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Black In Maine, Joseph Nathadus Jackson Jan 2016

Black In Maine, Joseph Nathadus Jackson

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Black in Maine is a collection of poetry composed around the narrative of poetry being used as a source of liberation and rehabilitation for incarcerated persons. The poems find several protagonists self-reflecting or speaking to an assumed audience about their experiences as prisoners within the Maine Department of Corrections.


Currency, Elisha M. Emerson Jan 2016

Currency, Elisha M. Emerson

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The privileged Watters family, David, Winnie, and their 14-year-old daughter, Faye, struggle to adjust their suburban Charlotte lifestyle to fit a much-reduced income. Their fast failure leads them down separate paths: David after enlightenment through Transcendental Meditation, Faye after the power she feels in the company of her handsome Earth Science teacher, and Winnie in a romantic foray to Alaska after buried gold. Currency probes that moment when everything changes size, when initial annoyances shrink and reality resumes a new and disturbing sense of proportion.


I Am Adele Bloch-Bauer, I Am Hester Prynne, Laurie Lico Albanese Jan 2016

I Am Adele Bloch-Bauer, I Am Hester Prynne, Laurie Lico Albanese

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I AM ADELE BLOCH-BAUER, I AM HESTER PRYNNE is a compilation of fiction and nonfiction. This cross-genre thesis includes two excerpts from historical novels with female protagonists, and an essay on women’s historical fiction. For the study and creation of female-centered historical fiction I researched and wrote in a wide range of areas, both intellectual and temporal. First, I read and traced the emergence of female-focused American historical fiction that began with Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, and continues today with historical fiction based in fact such as Lily King’s Euphoria and Paula McClain’s The Paris ...


Heart Of The Machine, Lauren Liebowitz Jan 2016

Heart Of The Machine, Lauren Liebowitz

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Rion lives as a roach in the down-below, sharing what little she has with other kids in need. An encounter with a dead body leaves her with what seems like someone else's memories in her head--Obsidian, one of the synthetic humanoid Protectors who battle against unknown, inhuman invaders. Rion's everyday struggle to survive and keep her friends safe is complicated by this unfamiliar, unwanted presence. As she searches for a cure or at least an explanation, she comes to the attention of different powers at play who want access to Obsidian's memories, at any cost. Soon she ...


String Lights, Amanda Jennifer Pleau Jun 2015

String Lights, Amanda Jennifer Pleau

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String Lights is a nonfictional, creative exploration of relationships. Themes in this collection include digital communication, the cultural influence of music and music retailers, coming of age, sex, love, true crime, and travel.


Fire In The Garden, Troy A. Myers Jan 2015

Fire In The Garden, Troy A. Myers

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Fire in the Garden is a collection of poems primarily confessional in nature that deal with changes during mid-life: moving to a new house, having a son go to college and the subsequent abandonment of the marriage by one partner. The biographical experiences are often accompanied by landscape details taken from the garden and yard of the new house where the speaker lives.


Grace, Trees, And Getting On My Knees: A Memoir About The Beginning Of My Recovery, Kateri Patrice Hall Jan 2015

Grace, Trees, And Getting On My Knees: A Memoir About The Beginning Of My Recovery, Kateri Patrice Hall

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Having struggled with drug and alcohol abuse on and off for almost three years, I finally reached my proverbial bottom on May 5, 2010 at only 21 years of age.


The Healing Power Of Horses: On Riding, Writing & Grieving, Cathy La Forge Jan 2015

The Healing Power Of Horses: On Riding, Writing & Grieving, Cathy La Forge

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The Healing Power of Horses: On Riding, Writing & Grieving is a collection of essays that bring together the three stated themes-grieving, writing and horseback riding-as a means of healing that I discovered following the death of my husband. Each essay centers on one of these themes contributing to the telling of an entire story


Via Selected Poetry, 2013-2015, Brady Thomas Kamphenkel Jan 2015

Via Selected Poetry, 2013-2015, Brady Thomas Kamphenkel

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Such that a collection of poetry dictate to the reader the candidate's existence as having been, then, there, elsewise now, here, the current , whenever, by whatever means available to him; that the rain may fall on the sound roof which houses this work and the work of its fellowcraft, for whom this stands, in part, a monument to tall friendship: that each poem work as having occurred; that this student display somehow what has been taught to him hitherto; that he is very excited to be here; that you are here; that the Stonecoast in Maine, which has bettered ...


De Gustibus Non Disputandum Est, William Henry Ferguson Jr. Jan 2015

De Gustibus Non Disputandum Est, William Henry Ferguson Jr.

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De Gustibus non Disputandum Est is a collection of essays striving to describe a world, natural and emotional, that in the eyes of this author needs attention. The essays hope to express ways of ameliorating our out of control spiral towards the destruction of beauty and kindness.


Her Name Is Quintana Roo: Essays, Poetry, Memoir, Linda Q. Lambert Jan 2015

Her Name Is Quintana Roo: Essays, Poetry, Memoir, Linda Q. Lambert

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Her name is Quintana Roo is a collection of essays, poetry, and memoir through the lens of the author's experience as a child, mother, wife, journalist, and librarian. The dominant thread is the establishment of a septuagenarian's enchantment with words and writing.


Eyre, Andrea Lesley Adams Jan 2015

Eyre, Andrea Lesley Adams

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Charlotte Bronte's semi-autobiographical 1847 novel Jane Eyre is the source inspiration for EYRE, an illustrated adaptation . EYRE takes the protagonist Jane, an orphaned governess, and places her in a fantastical construct which bridges the worlds of 19th century Japan and England. Jane's story becomes one of an unexpected warrior battling the dark demons of alienation and desire which populate her psyche. Characters are reinterpreted as mythological creatures from within the Japanese spiritual pantheon.


No Invented Mystery, Blake Love Jan 2015

No Invented Mystery, Blake Love

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This collection of poems is comprised of many recollected experiences that are personally revealing about me, both as poet and person. I often explore the dynamics of domesticity between queer men and detail the dissolution of coming together with another. Laughter as a means of subverting or avoiding trauma is a theme that runs throughout my thesis. It is intended to be read like one might view a mosaic. The narrative threads tie together by its end to tell a story that speaks to a sense of abjection and otherness many of us carry. To temper the intensity of the ...


Chasing Freedom: A Novel Excerpt, Dallas Funk Dec 2014

Chasing Freedom: A Novel Excerpt, Dallas Funk

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Chasing Freedom is a young adult novel set in a future Savannah, Georgia where children can be genetically engineered in a rainbow of colors to their parents' specifications and scientific logic informs every aspect of society.


Sampaguita, Alexandria Delcourt Jan 2014

Sampaguita, Alexandria Delcourt

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This thesis contains the first 115 pages of a novel that takes place in the Philippines between 1908 and 1944. The main character , Sampaguita, is a young girl who is growing up in a house with her wealthy father, a prominent lawyer in their town, his wife, their children, as well as her mother who is a concubine and dances waltzes with American soldiers in the local cantina for 10 cents per song, and the rest of her siblings.


Coming To Terms, Kathleen Cerveny Jan 2014

Coming To Terms, Kathleen Cerveny

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Coming to Terms, by Kathleen Cerveny, is a collection of poems exploring loss: of a long-term romantic relationship, of parents, and of youth. Taken together, the poems describe a journey through a range of emotions and the missteps and triumphs along the way. Dreams figure importantly in the collection. Dream-culled imagery is used to explore and express what is often hidden, suppressed, or actively denied in the face of loss. Sound and rhythm are consistent lyric elements throughout as are the use of assonance, alliteration, slant and internal rhyme. There is attention paid, but not slavish adherence to, metrical patterns ...


Rambling Through The Heart Of It All, Danara Wallace Jan 2014

Rambling Through The Heart Of It All, Danara Wallace

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Rambling through the Heart of it All is a collection of short stories crafted with special focus on the experience of living where Midwestern agriculture and industry seep in to the low hills of Appalachia. Each story is set in rural Ohio and offers a glimpse of characters seeking to understand their individual identities while interacting in small- town communities. Poverty, Christian faith, heritage, isolation, loss, determination, nature, family tradition, and relationships tangle through the life of each character. While male characters are vital in each story ,my own existence in a traditional , male-oriented, rural community has compelled me to ...


Steady Song Of The Heart: Memoir And Meditation, Susan Jean Perschbacher Dec 2013

Steady Song Of The Heart: Memoir And Meditation, Susan Jean Perschbacher

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In these memoirist essays I interweave my life stories with sojourns in nature and my spiritual journey. Not a narrative of horrific abuse and trauma , it is an account similar to those of other women growing up the 1950's, a time of pretense that social problems did not exist, that the United states was a place of upward mobility-except if you were black, poor, female or otherwise removed from a life of privilege.


Born With Their Hearts In Their Mouths, Karin Serpentina Eberhardt Jan 2013

Born With Their Hearts In Their Mouths, Karin Serpentina Eberhardt

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Born with Their Hearts in Their Mouths is a collection of chapter excerpts and an essay. Taken from two non-fiction books in progress, the chapter excerpts are written on seemingly disparate topics: the increasingly rare Spoon-billed Sandpiper, and the enduring Kachin people of northern Myanmar.