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Beetles In Moonlight, Gordon Grice May 2019

Beetles In Moonlight, Gordon Grice

Westview

This rooted cliff is riddled and pocked. On August nights, you can watch the moonlight clatter into shards that move apart and come together to couple.


The Valley, Sheila Cohlmia Dec 2018

The Valley, Sheila Cohlmia

Westview

I wander through a deep narrow valley


Tennyson, By Allergies Immured, John Bradshaw Dec 2018

Tennyson, By Allergies Immured, John Bradshaw

Westview

Window bound I sit and ponder Letting my sheltered eyes go wander.


Nowhere Is Nowhere, Catherine Mccraw Dec 2018

Nowhere Is Nowhere, Catherine Mccraw

Westview

People often speak of rural Western Oklahoma as the middle of nowhere.


Tuesday Night, Amber Thompson Dec 2018

Tuesday Night, Amber Thompson

Westview

The coppery softness of cinnamon sticks to my fingers.


Plowing, Kevin Oakes Dec 2018

Plowing, Kevin Oakes

Westview

As a kid growing up on a farm You are expected to learn how to plow


September's Grapes, Sheila A. Murphy Dec 2018

September's Grapes, Sheila A. Murphy

Westview

There’s grief from harvest early, or too late: bitter, hard, or over-ripened fruit.


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.


The Surrender, Diane Hale Oct 2014

The Surrender, Diane Hale

Manuscripts

Light revolves
patterning grey age faces
in flashing momentary brilliance--
exposing shadow dreams
of victorious kingdoms
built in bottle caps
the shrapnel of hope's treachery--
to be swept away with
debris of belief


Heat Lightning At Night, Michael Martone Oct 2014

Heat Lightning At Night, Michael Martone

Manuscripts

mute mimic,
the splashing spark


Definition Of Poetry, Lynn Z. Bloom Oct 2014

Definition Of Poetry, Lynn Z. Bloom

Manuscripts

Once
I took a course in aesthetics:
Three hours credit
If I could learn
What a poem was.