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The Caged Bird Still Sings: The Poetics Of Peace, Sofia Diane Skavdahl May 2019

The Caged Bird Still Sings: The Poetics Of Peace, Sofia Diane Skavdahl

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Although poetry has been used as a method of peacemaking since Homer’s Iliad, little research, theory, or analysis has been done evaluating precisely what role poetry holds in the realms of peacemaking and conflict resolution. Poetry, along with other arts-based practices of peacemaking, is beneficial because of its ability to encourage personal autonomy and emotional communication, while offering an open and creative space to heal from violent conflict. In terms of the arts, poetry is especially unique because it holds the ability to transform relationships between adversaries and the relationship with the self. This paper seeks to analyze both ...


Finding And Making Home: Poems And Reflections Of Undergraduate Children Of Immigrants, Gladys Perez Dec 2018

Finding And Making Home: Poems And Reflections Of Undergraduate Children Of Immigrants, Gladys Perez

Master's Theses

The number of children of immigrants within the United States has grown over the past few decades and more so we are seeing a greater number of these children pursuing a higher education. With a growing number of undergraduate children of immigrants growing, there is a need to understand how they see themselves as a part of the United States. Previous studies take into consideration how these students navigate higher education, however, there is a lack of research on these students’ larger understanding of belonging within the overall nation. Poetry as data and a process was the grounding methodology that ...


Two Poems, John Delaney Dec 2014

Two Poems, John Delaney

Ontario Review

JOHN DELANEY, a graduate student at Syracuse University, has published poetry in Poetry Northwest, The Hollins Critic, The Christian Science Monitor, and elsewhere.


Two Poems, Theresa Kishkan Dec 2014

Two Poems, Theresa Kishkan

Ontario Review

THERESA KISHKAN of Victoria, B.C. has published three collections of poetry, the most recent being Premonitions and Gifts.


Three Poems, John Ditsky Dec 2014

Three Poems, John Ditsky

Ontario Review

JOHN DITSKY, a former contributor, has published in many North American journals. He is Professor of English at the University of Windsor.


Two Poems, Miroslav Holub Dec 2014

Two Poems, Miroslav Holub

Ontario Review

MIROSLAV HOLUB, a former OR contributor, is a distinguished immunologist and poet who lives in Prague. His latest book, in English, is Notes From a Clay Pigeon.


This Is How It Happens, Jennifer J. Rankin Dec 2014

This Is How It Happens, Jennifer J. Rankin

Ontario Review

JENNIFER J. RANKIN of Beecroft, Australia is the author of Earth Hold. Her poems have been published in Aspect, The North American Review, Poetry Australia, and elsewhere.


Peeling Fence Posts And Other Poems, Maxine Kumin Dec 2014

Peeling Fence Posts And Other Poems, Maxine Kumin

Ontario Review

MAXINE KUMIN of Warner, New Hampshire is a poet, fiction writer, and horsewoman. Her most recent books are The Retrieval System and House, Bridge, Fountain, Gate. She has received numerous awards for her work, including a National Council on the Arts Fellowship and the Pulitzer Prize (1973, for Up Country).


From Artifacts Of An Earlier Self, Reginald Gibbons Dec 2014

From Artifacts Of An Earlier Self, Reginald Gibbons

Ontario Review

REGINALD GIBBONS of Princeton is the editor of The Poet's Work. His first book of poems is Roofs, Voices, Roads.


The Magician’S Wife, Derk Wynand Dec 2014

The Magician’S Wife, Derk Wynand

Ontario Review

DERK WYNAND'S Pointwise has recently been published by Fiddlehead, and a collection of prose, One Cook, Once Dreaming, will be published by Sono Nis this year. He teaches Creative Writing at the University of Victoria.


Four Poems, Artur Lundkvist Dec 2014

Four Poems, Artur Lundkvist

Ontario Review

ARTUR LUNDKVIST OF Solna, Sweden is the author of many books, including Agadir (translated into English by William Jay Smith and Leif Sjoberg, 1979). He has had a major influence on contemporary Swedish literature through both his own writings and his translations.


Anorexic, Eavan Boland Dec 2014

Anorexic, Eavan Boland

Ontario Review

EAVAN BOLAND of Dublin, Ireland is the author of The War Horse and New Territory. "Anorexic" is from a new collection of poems, In Her Own Image, to be published this spring.


Exhibition, Featuring, Catherine Duggan Dec 2014

Exhibition, Featuring, Catherine Duggan

Master's Theses

Exhibition, Featuring is a collection of poems inspired by art, life, and history intertwined with the very center of humanness, convergence of heart and brain. The poems assembled here attempt to recreate the sensation of memory and remembering, and at times, trying to forget. Concerned with language and the ways in which we communicate with others, the lines weave in and out of conversation, evoking daily interac­tions and thoughts carried within us, continuous as breathing. The collection is divided into five parts, each establishing a variance of the whole—all parts a harmony. The reader will discover formal poetry ...


“Phone Calls,” “Evolved People”, Gary Soto Nov 2014

“Phone Calls,” “Evolved People”, Gary Soto

Ontario Review

Gary Soto's most recent books are Jesse, a novel from Harcourt Brace & Co., and New and Selected Poems from Chronicle Books. He lives in Berkeley, California.


"Going Out”, Donald Hall Nov 2014

"Going Out”, Donald Hall

Ontario Review

Donald Hall's most recent books are Life Work (essay) and The Museum of Clear Ideas (poems), both published in 1993. He lives in Danbury, New Hampshire.


“At Freud’S House”, Enid Shomer Nov 2014

“At Freud’S House”, Enid Shomer

Ontario Review

Enid Shomer's poems and stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, and other journals. Her most recent books are This Close to the Earth, poems (Arkansas, 1992) and Imaginary Men, a collection of stories which won the Iowa Short Fiction Award in 1993. She lives in Gainesville, Florida.


“Colette’S Last Cat,” “121 Waverly Place”, J. P. White Nov 2014

“Colette’S Last Cat,” “121 Waverly Place”, J. P. White

Ontario Review

J.P. White, of Minneapolis, has new work forthcoming from various journals, including The Massachusetts Review, Sewanee Review, and Crazyhorse. The poems here are from his third collection, The Salt Hour.


“Blackbird Spring”, William Heyen Nov 2014

“Blackbird Spring”, William Heyen

Ontario Review

William Heyen's latest volume is The Host: Selected Poems 1965-1990 (Time Being Books, 1994). A frequent OR contributor, he teaches at SUNY Brockport.


From The Astonishing Weight Of The Dead (“The Call,” “I’Ll Be Right Back”), Tom Wayman Nov 2014

From The Astonishing Weight Of The Dead (“The Call,” “I’Ll Be Right Back”), Tom Wayman

Ontario Review

Tom Wayman's latest books are a collection of essays, A Country Not Considered: Canada, Culture, Work (Anansi), and a selected poems 1973-93, Did I Miss Anything? (Harbour), both published in 1993. The poems here are from a new collection, The Astonishing Weight of the Dead, forthcoming from Polestar Press (Vancouver). A frequent OR contributor, he teaches for Okanagan University College in Vernon and Kelowna, B.C.


“To Mr. Jefferson On The Occasion Of My ‘Madness,’” “The Campaign Manager Talks Shop”, Jon Davis Nov 2014

“To Mr. Jefferson On The Occasion Of My ‘Madness,’” “The Campaign Manager Talks Shop”, Jon Davis

Ontario Review

Jon Davis is the author of Dangerous Amusements (OR Press). A chapbook of his prose poems, The Hawk. The Road. The Sunlight After Clouds, is forthcoming from Owl Creek Press. New work has appeared or will be appearing in The Harvard Review, Gulf Coast, and The Prose Poem. He lives in Glorieta, New Mexico, and teaches at the Institute of American Indian Arts.


From The Ghost Of Eden (“Sleeping Paint,” “The Pools,” “The Smell Of Snow”), Chase Twichell Nov 2014

From The Ghost Of Eden (“Sleeping Paint,” “The Pools,” “The Smell Of Snow”), Chase Twichell

Ontario Review

Chase Twichell most recendy published Perdito (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1991). The poems here are from her new manuscript, The Ghost of Eden. She teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University.


Kilroy At The Zero Hour, Story Time, John Hennessy Oct 2014

Kilroy At The Zero Hour, Story Time, John Hennessy

Ontario Review

Recent work of John Hennessy has appeared or is forthcoming in The New Republic, The Yale Review, Harvard Review, and Best New Poets, 2005. He resides in Amherst, Massachusetts.


Sea Nettles, Clearing The Brambles, Everything But The Ashes, Michael Salcman Oct 2014

Sea Nettles, Clearing The Brambles, Everything But The Ashes, Michael Salcman

Ontario Review

Michael Salcman has published recent poems in such magazines as Barrow Street, Harvard Review, and Raritan. His fourth chapbook, Stones in Our Pockets, and first collection, The Clock Made of Confetti, are forthcoming in 2007.


Another Short History, Dog Almighty, Peter Desy Oct 2014

Another Short History, Dog Almighty, Peter Desy

Ontario Review

Peter Desy, a recently retired English professor from Ohio University, has poems in or forthcoming from Shenandoah, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Green Mountains Review among other journals, and a poetry collection, Driving from Columbus. He is currently living in Ocala, Florida.


Notes From The Corners Of Noon, Lisa Furmanski Oct 2014

Notes From The Corners Of Noon, Lisa Furmanski

Ontario Review

Lisa Furmanski recently returned from several years of doing hospice care and working with antroretroviral care in Uganda. She is now a physician at Hitchcock Clinic at Dartmouth College.


Goat Song, Colossus, Marble Boy, Idris Anderson Oct 2014

Goat Song, Colossus, Marble Boy, Idris Anderson

Ontario Review

Idris Anderson's poems have appeared in The Hudson Review, The Nation, Paris Review, and other journals. She was a student at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens in the summer of 1991, when she saw the goat in "Goat Song." She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Springbomb, Who, Tom Wayman Oct 2014

Springbomb, Who, Tom Wayman

Ontario Review

Tom Wayman's recent collection, My Father's Cup, was shortlisted for both the Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry and the B.C. Book Prize for Poetry. He teaches at the University of Calgary, Alberta.


Skiiing Antarctica, Back To Buffalo, Beverly Burch Oct 2014

Skiiing Antarctica, Back To Buffalo, Beverly Burch

Ontario Review

Beverly Burch's recent work appears in numerous journals, including New England Review, Poetry Northwest, and Southern Humanities Review. Her first book, Sweet to Burn, won the Gival Poetry Prize and a Lamda Literary Award. Sheis a psychotherapist in Berkeley, California.


Basho, Specimens, The Work, Campbell Mcgrath Oct 2014

Basho, Specimens, The Work, Campbell Mcgrath

Ontario Review

A Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow, Campbell McGrath is the author most recently of Pax Atomica (Ecco, 2004). Current work appears in the New Yorker, Poetry, Kenyon Review, and many other journals.


For Robert Grosseteste, Robert Bringhurst Aug 2014

For Robert Grosseteste, Robert Bringhurst

Ontario Review

ROBERT BRINGHURST is the author of two books of poetry, The Shipwright's Log (Kanchenjunga Press, 1972) and Cadastre (Kanchenjunga Press, 1973); his third book, Bergschrund, will be published in late 1974.