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Full-Text Articles in Creative Writing

Orphan Eye, Megan Wilson Jan 2018

Orphan Eye, Megan Wilson

MFA Program for Poets & Writers Masters Theses Collection

These are poems written by M. M. Wilson between the dates of August 2015 and March 2018. These poems were written in Belchertown, MA and Amherst, MA.


Snug Harbor, Sean Jeffrey Bates Jan 2018

Snug Harbor, Sean Jeffrey Bates

MFA Program for Poets & Writers Masters Theses Collection

Snug Harbor is a collection of poetry dealing with a collective working history and the personal working history of growing up in various restaurants around Upstate New York.


Transit, Christopher Janke Jan 2018

Transit, Christopher Janke

Masters Theses

This written thesis, transit, accompanies an exhibition by the same name and serves to contextualize the exhibit. The written portion begins with an inquiry into the nature of the contextualization itself, questioning the nature of the relationship between the written thesis, the exhibit, and the University which explicitly requires and connects the two, especially the ways that the written word as granted authority through an institution of higher education might undermine the exhibit’s intent to provoke thought into other forms of knowledge and other avenues of legitimacy than those presented by this institution.

The thesis discusses the philosophic question ...


Infants Of The Spring: Disrupting The Narrative, Ifa Bayeza Jan 2018

Infants Of The Spring: Disrupting The Narrative, Ifa Bayeza

Masters Theses

This written portion of my thesis will document and codify how I as dramaturg, writer and director adapted and staged the classic Harlem Renaissance novel Infants of the Spring by Wallace Thurman. I walk the reader through how seeing as a director influenced my creative choices through key aspects of production: script development, design, and building the ensemble. The thesis will conclude with a post-production reflection and summary.


Comment Vivre En Accord Avec La Démocratie / How To Live In Harmony In Democracy, Aine Folan Apr 2017

Comment Vivre En Accord Avec La Démocratie / How To Live In Harmony In Democracy, Aine Folan

mOthertongue

Multilingual poem in French, with English translation


ね、ね、木の葉! / Hey, Hey, Leaves!, Clara Marino Apr 2017

ね、ね、木の葉! / Hey, Hey, Leaves!, Clara Marino

mOthertongue

Multilingual poem in Japanese, with English translation


בת ישראל / Daughter Of Israel, Clara Marino Apr 2017

בת ישראל / Daughter Of Israel, Clara Marino

mOthertongue

Multilingual poem in Hebrew, with English translation


גאָט האָט געזאָגט / God Said, Clara Marino Apr 2017

גאָט האָט געזאָגט / God Said, Clara Marino

mOthertongue

Multilingual poem in Hebrew and Yiddish, with English translation


Tonąć / Sinking, Joanna Kalucki Apr 2017

Tonąć / Sinking, Joanna Kalucki

mOthertongue

Short multilingual prose in Polish and English


Pour Toi, Mon Amour / For You, My Love, Joseph Pelletier Apr 2017

Pour Toi, Mon Amour / For You, My Love, Joseph Pelletier

mOthertongue

Multilingual poem inspired by the work "Pour toi, mon amour" by Jacques Prévert, in French and English


Die Sprache Der Frauen / The Language Of Women, Alexandra Roach Apr 2017

Die Sprache Der Frauen / The Language Of Women, Alexandra Roach

mOthertongue

Multilingual prose in German, with English translation


Crépuscule À La Gare D’Autocars / Dusk At The Bus Station, Mitchell Manning Apr 2017

Crépuscule À La Gare D’Autocars / Dusk At The Bus Station, Mitchell Manning

mOthertongue

Multilingual poetry in French, with English translation


Untitled, Jordan Bekenstein Apr 2017

Untitled, Jordan Bekenstein

mOthertongue

short multilingual poem in Russian, translated into English


Consolatio Catulli / The Consolation For Catullus: Homage To Catullus 8, Ariel Robinson Apr 2017

Consolatio Catulli / The Consolation For Catullus: Homage To Catullus 8, Ariel Robinson

mOthertongue

Multilingual poem in Latin, with English translation


Mothertongue 2017 (Full Issue) Apr 2017

Mothertongue 2017 (Full Issue)

mOthertongue

The full mOthertongue 2017 journal


This Great Filter, John Sieracki Jan 2017

This Great Filter, John Sieracki

MFA Program for Poets & Writers Masters Theses Collection

A collection of poetry.


Symptoms Of A Cosmic Fluke, Shane Dupuy Jan 2017

Symptoms Of A Cosmic Fluke, Shane Dupuy

MFA Program for Poets & Writers Masters Theses Collection

Symptoms of a Cosmic Fluke is a book of poems.


Moving Against Clothespins:The Poli(Poe)Tics Of Embodiment In The Poetry Of Miriam Alves And Audre Lorde, Flávia Santos De Araújo Jan 2017

Moving Against Clothespins:The Poli(Poe)Tics Of Embodiment In The Poetry Of Miriam Alves And Audre Lorde, Flávia Santos De Araújo

Doctoral Dissertations

This dissertation examines literary representations of the black female body in selected poetry by U.S. African American writer Audre Lorde and Afro-Brazilian writer Miriam Alves, focusing on how their literary projects construct and defy notions of black womanhood and black female sexualities in dialogue with national narratives and contexts. Within an historical, intersectional and transnational theoretical framework, this study analyses how the racial, gender and sexual politics of representation are articulated and negotiated within and outside the political and literary movements in the U.S. and Brazil in the 1970s and 1980s. As a theoretical framework, this research elaborates ...


Hidden Beauty, Nikki Grossfeld Apr 2016

Hidden Beauty, Nikki Grossfeld

mOthertongue

Photography.


At The Darkest Moment, To You, Seung Ah Rebecca Han Apr 2016

At The Darkest Moment, To You, Seung Ah Rebecca Han

mOthertongue

Korean poem.


どれくらい? / How Long?, Naomi Chiba Apr 2016

どれくらい? / How Long?, Naomi Chiba

mOthertongue

Japanese poem.


At A Glance, Michael Agnello Apr 2016

At A Glance, Michael Agnello

mOthertongue

Photograph.


Ave, Colonia Veraniega, Sol / Bird, Camp, Sun, Professor Carole Cloutier ’S Spring 2016 Spanish 240 Class Apr 2016

Ave, Colonia Veraniega, Sol / Bird, Camp, Sun, Professor Carole Cloutier ’S Spring 2016 Spanish 240 Class

mOthertongue

Collaborative Quintain style poem.


Fortunata Vix / Only So Fortunate, Brinna Michael Apr 2016

Fortunata Vix / Only So Fortunate, Brinna Michael

mOthertongue

Latin poem.


Las Llaves / The Keys, Jonatán Martín Gómez Apr 2016

Las Llaves / The Keys, Jonatán Martín Gómez

mOthertongue

Spanish poem.


Scope, Michael Agnello Apr 2016

Scope, Michael Agnello

mOthertongue

Photograph.


플라스크 속 작은 난장이 / A Little Man In A Flask, Nathaniel Lee Apr 2016

플라스크 속 작은 난장이 / A Little Man In A Flask, Nathaniel Lee

mOthertongue

Korean poem.


Qui Suis-Je? / Who Am I?, Professor Rhonda Tarr's Spring 2016 French 126 Class Apr 2016

Qui Suis-Je? / Who Am I?, Professor Rhonda Tarr's Spring 2016 French 126 Class

mOthertongue

Collaborative French poem.


Cosas Hechas Por El Hombre / Man Made Items, Haley Norris Apr 2016

Cosas Hechas Por El Hombre / Man Made Items, Haley Norris

mOthertongue

Spanish poem.


Seasonal Mosaic, Nikki Grossfeld Apr 2016

Seasonal Mosaic, Nikki Grossfeld

mOthertongue

Photography.