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Crafting Creativity

One of My Good Son’s intuitive yet essential themes

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Contemporary Austrian Studies or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Footnotes

Decluttering footnotes can spark joy!

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Sorting Poems by Candlelight

It feels corny to invest in the analog to this degree, but if I am being honest, it is also a relief…

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Copyediting Supporting Transgender Students

By Leah Myers, Graduate assistant Reading well-constructed prose is one of life’s joys. Sentences that convey the author’s beliefs and ideas accurately and concisely are a wonder to me. Alex Myers’ Supporting Transgender Students is full of this kind of writing, and it was difficult to not be caught in the words as I was […]

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Iran

On Maryam Rafiee and Humanizing the ‘Big Enemy’

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Channeling

By Chelsey Shannon, editor After months of staying away from UNO’s campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I recently had the opportunity to do an on-campus shoot for the Press’s upcoming virtual event, “What Langston Did.” We engaged videographer Weenta Girmay to capture an in-person (outdoor, socially distanced) interview between myself and Kalamu ya Salaam.  […]

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The Sweet Flypaper of Life

“The old folks used to say, when you enter a room, speak to the people who are already there…” – Kalamu ya Salaam, Cosmic Deputy: Poetry & Context, 1968-2019 By Chelsey Shannon, editor Whenever his name comes up, Kalamu ya Salaam regularly claims Langston Hughes as his patron saint of writing. From a young age, […]

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In Memory of Mimi Grossberg

Honoring the Legacy of an Austrian Poet in Exile