work together to solve their environmental and fantastical perils.

We see the island and water worlds though an alternating point of view. The two male point of view characters, one human and the other merfolk, become attracted ...


Leaving Limbo, Martha Mcsweeney Brower Apr 2019

Leaving Limbo, Martha Mcsweeney Brower

Stonecoast MFA

The author was a disoriented voiceless adolescent during the year and a half that her mother was dying. She needed to do something hard to pull herself out of depression and to winch herself back up to life, so she decided to ride her bicycle to Canada. She left her family behind at the worst possible time, but knew she had to do it, no matter what others outside her family thought of her. After the worst and best summer of her life, she found that she really did have the strength inside of herself to live the rest of ...


Time Away, Loren Hart Francis Apr 2019

Time Away, Loren Hart Francis

Stonecoast MFA

Loren Francis planted himself squarely into his life in 2008, and looked around from there, trying to remember what the view was like from then: a time of building, music, creativity and expansiveness followed by an accident, panic attacks, and the deep rout of alcohol and drug addiction. He picks up the threads, tugging on them and letting them take him where they would back through his family tree to his Irish farmer grandparents on his mother’s side, and his British and Lebanese grandparents on his father’s. Music, addiction, family and entrepreneurism all play a salient part in ...


Reunion, Beatriz Fernandez Mar 2019

Reunion, Beatriz Fernandez

Beatriz F. Fernandez

My poem "Reunion" included in this anthology, forthcoming from Cynren Press in April, 2019.


2019 Schedule Of Events, Aaron Housholder, Dan Bowman Feb 2019

2019 Schedule Of Events, Aaron Housholder, Dan Bowman

Making Literature Conference

A complete schedule of events for the 2019 Making Literature Conference.


Series Iii. Folder 6. Poems, N.D., Melville Homer Cummings Feb 2019

Series Iii. Folder 6. Poems, N.D., Melville Homer Cummings

The M. Homer Cummings Papers

This folder contains approximately 15 poems and 2 letters: a letter to a parishioner praising her singing voice, and one to Cummings thanking him for making regular payments on his account with the Benson Printing Co., located in Nashville, Tennessee.


Series Iii. Folder 5. Poems, N.D., Melville Homer Cummings Feb 2019

Series Iii. Folder 5. Poems, N.D., Melville Homer Cummings

The M. Homer Cummings Papers

This folder contains typescripts and manuscripts of approximately 10 poems. Some of them show Cummings’ political side, criticizing what he saw as the shortcomings of the GOP and warning that “If you vote for Ike you’ll cut your throat.”


Series Iii. Folder 4. Poems, N.D., Melville Homer Cummings Feb 2019

Series Iii. Folder 4. Poems, N.D., Melville Homer Cummings

The M. Homer Cummings Papers

This folder contains typescripts and manuscripts of approximately 15 poems. Topics include the dangers of cynicism, the fleeting nature of wealth, and Cummings’ reflections on his long pastoral career.


Curando La Herida: Shamanic Healing And Language In Gloria Anzaldúa’S Borderlands/La Frontera, Estefany Lopez Feb 2019

Curando La Herida: Shamanic Healing And Language In Gloria Anzaldúa’S Borderlands/La Frontera, Estefany Lopez

Pathways: A Journal of Humanistic and Social Inquiry

This paper explores the influence of shamanic tropes and philosophy in Anzaldúa’s Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza. Shamanic philosophy holds that language can materially transform realities, and Anzaldúa applies this framework in her aesthetics. Anzaldúa uses metaphor to reimagine the border not as a partition but as a wound to be healed; this metaphor seeks to transform the U.S/Mexico relationship and undermine the oppressive discourse of US hegemony and white supremacy. Moreover, the intertextual and bilingual nature of the text performs the healing of the wound by generating a new language of mestizaje. These aesthetic tactics ...


Gendering Of Home And Homelessness In Latinx Literature, Maria P. Ahumada Feb 2019

Gendering Of Home And Homelessness In Latinx Literature, Maria P. Ahumada

Pathways: A Journal of Humanistic and Social Inquiry

This research interrogates the gendering of notions of home and homelessness using the theoretical framing of Anzaldúa in a critical analysis of the works of Sandra Cisneros in The House on Mango Street, and Helena Maria Viramontes' The Moths and Other Stories. The women in these narrative struggle with the societal expectations that are imposed on them through patriarchal ideals, which invade the spaces of their home. This framework can lead to a sense of outsiderness and feelings of homelessness within the home for women when they realize that they are being oppressed by a dominant culture.


On Being As Passage And Plurality Of Self: Postcolonial Caribbean Identity In Merle Hodge's Crick Crack, Monkey, Amanda González Izquierdo Feb 2019

On Being As Passage And Plurality Of Self: Postcolonial Caribbean Identity In Merle Hodge's Crick Crack, Monkey, Amanda González Izquierdo

Pathways: A Journal of Humanistic and Social Inquiry

This essay examines questions of home and identity in a postcolonial Caribbean context. Situating itself in the dialogue between continental philosophy and postcolonial theory, this research explores how identity formations are processes which negotiate fragmentary demands of being as well as the various ruptures and dislocations that are resultants of colonization. This paper proposes that in thinking of postcolonial identities, we must explicitly and necessarily consider multiplicity, alterity, diaspora, and interstitial spaces. Focusing on Merle Hodge's novel Crick Crack, Monkey, this essay thinks through protagonist Tee's process of becoming, a process which is fluid, dynamic, and never complete ...


Whatever Makes You Happy, Gina Willner-Pardo Feb 2019

Whatever Makes You Happy, Gina Willner-Pardo

Mad River Review

Gina Willner-Pardo has written short stories published in Berkeley Fiction Review, Bluestem, Pleiades, Five on the Fifth, Origins Journal, The South Carolina Review,Streetlight Magazine, Summerset Review, and Whetstone, which awarded her story “Accident” the John Patrick McGrath Memorial Award (1999). She has also written seventeen books for children, all published by Clarion or Albert Whitman. Gina’s book Figuring Out Frances won the 1999 Josette Frank Award, presented by the Bank Street College of Education, to honor a book of “outstanding literary merit in which children or young people deal in a positive and realistic way with difficulties in ...


4 Flashes, Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois Feb 2019

4 Flashes, Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois

Mad River Review

MITCHELL KROCKMALNIK GRABOIS‘ poems and fictions have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines in the U.S. and abroad. He is a regular contributor to The Prague Revue, and has been thrice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His novel, Two-Headed Dog, based on his work as a clinical psychologist in a state hospital, is available for 99 cents from Kindle and Nook, or as a print edition.


Airing Out The Dogs, Jim Daniels Feb 2019

Airing Out The Dogs, Jim Daniels

Mad River Review

Jim Daniels' recent poetry books include Rowing Inland and Street Calligraphy, 2017, and The Middle Ages, 2018. He is the author of five collections of fiction, four produced screenplays, and has edited five anthologies, including Challenges to the Dream: The Best of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards. His next book of short fiction, The Perp Walk, will be published by Michigan State University Press in 2019. He is the Thomas S. Baker University Professor of English at Carnegie Mellon.


Untitled Haiku, Andrew S. Ellis Feb 2019

Untitled Haiku, Andrew S. Ellis

Mad River Review

Andrew S. Ellis is annoying, infuriating, agitating, provoking, engaging, encouraging, and all the things that make a person interesting. His poetry and short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Teen Ink, the Ohio Poetry Association Common Threads, and Ink, Sweat & Tears. He is a graduate of Wright State University, earning a BA in Religion. He lives in Ohio and survives primarily off of peanut M&Ms and mountain Dew.


Two Poems By Bernard Horn, Bernard Horn Feb 2019

Two Poems By Bernard Horn, Bernard Horn

Mad River Review

Bernard Horn’s Our Daily Words, winner of the Old Seventy Creek Poetry Prize, was a finalist for the 2011 Massachusetts Book Award in Poetry. His translations from the Hebrew of Yehuda Amichai’s poetry have appeared in The New Yorker and other magazines. His poems have been featured in the Dime Show Review, the New York Times, Home(less)ness: Geographies of Identity: a zine, and the 2015 anthology, Devouring the Green: Anthology of New Writing. One poem was used to commemorate 9/11 on huffingtonpost.com, and he was a finalist for the 2016 Mississippi Review Poetry Prize ...


Cliff Path, Anne Britting Oleson Feb 2019

Cliff Path, Anne Britting Oleson

Mad River Review

Anne Britting Oleson lives and writes from the side of a mountain in Central Maine. She has published three chapbooks (The Church of St. Materiana, The Beauty of It, and Alley of Dreams) and two novels (The Book of the Mandolin Player and Dovecote). Her work has appeared in literary magazines worldwide.


Doing His Time With Fire, John Grey Feb 2019

Doing His Time With Fire, John Grey

Mad River Review

John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident. Recently published in the Homestead Review, Poetry East and Columbia Review with work upcoming in Harpur Palate, the Hawaii Review and North Dakota Quarterly.


Two Apples Too Heavy, Colleen S. Harris Feb 2019

Two Apples Too Heavy, Colleen S. Harris

Mad River Review

Colleen S. Harris serves as a librarian on the faculty at California State University Channel Islands, where she also teaches in the Freedom and Justice Studies minor. She is the author of God in My Troat: The Lilith Poems (Bellowing Ark 2009), These Terrible Sacraments (Bellowing Ark, 2010), and The Kentucky Vein (Punkin House, 2011), as well as the chapbooks That Reckless Sound and Some Assembly Required out of Porkbelly Press (2014). She is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee for her poetry and fiction, holds the MFA in Writing from Spalding University, and is the co-editor of Women and Poetry ...


The State Of Dancingness: Staying With Leaving, Jo Pollitt Feb 2019

The State Of Dancingness: Staying With Leaving, Jo Pollitt

PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research

Borrowing from Cixous’ ‘State of Drawingness’ (1993), this article proposes a ‘State of Dancingness’ as method of inhabiting the practice of writing as dancing. Understanding the dancing body as a place of virtuosic attention, the practice of writing is activated as a ‘continuation’ of dancing; neither as creative response or description but as frame for housing (staging) emergent content. The work proposes that the dancer begin on the page from the vantage and experience of entering the stage as solo improvising performer. These words come with this body tucked and pressing inside them. Pressing. The State of Dancingness enables the ...


Data Diving Into “Noticing Poetry”: An Analysis Of Student Engagement With The “I Notice” Method, Scot Slaby, Jordan Benedict Feb 2019

Data Diving Into “Noticing Poetry”: An Analysis Of Student Engagement With The “I Notice” Method, Scot Slaby, Jordan Benedict

Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education

This paper explores students’ engagement in reading poems, examining data on their self perceptions of their confidence and competence in reading poems before, during, and after using the “I Notice” methodology as adapted from The Academy of American Poets’ unit plan, “Noticing Poetry” (Slaby, 2017). The data was collected over the course of a month from January 9 through January 30, 2018 and involved five classes of one hundred general English tenth grade students across three teachers’ classrooms at Shanghai American School’s Puxi High School Campus. Data indicates that the “I Notice” method and the “Noticing Poetry” unit and ...


Letras 10 Feb 2019

Letras 10

Letras

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Letras 9 Feb 2019

Letras 9

Letras

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Letras 8 Feb 2019

Letras 8

Letras

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