Recent Submissions

  • On My Mind 

    Shaw, Carol Anderson
    University of Washington Abstract On My Mind Carol Anderson Shaw Chair of the Supervisory Committee: Assistant Professor Sarah Dowling School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Science On My Mind engages with complex issues of ...
  • Bag of Flesh: MFA Thesis 

    Donnelly, Ellen Hathaway
    Bag of Flesh: MFA Thesis is a collection of short stories and poems centered on dysfunctional personalities. Using a range of voices, the book explores issues of identity and selfhood in restrictive societies. By employing ...
  • California Calling 

    Singer-Velush, Natalie
    California Calling is a literary memoir that traces the narrator’s story of crossing over into California from Canada at sixteen and her desire to assimilate into both a place and herself. By asking what it means to be ...
  • A[not]her Nature 

    Taylor-Hough, Deborah Lynne
    A[not]her Nature is a collection of collage poems (centos) written in response to environmental issues. The language in many of these poems is drawn from, or responds to, seminal works of nature writing in an attempt to ...
  • County 

    Sanders, David Alan
    County is a book that examines relationships and forms myths through careful examination of and conversation with family photographs. The book relies heavily on the passing down of stories from one generation to the next. ...
  • Self Taut 

    Carson, Andrew
    What do you do when you aren’t yourself? Self Taut is a collection of poetry and drawings in four parts explores the interstices of self-awareness. Through rhythmic and lyrical movements, emotions reveal themselves in ...
  • Images of a Broken World 

    Shrauger, David M.
    Images of a Broken World is a creative thesis and a collection of short stories that explore violence in all of its forms and the destiny of humanity in a world that often rejects its humanity in favor of technology. An ...
  • Helene & Writing Abuse, Shame, and Death: A Poetics of Spirit within the Failing Body 

    Gregory, Tracy Jane
    Helene is a cross-genre text through the lens of a young female woman, Helene, that both ruminates on the grief caused by having a female body, specifically one that fails to meet the expectations of others, and pays homage ...
  • Black Medicine 

    Hoffman, Andrew
    Black Medicine is a novella that combines elements of both the Western genre and the Gothic ghost story. The intention of the tale was to place the claustrophobia of Gothic ghost stories within the open spaces of the Western ...
  • We/Me 

    Young, Kaitlin
    University of Washington Abstract We/Me Kaitlin Young Chair of the Supervisory Committee: Assistant Professor, Amaranth Borsuk School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences We/Me uses hand-stitched poems to explore how ...
  • The Tuck 

    Burland, Benjamin de L'isle
    “There is no place for fear in this new world of ours, Mr. Peck. It can only hurt you, be used against you. I’m sure you see this; understand it better than I do. The question is: are you ready to feel better? To be ...
  • Stand-To 

    Prichard, Gregory Scott
    Stand-To is an autobiographical piece composed of prose, poetry, and artwork. It reflects a soldier’s story during the Iraq war. The work also examines the effects of war on the soldier, their families and the people of ...
  • Toeing the Line: A Short Story Collection about Class and Government 

    Quinteros, Penny R.
    Toeing the Line: A Short Story Collection about Class and Government includes two parts: the first is an artist statement/poetics essay, the second is a creative ensemble of short stories. The essay delves into the ...
  • Love Poems to the Poet's Body 

    Sharp, Travis
    This is an abstracted narrative of recuperation. These poems attempt to salvage a body marked by physical and cultural violence. Beginning with a series of "love poems" that address the body as an other, the poems move ...
  • HisJazzRaptoMe: Hip Hop Vignettes & Quarter Waters 

    Iniguez, Samuel Aguiar
    HisJazzRaptoMe, is a mixing of genres to create a new form of literature reflective of the true form of Hip Hop. In Hip Hop, there are many elements that comprise such culture: emceeing, graffiti writing, break dancing, ...
  • The Boatman of Hades 

    McArthur, Colin J.
    University of Washington Abstract The Boatman of Hades Colin McArthur Chair of the Supervisory Committee: Rebecca Brown Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences—Bothell The Boatman of Hades follows the life of Odis Heathman: ...
  • Unfolding Feminism and Femininity 

    McGinnis, Megan
    This project considers my female lineage and my practice of Christian Science as it affects the way I practice feminism and express femininity. I analyze the relationships between media culture, body image, spirituality, ...
  • The Researcher's Book of Her/mes 

    Burgher, Laura
    I will not reveal my secrets. I’ll leave that to the Trickster who rips the curtains away and delights in exposure. I want the mystery to remain. Can there be transparency without revelation? The more I discover, the more ...
  • The Spirit Cabinet 

    Smith, Christine Rene
    The Spirit Cabinet is a collection of poems that imagines the thwarted erotic relationship of Salvador Dali and Federico Garcia Lorca, by channeling the voices of their letters to one another. Guided by Gertrude Stein's ...
  • Private Browsing 

    Brown, Scott Whittlesey
    Private Browsing is a literary novel about 30-year-old Lauren Donaldson dealing with the death of her twin sister. Lauren learns secrets about her dead sister and struggles with the thought that something is wrong with her ...

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