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The Hunger Games Are Playing On Loop— And I Am Tired Of Watching, Brianna R. Burke Dec 2015

The Hunger Games Are Playing On Loop— And I Am Tired Of Watching, Brianna R. Burke

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Say you wanted to take over the world—how would you do it? Let’s agree it looks much like the world we live in today, where some countries hold inordinate power over the lives of people in others; where global systematic racism, the shameful legacy of colonization and imperialism, has contrived to keep many humans poor and struggling. Now, let’s add climate change to that picture. How would you take over the world as landmasses slip underwater due to rising ocean levels, storms become more and more destructive, droughts decimate the agricultural stability of multiple countries (like in ...


I Am A Midwestern Winter, Meg Johnson Jun 2015

I Am A Midwestern Winter, Meg Johnson

English Publications

I have a collection of space heaters. / My hair was expected to be black [...]


Five Poems, Meg Johnson May 2015

Five Poems, Meg Johnson

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Five poems by Meg Johnson: Unswerving; Your vulva needs a shout-out; No one; Father of the bride; and I'm a Beast.


Extended, Meg Johnson Apr 2015

Extended, Meg Johnson

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A female deer is generally alone through / most of the year...


Steroid Use, Meg Johnson Apr 2015

Steroid Use, Meg Johnson

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For illness, not ambition / though it's hard to remember ...


Cast Off / American Artist, Meg Johnson Apr 2015

Cast Off / American Artist, Meg Johnson

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Queen of the cast off / you reign over the only two [...]


Bat, Bat, Purse, Meg Johnson Jan 2015

Bat, Bat, Purse, Meg Johnson

English Publications

My brother found a dead bat / in his dryer and did nothing. [...]


This Is Classy Because I Say So, Meg Johnson Jan 2015

This Is Classy Because I Say So, Meg Johnson

English Publications

I am staying at a house with a screened-in back porch. [...]


Dylan's Lost Years, Debra Marquart Jan 2015

Dylan's Lost Years, Debra Marquart

English Publications

Somewhere between Hibbing

and New York, the red rust streets

of the iron range and the shipping yards

of the Atlantic, somewhere between...


Tell It Cool: On Restraint In Writing, Debra Marquart Jan 2015

Tell It Cool: On Restraint In Writing, Debra Marquart

English Publications

For years, I've encouraged students to "tell it cool" when narrating a tale that is harrowing or emotional. A cool narrator can be a buoy in rough waters. I've always thought this advice came from Hemingway, but at this moment as I search my bookshelves for the place where Hemingway said it, I can't put my finger on the quote. I know it's in there somewhere, likely in one of the letters (bossy letters full of unsolicited advice and signed "Papa" when friends were just writing to ask for money)...