social unrest

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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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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