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River Of Dreams, Kaysone Syonesa Dec 2018

River Of Dreams, Kaysone Syonesa

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

3 Lao American poems


Here To See It, Benjamin Chase Dec 2018

Here To See It, Benjamin Chase

Master of Fine Arts in Professional Writing Theses

Benjamin J. Chase’s Here To See It is a collection of contemporary poetry plotted across the hours of a day and the respective stages of life. A mix of lyrical and narrative musings, the book houses a wide variety of poetic forms (including a translation, sonnets, ekphrastic meditations, and free-verse experiments) on an even wider variety of subjects. A diverse collection, Here To See It is a series of reflections on the formal and informal moments that make up a lifetime.


The American Dream As A Cultural Movement, Thomas W. Raskay Dec 2018

The American Dream As A Cultural Movement, Thomas W. Raskay

English Department: Traveling American Modernism (ENG 366, Fall 2018)

This piece investigates the relationship between the American Dream and automobility through a generational lens, assessing cultural change in each renewal of the American Dream. Comparing generations of Americans exploring and reforming cultural space reveals evidence of the American Dream as a tendency for generations to expand to new frontiers balanced by a duty to reform current social space. Automobility multiplies Americans’ options for exploration and explodes the rate at which modern generations engage with different spaces. Now that automobility is routine, Millenials have expanded to the new social space frontier in cyberspace, but a limitless frontier may disrupt the ...


The Voices Of Life And Death In Shakespeare’S Narrative Poems, Jonathan Locke Hart Dec 2018

The Voices Of Life And Death In Shakespeare’S Narrative Poems, Jonathan Locke Hart

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

The article “The Voices of Life and Death in Shakespeare’s Narrative Poems” uses Shakespeare’s dedications and Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece to discuss art and life, death and life, life-writing and death-writing. The relation between life and art, often framed in terms of mimesis, is fraught with difficulties, so that the connection between ethics and aesthetics is intricate. After briefly discussing the theoretical debate on mimesis, this article examines closely Shakespeare’s narrative poems, to discuss life and death as well as, to some extent, health, illness. The poems explore the themes of time, love ...


Petticoat In The Navy: My Mother's War, Sheila A. Murphy Dec 2018

Petticoat In The Navy: My Mother's War, Sheila A. Murphy

Westview

In 1918 Julia Lehan, age nineteen, lives in Roxbury


Contributors, Westview Staff Dec 2018

Contributors, Westview Staff

Westview

No abstract provided.


Stitch-By-Stitch, Katacha Diaz Dec 2018

Stitch-By-Stitch, Katacha Diaz

Westview

Many years ago while on vacation in Santa Fe, New Mexico, I decided to take an early morning stroll in the city’s art district.


Heterochromia, John Tavares Dec 2018

Heterochromia, John Tavares

Westview

This short fiction, with a dystopic vision, is set in a future Toronto, devastated by social unrest and a nuclear disaster, while the action of the story explores a retired librarian’s conflict with a repressive censorship authority.


For Joe Conley, Ike Godsey On The Waltons 1928-2013, David Vancil Dec 2018

For Joe Conley, Ike Godsey On The Waltons 1928-2013, David Vancil

Westview

In your favorite episode, you are past your prime


In The Pacific: A Wwii Photograph, David Vancil Dec 2018

In The Pacific: A Wwii Photograph, David Vancil

Westview

In the black and white snapshot, my father and my uncle, sweaty from volleyball, stand side-by-side


My Father's Wars, Sheila A. Murphy Dec 2018

My Father's Wars, Sheila A. Murphy

Westview

Longer now than sixty years ago, dying in a veterans’ hospital, committed by my mother


Qwerty, James E. Fowler Dec 2018

Qwerty, James E. Fowler

Westview

What you’ve seen but can’t place, always overlooking


314 East 25th Street, On January 1st, Matthew Brennan Dec 2018

314 East 25th Street, On January 1st, Matthew Brennan

Westview

It’s moving day—the sun glimmers as dimly as Venus in the morning sky.


Well Of Despair, Sarah Brown Weitzman Dec 2018

Well Of Despair, Sarah Brown Weitzman

Westview

As a follow up to that classic


I Remember Rodney, David Vancil Dec 2018

I Remember Rodney, David Vancil

Westview

You admitted you’d abused your body


Looking As They Should, Philip Wexler Dec 2018

Looking As They Should, Philip Wexler

Westview

On the ferry to the Stockholm Archipelago, Gunilla


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


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.


The Patience Of Trees, Jill Jones Dec 2018

The Patience Of Trees, Jill Jones

Westview

We compare ourselves to trees, Draw analogies and metaphors for human experience


The Valley, Sheila Cohlmia Dec 2018

The Valley, Sheila Cohlmia

Westview

I wander through a deep narrow valley


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.


The Skaters, Matthew Brennan Dec 2018

The Skaters, Matthew Brennan

Westview

As in a winter scene of the Flemish Masters, Skaters glide like swans across the surface Of Lake of the Isles


Big, James E. Fowler Dec 2018

Big, James E. Fowler

Westview

The setting sun casts a Giacometti shadow before me.


Frisk, James E. Fowler Dec 2018

Frisk, James E. Fowler

Westview

the air vent is a cat


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.


The Ymca, Cal Castle Dec 2018

The Ymca, Cal Castle

Westview

Feet trampling, Treading upon The hardwood terrain.


Lady: Bug, James E. Fowler Dec 2018

Lady: Bug, James E. Fowler

Westview

Tired of buzzing humdrum, she gaped.


Westview: Vol. 34, Iss. 2 (Winter 2018), Westview Staff Dec 2018

Westview: Vol. 34, Iss. 2 (Winter 2018), Westview Staff

Westview

No abstract provided.


Half-Way, A. S. More, Edward Wells Dec 2018

Half-Way, A. S. More, Edward Wells

Westview

This distance is real.