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Proof Positive, Lalini Shanela Ranaraja Apr 2019

Proof Positive, Lalini Shanela Ranaraja

Vázquez-Valarezo Poetry Award

This poem is an exploration of the aftermath of sexual assault and the myriad factors which determine how women, especially women of colour and Asian women, cope with that aftermath. I am particularly concerned with how the testimony and literature of Asian women can prompt other Asian women to unravel their own stories by reflecting these stories back to them and giving them a medium through which to have this confrontation. With this piece I attempt to communicate that the act of confronting and sharing trauma is a continuous and absolutely vital process for survivors of sexual assault.


She Is: A Poetry Collection, Emma Braun Jan 2019

She Is: A Poetry Collection, Emma Braun

WWU Honors Program Senior Projects

This poetry collection contains 17 pieces written over the course of a year and a half. They address themes of love, loss, identity, loss of identity, the body, trauma, and sexual abuse. They include prose poems, longer free-verse line poems, several poems in slant rhyme, and a sonnet.


Saying The Words, Lalini Shanela Ranaraja May 2018

Saying The Words, Lalini Shanela Ranaraja

Vázquez-Valarezo Poetry Award

This poem takes a viscerally personal approach to the "Time's Up" movement's philosophy of making revelations and facing difficult realities.


Freedom, Lalini Shanela Ranaraja May 2018

Freedom, Lalini Shanela Ranaraja

Vázquez-Valarezo Poetry Award

This poem explores the darker side of Facebook's role in sparking online activism and social movements.


Mike Theune And Bob Broad Interview November 12, 2017, Laura Kennedy Nov 2017

Mike Theune And Bob Broad Interview November 12, 2017, Laura Kennedy

Interviews for WGLT

Laura Kennedy, from WGLT Radio, interview with IWU Professor of English Mike Theune and Bob Broad, Professor of English from Illinois State Univeriversy. The two co-authored the book "We Need to Talk: A New Method For Evaluating Poetry."


Dreams And Reality: A Storyteller's Look At Life, Sara K. Bennett Jan 2017

Dreams And Reality: A Storyteller's Look At Life, Sara K. Bennett

Creative Writing Minor Portfolios

These pages tour the wanderings of a storyteller's mind and snippets of life in the forms of non-fiction, fiction, and poetry, though not always in that particular order. The topically arranged pieces first delve into the meaning of being a storyteller. This involves having half of one's mind in another place and putting on the mantles of different characters. After finishing with the theme, the collection turns to fiction with a selection of stories and poems. Turning from fiction, the collection touches upon real life pain, struggles, grief, and growing. Each provides snippets of life adding a backdrop ...


Around An Image, Alexander Macphail-Fausey May 2015

Around An Image, Alexander Macphail-Fausey

Creative Writing Minor Portfolios

This is a collection of poetry and creative nonfiction from the four years I attended Cedarville. Each of the pieces originated from a specific image and allowed that image to shape the rest of the work. I use the concrete images to engage complicated ideas or situations I have experienced. I use the writing in this collection to better understand the things I have experienced. The nonfiction shorts “Scar Tissue,” “Sunday 26 January 2014,” and “Malibu Beach: Camp Lot 29” have all been published in the Marco Polo Arts Magazine.


Blotto In The Lifeboat, Paul Christiansen Mar 2015

Blotto In The Lifeboat, Paul Christiansen

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Blotto in the Lifeboat is a book of poems that investigates natural processes and idiosyncrasies of human societies. Ranging from the absurd to the scientific in tone, the poems in Blotto in the Lifeboat situate themselves on the blurry-line between fact and imagination, employing a style that Thomas Lux describes as “imaginative realism.”

The middle of three sections is comprised solely of the long poem, “A Compendium of the True and Wondrous,” which collages remarkable facts and anecdotes to highlight the strange realities of the world and the rapidity of change. The first and third sections contain shorter, narrative poems ...


Variation Within Uniformity: The English Romantic Sonnet, Thomas Hamilton Cherry Aug 2014

Variation Within Uniformity: The English Romantic Sonnet, Thomas Hamilton Cherry

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The English Romantic poets of the early nineteenth century wrote numerous poems from genres and styles all across the poetic spectrum. From the epics of ancient origin concerning kings and fanciful settings to the political odes on fallen leaders and even the anthropological histories of what it meant to live in their time, these poets stretched their stylistic legs in many ways. One of the most interesting is their use of the short and rule-bound sonnet form that enjoyed a reemergence during their time. Though stylized throughout its existence, the sonnet most often falls into a specific form with guidelines ...


History Has The Voice Of A Bird-Filled Tree, Brent Allen Fisk Aug 2013

History Has The Voice Of A Bird-Filled Tree, Brent Allen Fisk

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This creative thesis, History Has the Voice of a Bird-Filled Tree, is a collection of poems about the communal, familial, and physical landscapes we grow up in. The manuscript explores the accidental body of knowledge we accumulate over a lifetime: those lessons we do not actively seek to learn and that no one sets out to teach us, but that mark us, and make us who we are. The landscape of this manuscript is not an exact replication of an existing town or existing family, but what the poet Richard Hugo refers to as a “triggering town.” This removal frees ...


Chains, Marina K. Crouse Apr 2013

Chains, Marina K. Crouse

Student Publications

Chains is a poem that was inspired by the events surrounding the Steubenville Rape Case, and it is my interpretation of what the victim could have been feeling. The poem was written as a way for me to try to understand how something like this could have happened.


Dandelion Game, Marina K. Crouse Apr 2013

Dandelion Game, Marina K. Crouse

Student Publications

Dandelion Game is a poem inspired by a picture of myself when I played T-ball at age 6 and would spend most of my time picking dandelions in the outfield.


2013 Jim Wayne Miller Contest Winners, Creative Writing Committee Jan 2013

2013 Jim Wayne Miller Contest Winners, Creative Writing Committee

Mary Ellen and Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing

No abstract provided.


2012 Jim Wayne Miller Contest Winners, Creative Writing Committee Jan 2012

2012 Jim Wayne Miller Contest Winners, Creative Writing Committee

Mary Ellen and Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing

No abstract provided.


2011 Jim Wayne Miller Contest Winners, Creative Writing Committee Jan 2011

2011 Jim Wayne Miller Contest Winners, Creative Writing Committee

Mary Ellen and Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing

No abstract provided.


Ua68/6/1 Potter College Of Arts & Letters English Publications, Wku Archives Dec 2010

Ua68/6/1 Potter College Of Arts & Letters English Publications, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Publications created by and about the English Department.

Zephyrus is produced by the English Department and contains student creative writing.

"A literary magazine called Voices had been produced for a number of years prior to that, but in 1969 Professor Gatlin, with the help of Professor Will Fridy, came up with the title Zephyrus, the Roman name for the west wind, because Dr. Wood had asked that "Western" be included in the title." From A Centennial History of the Department of English of Western Kentucky University by James Flynn

"In 1979, Frank [Steele], along with his wife, Peggy, began publishing ...


Focus, Vol. 1, No. 1, Stephen F. Austin State College Oct 1968

Focus, Vol. 1, No. 1, Stephen F. Austin State College

Student Publications

A literary magazine of student writing published by the Department of English of Stephen F. Austin State College.


But An Echo, Stephen F. Austin State College Apr 1968

But An Echo, Stephen F. Austin State College

Student Publications

A literary magazine of poems, essays, short stories, fiction and non-fiction works. The staff was composed of member of the Creative Writing 371 course and under the direction of Dr. Walter Kidd, professor of English and resident poet.