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Hallelujah For The Cross, He Is Ever Faithful, Campbell F. Bortel Apr 2019

Hallelujah For The Cross, He Is Ever Faithful, Campbell F. Bortel

Cedarville Review

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Collapse, Meghan Largent Apr 2019

Collapse, Meghan Largent

Cedarville Review

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An Artist's Prayer, Brian Campbell Apr 2019

An Artist's Prayer, Brian Campbell

Cedarville Review

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Heal, Clara Costello Apr 2019

Heal, Clara Costello

Cedarville Review

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Cedarville Review Artist Spotlight: Miranda Dyson, Miranda Dyson Apr 2019

Cedarville Review Artist Spotlight: Miranda Dyson, Miranda Dyson

Cedarville Review

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Walking Through Snowfall, Meghan Largent Apr 2019

Walking Through Snowfall, Meghan Largent

Cedarville Review

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I Wish That My Grandma Would Narrate My Life, Hannah R. Fair Apr 2019

I Wish That My Grandma Would Narrate My Life, Hannah R. Fair

Cedarville Review

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If, Clara Costello Apr 2019

If, Clara Costello

Cedarville Review

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Women Are Built Of Homes, Chloie Benton Apr 2019

Women Are Built Of Homes, Chloie Benton

Cedarville Review

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Rose Petals, Abigail Shaffer Apr 2019

Rose Petals, Abigail Shaffer

Cedarville Review

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Casual Myths, David Grandouiller Apr 2017

Casual Myths, David Grandouiller

Creative Writing Minor Portfolios

This portfolio is a multi-genre collection of the best or most representative writing during my three years in the Creative Writing minor at Cedarville University. It includes seven pieces of nonfiction, one short story, and five poems. The most consistent link between these pieces across the genres is an imagist aesthetic, an attempt to live up to W. C. Williams’ adage, “No ideas but in things.” Primary themes the collection explores are my relationship with family, with place, and with God.


Dreams And Reality: A Storyteller's Look At Life, Sara K. Bennett Jan 2017

Dreams And Reality: A Storyteller's Look At Life, Sara K. Bennett

Creative Writing Minor Portfolios

These pages tour the wanderings of a storyteller's mind and snippets of life in the forms of non-fiction, fiction, and poetry, though not always in that particular order. The topically arranged pieces first delve into the meaning of being a storyteller. This involves having half of one's mind in another place and putting on the mantles of different characters. After finishing with the theme, the collection turns to fiction with a selection of stories and poems. Turning from fiction, the collection touches upon real life pain, struggles, grief, and growing. Each provides snippets of life adding a backdrop ...


In Order To Live, Madison E. Grapes Apr 2016

In Order To Live, Madison E. Grapes

Creative Writing Minor Portfolios

This portfolio, In Order to Live, includes some of the poetry and creative nonfiction pieces I wrote as a Creative Writing Minor at Cedarville University. “Printmaking” was published in the June 2015 edition of Spry, and “Deep Creek Lake” will be published in the summer anthology of Snapping Twig. The collection aims to redeem memory and salvage the sermon from previous experiences. I wrote about fingerprints, worms, grand pianos, the trinity, heartbreak, cancer and so much more to understand why any of it matters, in order to live.


A Work In Progress, David Gruber Apr 2016

A Work In Progress, David Gruber

Creative Writing Minor Portfolios

This is a collection of poetry and nonfiction pieces that I have written while I attended Cedarville University for four years. Each piece of writing originated from my musings and experiences during my college career. I write humor pieces not only to poke fun at things, but also to help understand the world around me and the experiences I have. In no way, do I ever want to think that I have made it as a writer, but that I am always in progress of becoming a better writer and working on my craft. The nonfiction short “Heart” has been ...


Toward Refuge, 43° 18’ N., 70° 47’ W., Ruth E. Towne Apr 2016

Toward Refuge, 43° 18’ N., 70° 47’ W., Ruth E. Towne

Creative Writing Minor Portfolios

This portfolio is a collection of some of my poetry and creative nonfiction pieces, all of which I wrote during my time as an undergraduate at Cedarville University. A few of the pieces in this collection have appeared previously in other publications. Literary Yard featured my nonfiction piece “Four Passages” on their website in November of 2014. Blotterature Literary Magazine published my nonfiction piece “This Is More Than Homesickness” in Volume 2, Issue 1, of their Winter 2015 publication. Burning Word Literary Journal published my nonfiction piece “Sun Fungus” in May of 2015. Magnolia Review featured my nonfiction piece “Nine ...


Around An Image, Alexander Macphail-Fausey May 2015

Around An Image, Alexander Macphail-Fausey

Creative Writing Minor Portfolios

This is a collection of poetry and creative nonfiction from the four years I attended Cedarville. Each of the pieces originated from a specific image and allowed that image to shape the rest of the work. I use the concrete images to engage complicated ideas or situations I have experienced. I use the writing in this collection to better understand the things I have experienced. The nonfiction shorts “Scar Tissue,” “Sunday 26 January 2014,” and “Malibu Beach: Camp Lot 29” have all been published in the Marco Polo Arts Magazine.


There Is An Unformed World In The Sky Of My Heart, Nathanael T. Spanos May 2015

There Is An Unformed World In The Sky Of My Heart, Nathanael T. Spanos

Creative Writing Minor Portfolios

“There is an Unformed World in the Sky of My Heart” contains works of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. All the pieces were written after my conversion to Christ in December 2012 and before my graduation from Cedarville University in May 2015. Though my spiritually-themed poems are the pulse of this portfolio, the title refers to the fantasy world of Sembercron, which I am discovering and creating through my writing. The title also refers to heaven growing in my heart, or Christ’s image supplanting my own, or God sanctifying me for his purposes. This portfolio observes, explores, and delights in ...


Crayons And Yarn, Danielle G. Holloway Nov 2013

Crayons And Yarn, Danielle G. Holloway

Creative Writing Minor Portfolios

This portfolio contains poems, creative nonfiction, and short stories, all original pieces of writing produced while completing the Creative Writing Minor at Cedarville University. The poems come from my own life, and while they are not intended to be a cohesive narrative, arranged in this order they tell a story of growing up, leaving home, and finding love. The nonfiction pieces come from a collection centered around my experiences in high school marching band, though a love story is present there as well. The short stories also draw heavily from my own experiences and passions, exploring themes that are important ...


This Level Of Living, Rose Havard Nov 2013

This Level Of Living, Rose Havard

Creative Writing Minor Portfolios

This portfolio contains poetry, nonfiction, and one short fiction story. Two nonfiction pieces appearing here, “Welcome to the Armory” and “Survey: Headphones” have also been published in the online journal Prick of the Spindle. All pieces were written between August of 2012 and May 2013. I consider this collection the best of my college writing.

I pay extra attention to sounds in my pieces. I also try to achieve a certain level of ostranenie—a poetry term that means “making the familiar strange”—because I am fascinated with the attempt. This Level of Living refers to a state of high ...


The Haunting, Julie L. Moore Jul 2013

The Haunting, Julie L. Moore

English, Literature, and Modern Languages Faculty Publications

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Particular Scandals: A Book Of Poems, Julie L. Moore Jun 2013

Particular Scandals: A Book Of Poems, Julie L. Moore

Faculty Books

Broad in scope--theological, ecological, and personal--and acutely particular in details--witnessed and lived--the affecting poems in Particular Scandals explore how one endures suffering, avoiding the clichés of both bitterness and transcendence. Thus, while Moore's poetry depicts the debilitating ruin illness wreaks, it also embraces the beauty and mystery in creation, in faith, even in tribulation itself. At the book's core is pure paradox and insightful integration, wedding Christmas--Christ's incarnation and eventual, willing sacrifice--to pain and grief. Thus, on the heels of Moore's multiple surgeries and amid her husband's serious heart problem--both while in their forties--come "flashes ...


Elegy On An Anvil: For Edward F. Brewer, Kathryn Brewer Jan 2011

Elegy On An Anvil: For Edward F. Brewer, Kathryn Brewer

Cedarville Review

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Fire Escape, Alexa Winik Jan 2011

Fire Escape, Alexa Winik

Cedarville Review

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Karen's House, Sarah Mcellhenney Jan 2011

Karen's House, Sarah Mcellhenney

Cedarville Review

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Impression Of Self In Water, Kathryn Brewer Jan 2011

Impression Of Self In Water, Kathryn Brewer

Cedarville Review

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Eleanor, Alexa Winik Jan 2011

Eleanor, Alexa Winik

Cedarville Review

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How To Grow A Poem, Hannah Bryan Jan 2011

How To Grow A Poem, Hannah Bryan

Cedarville Review

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The Photograph, Marie Campbell Jan 2011

The Photograph, Marie Campbell

Cedarville Review

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At The Bottom: For Bryony, Joel Dulin Jan 2011

At The Bottom: For Bryony, Joel Dulin

Cedarville Review

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Brim, Alexa Winik Jan 2011

Brim, Alexa Winik

Cedarville Review

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