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I Can... Will You?, Cheryl Golden Mar 2024

I Can... Will You?, Cheryl Golden

Virginia English Journal

No abstract provided.


Lai Mi Ka Si (I Am Lai Mi): A Poetry Collection, Thang C. Lian Feb 2024

Lai Mi Ka Si (I Am Lai Mi): A Poetry Collection, Thang C. Lian

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

In this poetry collection, I combine oral history with official Burmese history to trace my family’s diasporic journey from the mountains of Myanmar to Kentwood, Michigan in 2008. To do so, I conducted interviews with my mother, father, grandmother, and grandfather over Zoom and accumulated dozens of hours of material. A rumination on refugee grief and displacement, this creative work expresses and investigates the multi-layered ritual of grief refugees conduct internally and externally—an intentional and powerful foray into the “affective.” Finally, this creative work intends to sift through the complications of transnational grief: how, when, and why do we grieve?


The Point At Infinity, Josh Hiller Jan 2024

The Point At Infinity, Josh Hiller

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

A poem about the longing for parallel lines to meet.


Quik Church, Route 3.141592, Sarah Voss Jan 2024

Quik Church, Route 3.141592, Sarah Voss

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

The following set of poems are from one of ten sections in a collection of poetry called Quik Church: Short Poems that Travel Far. Each section illustrates one of many “streets” which individuals often take on their spiritual journey through life, e.g., the Old Gods Path, Nature Trail, Memory Skyway, Mystic Avenue, Pastoral Lane, and so on. This one, Route 3.141592, is the route of mathematics and the science that depends on mathematics.


Ladybugs, Gabrielle Bologna Jan 2024

Ladybugs, Gabrielle Bologna

Comparative Woman

No abstract provided.


Detroit Poet Laureate: A Local And National Necessity, Rosemary O'Meara Jan 2024

Detroit Poet Laureate: A Local And National Necessity, Rosemary O'Meara

Rushton Journal of Undergraduate Humanities Research

From 1981–2020, Detroit officials appointed a city-recognized poet laureate. Though the position has been vacant since the 2020 death of Naomi Long Madgett, this essay advocates for reinstatement of a Detroit poet laureate to help spotlight important Detroit artists and to ensure that the words and ideas of Detroiters are sustained and celebrated. A poet laureate would continue to uniquely serve Detroit to help preserve its complex history and contribute to a literary canon specific to the city.


John Gower: The Minor Latin Works, Robert J. Meindl, Mark T. Riley Jan 2024

John Gower: The Minor Latin Works, Robert J. Meindl, Mark T. Riley

Accessus

A translation, with introductions, of the minor Latin works of John Gower.


Be: Fall/Winter 2023–2024 Issue, Be: A Journal Of Black Experimental And Interdisciplinary Work Dec 2023

Be: Fall/Winter 2023–2024 Issue, Be: A Journal Of Black Experimental And Interdisciplinary Work

Publications and Research

Our fall/winter issue explores, with a cool and objective eye, memory and history; it may give you some necessary de ja vu, as we think of family, books, and films we want to preserve. This is our interview/review issue, and we’ve spoken to people or reviewed work that seems necessary for building better futures. Our interview with Amos White argues for the preservation of life-giving and life-affirming trees. We’ve also included reviews of heart-opening books — Tara Christina’s “More than a Drop” and Caron Knauer’s “American Slavery on Film” — that reinforce the significance of familial and collective memory. And …


"Loving You No Matter What You Do": Ai's Dramatic Monologues, 1970s Asian American Feminisms, And Reproductive Justice, Catherine Irwin Dec 2023

"Loving You No Matter What You Do": Ai's Dramatic Monologues, 1970s Asian American Feminisms, And Reproductive Justice, Catherine Irwin

Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies

This essay makes visible the 1970s involvement of Asian American and Women of Color feminists in reproductive justice. Grounded in the Asian American feminist praxis of remembering, this essay analyzes how three dramatic monologues by the Asian American mixed-race poet Ai engage with the discourses of reproduce justice set forth by Asian American and Women of Color activists leading up to the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. Using an Asian American feminist lens, this paper argues that the speakers in Ai’s monologues utilize these discourses circulating about abortion and women’s health care to construct images of the treatment of dispossessed …


Honeysuckles & Irises: Effigies Of The Land, Ami` L. Hanna-Huff Dec 2023

Honeysuckles & Irises: Effigies Of The Land, Ami` L. Hanna-Huff

English Creative Writing Theses

Here is a memoir of my paternal line through the lens of my Great-Grandmother and myself. A reclamation of the land I hail from and a connection to a history previously felt distant, this examination of race and gender explicitly focused on the African American Southern female experience; I try to make sense of the juxtaposing positions in our lives. The culture built from its creation through Tennessee personified. Here, I integrate history and theory with lyrics and prose to experience the eighty-one years of progress brought between our births and the lingering anxiety of slavery. My great-grandmother, Hazel Irene …


Teaching Anne Finch In "Partisanship In Restoration And Eighteenth-Century Britain", Jennifer Wilson Dec 2023

Teaching Anne Finch In "Partisanship In Restoration And Eighteenth-Century Britain", Jennifer Wilson

ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830

The works of Anne Finch, a writer doubly exiled as a female poet and Jacobite, stand out as eminently teachable examples of a compelling political outsider view that provokes us to consider how we can better attend to perspectives of principled opposition. Her poems in response to what has been called the "first modern revolution," together with her odes upon the deaths of King James II and Queen Mary Beatrice, showcase the subversive power of indirect articulation, expressing values through emotions and affects in veiled forms such as allegory and alternate history.


Fierce Allegories: Teaching Anne Finch’S Fables In A Course On Satire, Sharon Smith Dec 2023

Fierce Allegories: Teaching Anne Finch’S Fables In A Course On Satire, Sharon Smith

ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830

This essay outlines an approach to integrating Anne Finch’s work into an advanced undergraduate and/or graduate course on eighteenth-century satire, focusing particularly on her satirical verse fables. This approach encourages students to question common critical assumptions about women and satire, most particularly that women avoided satire due to its association with aggression and politics—assumptions Finch’s fables are well-suited to challenge. The essay focuses particularly on Finch’s verse fables "Upon an Impropable Undertaking," “The Eagle, the Sow, and the Cat,” and “The Owl Describing Her Young Ones.” In these poems, written in the aftermath of the Glorious Revolution, Finch employs violent …


Feminine Interiority And Social Protest In The Poetry Of Mary Leapor, Joanna C. Yates Dec 2023

Feminine Interiority And Social Protest In The Poetry Of Mary Leapor, Joanna C. Yates

ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830

Mary Leapor (1722-46) is one of the many under-studied women poets of the eighteenth-century. She is often described as a laboring-class poet which, while historically accurate, implies her immediate marginalization as an writer by her class and gender. Her focus of enquiry explores a new female authorial interiority, embracing her own volition, personality, and aesthetic sensibility through the act of writing itself. This nascent individualism, arising from the examination of feeling, lies at the heart of her work and heralds the social protest that will erupt later in the century. This paper hopes to offer a broader perspective on Leapor’s …


Finding Words For God: Poetic Foraging In Louise Glück's The Wild Iris, Rachel Cardall Dec 2023

Finding Words For God: Poetic Foraging In Louise Glück's The Wild Iris, Rachel Cardall

Theses and Dissertations

The primary speaker of Louise Glück's The Wild Iris is a wanderer in her own garden. She relentlessly searches for God among her foxgloves and daisies, straining to hear God's voice. Two other speakers, God and the collective plants of the garden, offer their perspectives without acknowledgement by the human speaker. Many critics read these two other speakers as, in fact, narcissistic projections of the human speaker, a God and a world made in her own image. In this thesis, I clarify that the kind of narcissistic projection that occurs in The Wild Iris is actually productive for genuine spiritual …


The Woman And The Well, Lauren Luomala Dec 2023

The Woman And The Well, Lauren Luomala

Honors Projects

A collection of 16 poems inspired by personal life experiences, containing themes of the natural world, relationships, and faith.


What The Unburied Said, Katharine Rees Dec 2023

What The Unburied Said, Katharine Rees

English Undergraduate Honors Theses

"What the Unburied Said" is a short collection of documentary poetry written during the waning years of the COVID-19 pandemic. In conversation with T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, it seeks to exalt the beauty of humans who help each other live within an often-tragic, always-fascinating world.


A Million Little Griefs, Justine Hayes Dec 2023

A Million Little Griefs, Justine Hayes

Open Access Theses & Dissertations

A Million Little Griefs is a poetry collection that explores themes of time, place and identity through personal experiences and observations of a young mother living cross-culturally in Malawi, Africa. The book is divided into the three sections, Embrace, Ground, and Release (EGR,) which create a cyclical trajectory that serves as a guide for walking through transitions and new experiences.


12.1 Full Issue, Gandy Dancer Dec 2023

12.1 Full Issue, Gandy Dancer

Gandy Dancer Archives

Gandy Dancer is a literary magazine, publishing fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and visual art. We invite submissions from student writers and artists at all of the SUNY campuses. Edited by students at SUNY Geneseo, Gandy Dancer is published twice yearly. For more information, visit www.gandydancer.org. Gandy Dancer 11.1 is the twenty-second issue, published Fall 2023.


John, Kendra Thompson Dec 2023

John, Kendra Thompson

Pro Rege

No abstract provided.


It Happened In An Instant, Doretta Diekman Anema Dec 2023

It Happened In An Instant, Doretta Diekman Anema

Pro Rege

No abstract provided.


Keep Watch, Kendra Thompson Dec 2023

Keep Watch, Kendra Thompson

Pro Rege

No abstract provided.


Arrival, Kendra Thompson Dec 2023

Arrival, Kendra Thompson

Pro Rege

No abstract provided.


Uninvited Guests And Ghosts, Mary Dengler Dec 2023

Uninvited Guests And Ghosts, Mary Dengler

Pro Rege

No abstract provided.


The New Earth, David Schelhaas Dec 2023

The New Earth, David Schelhaas

Pro Rege

No abstract provided.


Where Am I?, Bob De Smith Dec 2023

Where Am I?, Bob De Smith

Pro Rege

No abstract provided.


Solid, Kendra Thompson Dec 2023

Solid, Kendra Thompson

Pro Rege

No abstract provided.


If My Grandfather Were A Poet, Bob De Smith Dec 2023

If My Grandfather Were A Poet, Bob De Smith

Pro Rege

No abstract provided.


Trịnh Công Sơn And Bob Dylan: Essays On War, Love, Songwriting,And Religion, John C. Schafer Nov 2023

Trịnh Công Sơn And Bob Dylan: Essays On War, Love, Songwriting,And Religion, John C. Schafer

Trade & Scholarly Monographs

In this accessible deep-dive into the careers of Trịnh Công Sơn and Bob Dylan, Trịnh Công Sơn and Bob Dylan evaluates the relationship between two of the 20th century’s most beloved and essential songwriters. Schafer retells countless colorful stories from the two artists’ lives drawn from a wide range of Vietnamese and English-language sources, illuminating Vietnamese and American views on spirituality, romance, philosophy, identity, and conflict.

Schafer critically examines the singers’ lifestyles, relationships, and public statements, meticulously collecting primary and secondary sources into a handy reader of 20th century global literary culture. The book even includes English translations of Trịnh …


Treescapes, Alexandra Délano Alonso, Marco Saavedra Nov 2023

Treescapes, Alexandra Délano Alonso, Marco Saavedra

Occasional Paper Series

We’ve each been looking to the trees for a long time. One of us painting, the other writing, with, by the trees. In the middle of the city and its noise, finding the branches. Standing, inquiring, returning. Why the trees, how we belong to each other, is a question worth asking again and again. These paintings and poems are part of an ongoing conversation, of many layers, of many trees, of what we lose and find under their canopies, in blooms, in dirt & seasons. What walking among the trees has taught us is that every art is an invitation …


Spadafore, Sampson, Benjamin Lachapelle Nov 2023

Spadafore, Sampson, Benjamin Lachapelle

Querying the Past: LGBTQ Maine Oral History Project Collection

Sampson Spadafore is a 27-year-old queer, transmasculine person who currently lives in Westbrook, Maine. They are originally from Syracuse, New York, and attended Nazareth College in Rochester, New York. They graduated with a degree in musical theater. Spadafore discusses shifts in their gender self-presentation and gender fluidity as well as media erasure of trans men. They then moved to Portland, Maine, to work for Maine Boys to Men and have also worked with Speak About It; Maine Renters United; and Democratic Socialists of America. A political current focus is using social media and art to raise awareness about Palestine. Writing …