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Ochreville, Thomas G. Cotsonas May 2006

Ochreville, Thomas G. Cotsonas

English Master’s Theses

Ochreville is a cycle of stories set in one quarter-mile stretch of road in a small town in Upstate New York. Each story represents a different time in the neighborhood's history, starting with the clearing of the land in the late 1960's and progressing up to the present day when almost all the woods and fields have been destroyed. The stories deal primarily with the paralyzing effects of conformity in a suburban American setting.


Ray GonzáLez: 03-10-2004, Ramon Gonzalez Mar 2004

Ray GonzáLez: 03-10-2004, Ramon Gonzalez

Writers Forum Videos

The author Ray Gonzalez begins the interview by reading the poem "A Tiny Clay Doll with No Arms" from his book The Hawk Temple at Tierra Grande. The interview continues with a discussion of The Underground Heart, a collection of essays, and what it means to a writer to go back to their childhood home and see it with fresh eyes. Various elements of the craft of writing, including form, landscape, the meaning of truth in nonfiction, the influence of art and culture, surrealism and mysticism round out the interview.


Jonis Agee: 03-26-1996, Jonis Agee, Stan Sanvel Rubin Mar 1996

Jonis Agee: 03-26-1996, Jonis Agee, Stan Sanvel Rubin

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Jonis Agee is a poet, fiction writer, and professor of English. She earned her PhD in English and Creative Writing from Binghamton University and can claim three of her published titles as New York Times Notable Books. She begins the interview by reading the short story “Listen”, from her collection A .38 Special and a Broken Heart. Agee goes on to discuss how she’d wanted to be a writer from a very young age, but only started writing poetry during her undergraduate studies, and then fiction when she was in her early 30’s. The interview continues with a ...


Fleda Brown Jackson: 03-01-1995, Fleda Brown Jackson, Stan Sanvel Rubin Mar 1995

Fleda Brown Jackson: 03-01-1995, Fleda Brown Jackson, Stan Sanvel Rubin

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Fleda Brown Jackson earned her PhD in American Literature at the University of Arkansas and is known for her poetry collections Fishing with Blood and Do Not Peel the Birches. She begins the interview by reading two poems from Do Not Peel the Birches, “Night Swimming” and “Learning to Dance.” The interview continues with a conversation about water as a central theme in her poetry. Jackson goes on to discuss memories and their importance in her writing, and reads her poem “Piano.” She talks about the evolution of her writing as well as how her first poetry collection, Fishing with ...


The Morale Of Consciousness Wails, John Stigall Jan 1980

The Morale Of Consciousness Wails, John Stigall

English Master’s Theses

This creative thesis, by renown African American poet, John Stigall addresses issues of race in America through poetry.