Social Unrest

Why This Book Speaks to Me

January 23, 2014

Written by Dmitri Rusov-Morningstar I’ve read many of the pieces from Times They Were A-Changing, a women’s anthology of the ‘60s & ‘70s, and have been struck by the honesty, courage and brilliance of the authors who contributed. In the ‘60s, there was a popular poster, Chinese, I believe, that said, “Women hold up half the […]

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A Forty-Year Hiatus until I Heard the Reveille Again

July 14, 2013

by Tricia Knoll The Best College Verse of 1970  (Laureate Press)–poem printed on page one:             “A Scene” In the black silken lap of Meurtra La Fois Lies the drooling quiet head of Cornelius, her son, Whose eyes slowly spin in rhythm With the gray curls of his dusty hair. […]

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When The Revolution Hits Home

June 16, 2013

Second Place Prose Winner, Elise Frances Miller, shares her successful writing process for memoir. A year ago, while flipping through photo albums from my student days, preparing a website for the publication of my novel, A Time to Cast Away Stones, I came across snapshots I had taken during the 1969 People’s Park Movement. I ruminated […]

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Bringing It All Back Home

April 21, 2013

By Judy Gumbo Albert, Ph.D. The winner of Third Place Prose describes her process in not letting the charisma of those incredible times overwhelm her own truth. My submission to the Times They Are A Changing contest is titled “Bugged.” It’s adapted from a chapter in Yippie Girl, my memoir-in-progress that I began in 2008. The […]

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The Summer of Love

August 24, 2012

During the famed Summer of Love—1967—I was an almost-teen, just twelve years old. That summer, my mother, little brother and I toured the U.S. in a one-engine plane. I remember arriving at Niagara Falls and standing on the edge of the United States, mesmerized, as the white, frothing band of water roared over the edge […]

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