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Adversus Mathematicos, Christopher Norris Jan 2016

Adversus Mathematicos, Christopher Norris

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

A poem about relationship between mathematics and the human experience of time.


Applications For Dummies, Carla M. Sanchez Feb 2015

Applications For Dummies, Carla M. Sanchez

First-Gen Voices: Creative and Critical Narratives on the First-Generation College Experience

This poem discusses the overwhelming pressure that is put on students to justify their right to be admitted into universities or to receive scholarships based on their extracurricular activities. Many working-class, first-generation college students are unable to participate in organizations and programs that offer students a more well-rounded college experience. This can lead first-gen students, like the author, to feel isolated, inadequate, or illegitimate. "Applications for Dummies" expresses Sanchez's incessant fear that she will never be able to compete with other students who were given the opportunity to build more worldly resumes, despite her strong academic commitment and intellectual ...


Revelation, Tanya Diaz Feb 2015

Revelation, Tanya Diaz

First-Gen Voices: Creative and Critical Narratives on the First-Generation College Experience

There can sometimes be a gap between first-gen students and parents who have not experienced the stress of higher education. Children may believe this stress to be a necessary sacrifice for their future wellness; however, they often cannot feel their parents' sacrifices, just as their parents cannot feel their child's mental strain. Diaz creates this poem in an effort to examine her relationship with her mother from an outsider's point of view, in the end realizing that although her parents cannot always understand her experiences, they care and will support her decisions.


Seventeenth Century Published Quaker Verse, Rosemary Moore Oct 2014

Seventeenth Century Published Quaker Verse, Rosemary Moore

Quaker Studies

Early Quakers disapproved of most aspects of popular culture, and before 1661 they published very little verse. During the 1660s some thirty Quaker authors published verse, addressed both to Quakers and to the public. The impetus behind this surge of verse publication was probably the appearance during 1660 and 1661 of a number of papers by John Perrot, a Quaker preacher who had been arrested in Italy and imprisoned by the Inquisition . His writings, which were brought to England, included a considerable amount of poetry. Perrot was released in 1661 and returned to England, feted by many Quakers as a ...


The Poet, Asalean Springfield Oct 2014

The Poet, Asalean Springfield

Sketches: the Online Creative Arts Journal of Tennessee State University

No abstract provided.


The Final Harvest, Rick D. Hallbeck Oct 2014

The Final Harvest, Rick D. Hallbeck

Sketches: the Online Creative Arts Journal of Tennessee State University

No abstract provided.


Maiden Mantle, Rick D. Hallbeck Oct 2014

Maiden Mantle, Rick D. Hallbeck

Sketches: the Online Creative Arts Journal of Tennessee State University

No abstract provided.


My Black Community, Ashley Stewart Oct 2014

My Black Community, Ashley Stewart

Sketches: the Online Creative Arts Journal of Tennessee State University

No abstract provided.