Creative Nonfiction, Words

New Creative Nonfiction

Pieces by: Jennifer Andrews, Kelly Abrams, Eleanor Buckland, and Fernando Montiel Sanchez

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Creative Nonfiction, New Featured, Words

Jennifer Andrews: Bridges

Previously published in New Millennium Writings, Vol. 34/First Place, Non-fiction, 2013 Bridges She stands on a steel girder, her feet hooked around its ice edge, her hand wrapped tight around a cabled wire, her body, pulsing, pulsing in the wind. Rewind. She leans into the side of the bridge, her …

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Creative Nonfiction, New Featured, Words

Eleanor Buckland: Lines in her Smile

There’s a big red photo album tucked away in my parents’ bedroom. On late afternoons, the yard in long shadows, the sunlight shallow, I used to sneak into their room and pore over the photos for hours, getting lost in the stories that played out in my mind’s eye. In …

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Creative Nonfiction, New Featured, Words

Fernando Montiel Sanchez: Matilde and the Monster

On a warm fall day that smelled of earth and rain, Matilde stood in the middle of the backyard with her husband, Fernando, trying to figure out a game for their children to play—a game that would not frighten them, a game that would turn her tragedy, their tragedy, into …

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Creative Nonfiction, New Featured, Words

Kelly Abrams: Nicole

The air was crisp, and winter was finally settling in. The air smelled of snow, though I knew it would never come. Because my friend had been admitted to the hospital the night before, I’d slept at my mother’s side, holding her hand. As dawn crept over the night sky, …

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Poetry, Words

My Ballad: Lisa Jura Golabek

1938. “Come in before the house fills up with flies,” says the woman in the doorway, hair tightly wound in a bun. I follow her into a dark-paneled foyer, through the musty parlor of the hostel on Willesden Lane. My body sways, and I reach for the back of a …

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Philosophy, Words

Max Monahan: The Origin of Racial Conflict

Beginning at its literal conception, life has had a singular unwavering objective: to survive. A redundancy at face value, this statement is the illustration of a crucial principle: Life, uniquely, by its very nature must put forth effort to maintain its identity, to exist. The principles of Darwinism, which explain …

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Film, Words

Sean Brennan: Stuck Between Stations: Reflections on The Eclipse & In Bruges

In Jean Cocteau’s 1950 masterpiece, Orpheé, Heurtebise (François Périer) leads Orpheus (Jean Marais) into the Underworld to save Eurydice (Marie Déa), Orpheus’ wife. To do so, Heurtebise instructs Orpheus to put on a pair of gloves so that he may “pass through mirrors as if they were water”. Though initially hesitant, Orpheus walks up to the mirror, and passes through the looking-glass into another world

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Philosophy, Words

Teodros Kiros: Revolution and Literature in Camus’s The Stranger and Joyce’s Dubliners

In this paper I will attempt to demonstrate that The Stranger and Dubliners are both revolutionary texts, which seek to establish New Concrete Universals by disestablishing reality and challenging our consciousness to imagine a new society populated by new human beings who think, feel, imagine in hitherto untested reality principles.

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Words

Hole – 20 Years After: Courtney Love and Punk Feminism

Anwen Crawford is an Australian writer. She is the music critic for The Monthly magazine, and her essays have appeared in publications including Frieze and The New Yorker online.

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Music, Words

Berklee Bassists Remember Charlie Haden

(1937 – 2014) The Understated Genius at the Root of a Half-Century of Jazz Rich Appleman, Whit Browne, Joe Coroniti, Bruce Gertz, John Lockwood, Ed Lucie, Bruno Råberg Rich Appleman , Chair Emeritus Bass Department: In my opinion Charlie Haden was a great bassist, composer, and band leader. I first …

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Creative Nonfiction, Music, Words

Rock Music in a Little Girl’s Eyes

My childhood was filled with tennis lessons, moon-bounce birthday parties, boating at the yacht club, and Christian Rock Music. Life was balanced by two loving parents, a blonde baby brother, church every Sunday, and one of the highest rated school districts in Massachusetts.

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Music, Words

The Italian Feature

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Essays, Teodros Kiros, Words

Introduction to Classical Ethiopian Philosophy

African philosophy in particular has suffered considerably from the pre-judgment; or, what others may explicitly call a Eurocentric racial gaze. The colonial and imperial projects on Africa produced narratives of what philosophy is and is not and imposed it on the continent of Africa, from which emerged the new and dangerous view that the colonized African subjects were by definition impervious to logical thinking, to systematic thought, to organized opining and to conceptual formations, four definitions of philosophy.

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Essays, Words

Ceci n’est pas un titre

You see it and get that nightmarish shiver you can only recall from your dreams. It is an image inviting you to get lost in the world in front of your eyes while the world behind them strives to decipher that strange familiarity. It is an unconventional word and a plot twist in the story. It is absurd and childish. It is real and abstract. A philosophy: surrealism.

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Reviews, Teodros Kiros, Words

Jane Anna Gordon, Creolizing Political Theory: Reading Rousseau through Fanon

Reviewed by Teodros Kiros

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Essays, Words

A Visual Analysis of Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaums

Although I had never seen a Wes Anderson film until very recently, I had always known him to be a quirky, indie, offbeat, and whimsical filmmaker. This assumption most likely grew from friends or family who have mentioned him in conversation, or critics whose reviews I have come across.

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Music, Poetry, Video, Words

Musical Interpretation of The Song of the Old Mother (1894)

Music by Matias Ambrogi Torres Lyrics taken from “The Song of the Old Mother” a poem by William B. Yeats from The Wind Among the Reeds (1899) [Link to Score]

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Creative Nonfiction, Words

The Life Saved By God

He was feeling smart and sly. It was 1996 on a cold day in the Orchard Park Projects in Roxbury, Massachusetts, and it wasn’t the first time he got away with selling drugs. He was feeling good to get that easy money, and to get that high. He thought he knew the game. If he got caught, he could find a public defender to get him off. The poison fire of alcohol and drugs was calling him, and the risks meant nothing.

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Essays, Words

The Pagan And The Priest: An Inquiry Into The Religious Colonization Of Ireland

One of the rich traditions of Irish Culture lies in its unique mythology. The emblem of their history is defined by it, and its close ties to the mysticism and beliefs of paganism idiosyncratic to the island. Festivals of celebration, and the tradition of giving one’s self into excess is, at times, a producer of culture that can sparsely be seen in nations considered “civilized,” which is easily demonstrated by the concoction of tales surrounding Fairies, Banshees, and Gods that are fairly native to the populace of Ireland.

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Contests, Fiction

Winning Stories: FUSION Student Fiction Contest

 

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Contests, Creative Nonfiction

Student Creative Nonfiction Contest

Stories Based on Real Life: We’re looking for writing that is vital, ripe and engaging. Writing that pushes past or against literary or life’s boundaries, plays with style and form, and makes its own rules.

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Drama

Berklee Student Screenplays

 

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