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Brennan, Mary Kate (Fa 1284), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Brennan, Mary Kate (Fa 1284), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1284. Student interview conducted by Mary Kate Brennan with renowned Appalachian poet Jim Wayne Miller. Brennan’s focus throughout the interview is on “the cultural sensitivity and awareness that permeates Miller’s poetry.” Miller also touches on what he considers to be the central themes of his work, the struggles and triumphs of communities within the Appalachian region, and pride in cultural heritage. The collection contains a detailed index, interview summary, transcription, index cards with questions, and a reel-to-reel audio tape of the interview.


Caverns: Kentucky Middle School Poetry (Volume 2, 2019), Roxanne M. Spencer Editor, Kelly Hancock Associate Editor, Cynthia Houston Associate Editor, Amanda Kennedy Associate Editor Apr 2019

Caverns: Kentucky Middle School Poetry (Volume 2, 2019), Roxanne M. Spencer Editor, Kelly Hancock Associate Editor, Cynthia Houston Associate Editor, Amanda Kennedy Associate Editor

CAVERNS

No abstract provided.


Appalachian Goodbyes, Emily Houston Apr 2019

Appalachian Goodbyes, Emily Houston

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

This is a collection of poetry and nonfiction using the Japanese poetic form of haibun (a back and forth between haiku and prose, both sections attempting to clarify and further each other while approaching the subject in entirely different manners) as a form of memoir instead. This collection is about my home that has not always felt like home and what it means to love and hate an Appalachian identity. It is also about my relationships, both with Appalachia and the world outside it and with the people who call it home and the people I have met when I ...


Fulkerson, Brenda (Fa 1272), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Fulkerson, Brenda (Fa 1272), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1272. Student folk studies project titled “[Rhymes, Legends, Beliefs and Proverbs of Ohio County],” which includes descriptions of local folk legends and beliefs in Ohio County, Kentucky. Descriptions may include title of the legend, date collected, and informant’s name and address. Note cards include rhyme, belief or proverb, date collected, and informant’s name.


Ua94/1/2 Student/Alumni Personal Papers Glasgow Normal School Small Collections, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua94/1/2 Student/Alumni Personal Papers Glasgow Normal School Small Collections, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Small collections of items donated by or about Glasgow Normal alumni.


Break Us Beautiful, Elizabeth Upshur Jul 2018

Break Us Beautiful, Elizabeth Upshur

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The problem addressed in this thesis is cultivating an answer to the question: what creates or comprises the sum total of my Blackness as a modern American woman living in our current political climate? I primarily use a read/call and response methodology, responding to both lived and hypothetical experiences that explore or demonstrate the ways that identity, race, gender, sexuality, regionality, religion, and the historical thumbprint intersect. The results are this collection of poems that is at times mythological, at times irreverent, both abstract and formal as it seeks to fit these pieces into a singular mosaic. The conclusion ...


Mindfulness Of Minnows, Will Hollis Jul 2018

Mindfulness Of Minnows, Will Hollis

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Literature is a deeply personal and interpersonal act from the author to the reader. In some way the author is attempting to capture their interpretation of space and time inside the vehicle of language. Through metaphor and enjambment, syntax and imagery, this thesis attempts to render the contemporary experience of the artist as he is grounded in location and interpretation. The lens used in inspecting the world is biological and philosophical, seeking and hiding from the truth.

Nature and science are used as linking languages in the collections of poems, seeking to be united with emotion based in the bedrock ...


Caverns: Kentucky Middle School Poetry (Volume 1, 2018), Roxanne M. Spencer Editor, Peggy Otto, Associate Editor, Amy Jo Gibson, Associate Editor, Kerry Hancock, Associate Editor, Dr. Erin Margarella, Associate Editor, James Margarella, Associate Editor, Laura S. Crafton, Associate Editor Apr 2018

Caverns: Kentucky Middle School Poetry (Volume 1, 2018), Roxanne M. Spencer Editor, Peggy Otto, Associate Editor, Amy Jo Gibson, Associate Editor, Kerry Hancock, Associate Editor, Dr. Erin Margarella, Associate Editor, James Margarella, Associate Editor, Laura S. Crafton, Associate Editor

CAVERNS

The editors of CAVERNS: Kentucky Middle School Poetry, volume 1, 2018, are extremely grateful to the talented students, dedicated teachers, and proud parents who made this first volume possible. Poems were solicited from classroom teachers during National Poetry Month, April 2017. The poems were selected for publication after extensive editorial board review, using a rubric adapted from Christine Lewy (2001). Only poems with signed parental/guardian permission letters were published. Students or parents decided whether to publish the poet’s full name or first name and last initial only. The poems were divided roughly into sections by topic: start-and-stop poems ...


My Blood You Shed: A Gay Man’S Libation, Carder Venable Jan 2018

My Blood You Shed: A Gay Man’S Libation, Carder Venable

Mary Ellen and Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing

Jim Wayne Miller Poetry Contest finalist


Portrait Of A Shingle, Delaney Holt Jan 2018

Portrait Of A Shingle, Delaney Holt

Mary Ellen and Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing

No abstract provided.


You Don't Talk About It, Brittany Lee Cheak Oct 2017

You Don't Talk About It, Brittany Lee Cheak

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

I am a poet. As an undergraduate, I explored the other genres of writing—I wrote short stories, attempted a novel-length piece, and crafted essays. While I found plays interesting, I could not write one satisfactorily. But poetry fit like an extension of myself. I could fuse my voice and my ideas in stanzas and images, and I found myself weighing words and sounds as I constructed the lines. It was only natural that I pursue mastery in poetry when I returned for my Masters of Fine Arts.

The material presented in this document is the culmination of two years ...


It’S Cloudy Today, Natalie B. Ngong Aug 2017

It’S Cloudy Today, Natalie B. Ngong

Sierpinski’s Square

No abstract provided.


Observing The Heron, Delaney Holt Jan 2017

Observing The Heron, Delaney Holt

Mary Ellen and Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing

No abstract provided.


What’S In A Name?: The Evolution Of The Female Identity In Shalimar The Clown, Jessica Barksdale Nov 2016

What’S In A Name?: The Evolution Of The Female Identity In Shalimar The Clown, Jessica Barksdale

Undergraduate Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture

No abstract provided.


English Grammar: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, Wendy Delk Nov 2016

English Grammar: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, Wendy Delk

Undergraduate Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture

No abstract provided.


Until Valhalla, Mr. Krebs, William J. Williford Nov 2016

Until Valhalla, Mr. Krebs, William J. Williford

Undergraduate Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture

No abstract provided.


Watersheds In Life, Molly Morgan Apr 2016

Watersheds In Life, Molly Morgan

Robert Penn Warren Essay Contest

No abstract provided.


Watershed, Matthew Doyle Apr 2016

Watershed, Matthew Doyle

Robert Penn Warren Essay Contest

No abstract provided.


The Systems Of Life, Madeline Stephenson Apr 2016

The Systems Of Life, Madeline Stephenson

Robert Penn Warren Essay Contest

No abstract provided.


Are You A Listener?, Sara Ann Alexander Jan 2016

Are You A Listener?, Sara Ann Alexander

Goldenrod Poetry Festival

No abstract provided.


Pear Tree - (1st Place Winner), Bridget Yates Jan 2016

Pear Tree - (1st Place Winner), Bridget Yates

Goldenrod Poetry Festival

No abstract provided.


Names, Natalie Rickman Jan 2016

Names, Natalie Rickman

Goldenrod Poetry Festival

No abstract provided.


A Prediction, Warily, Taylor Reyes Jan 2016

A Prediction, Warily, Taylor Reyes

Goldenrod Poetry Festival

No abstract provided.


The Answer Is Yes, Katherine Wilkins Jan 2016

The Answer Is Yes, Katherine Wilkins

Goldenrod Poetry Festival

No abstract provided.


F. Warden, Natalie Turner Jan 2016

F. Warden, Natalie Turner

Goldenrod Poetry Festival

No abstract provided.


Transitions, Harrison C. Taul Jan 2016

Transitions, Harrison C. Taul

Goldenrod Poetry Festival

No abstract provided.


2016 Jim Wayne Miller Contest Winners, Creative Writing Committee Jan 2016

2016 Jim Wayne Miller Contest Winners, Creative Writing Committee

Mary Ellen and Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing

No abstract provided.


“Looking Skyward: An Analysis Of ‘Augress’ By Michael Shewmaker”, Lydia Anvar Nov 2015

“Looking Skyward: An Analysis Of ‘Augress’ By Michael Shewmaker”, Lydia Anvar

Undergraduate Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture

No abstract provided.


"A Life And Death Dilemma", Christy Lester Nov 2015

"A Life And Death Dilemma", Christy Lester

Undergraduate Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture

No abstract provided.


“Son Of Man (Of Steel): Messianic Imagery In Zach Snyer’S Man Of Steel (2013)", Jordan Upton Nov 2015

“Son Of Man (Of Steel): Messianic Imagery In Zach Snyer’S Man Of Steel (2013)", Jordan Upton

Undergraduate Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture

No abstract provided.