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The Inscape of Grief

By Allison Backous

Last Wednesday, my grandmother, my father’s mother, died. She had been fighting lung cancer for over a year, and was eighty-three years old. I learned about her death an hour before I had to go teach, and called my father after class. “She had a good long life, Red,” he told me, the typical Backous stoicism flattening his voice. Continue Reading …

The Spectacle of Unreal Horrors

By Kelly Foster

In five weeks, I will be going to Rwanda. I will be joining six of my students and eight students from our sister school in Scotland as well as four other teachers, on a trip to learn about genocide… Continue Reading …

Leslie Leyland Fields Wins Wilberforce Award

MFA faculty member Leslie Leyland Fields recently received one of the Humane Society’s 2011 Genesis Awards, which pay tribute to major news and entertainment media for producing outstanding works that raise public awareness of animal issues. Continue Reading …

Family Recipe

By Dyana Herron

Although David and I stopped eating most meat around six months ago, we decided to bake a ham for Easter dinner. Perhaps because, since we were celebrating the holiday alone, we wanted to feel connected to our families through a traditional meal. Continue Reading …



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