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Tapestries: Issue 2 (PDF)
Tapestries: Issue 1 (PDF)
This magazine’s development, production, and distribution would not be possible without the help of many, many individuals from the SFU and surrounding communities. First, I wish to thank the dozens of talented students who submitted their creative writing and artwork for the 2012-2013 Gunard Berry Carlson Writing Contest. I also thank the five writing judges—Deborah Budash, Bradley Coffield, Patrick Farabaugh, Balazs Hargittai, and Janice Rummell—who read and scored all 71 written entries as well as this year’s guest judges, Bennett and Carol Vaughn, who reviewed the 145 visual art entries. Thanks also to Dr. Wayne Powel, Dr. Timothy Whisler, and Ms. Donna Menis for their guidance in the contest’s promotion and supervision; to Laurie Madison; to the university website’s editors; and to Beth Bellock and the staff of the SFU Print Shop. Finally, I thank Mrs. Barbara C. Travaglini and her son, Frederick C. Travaglini, directors of the Gunard B. Carlson Memorial Foundation, for their continued funding of this contest and support of our student writers and artists.
And now to offer an invitation...
There is no act so thought-provoking, so peace-giving, so stirring, so soul-satisfying as pondering over the pages of an eloquent essay or poem or the shadowy nuances of a painting or photograph. When we read or study others’ works, we become part of their artistic worlds and visions. “We slip,” observes Joyce Carol Oates, “involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.” And so I invite you to try on the “voices” and “souls” created by the authors and artists whose works comprise this volume of Tapestries. Slip into the skin of a college football player whose career one violent play may cut short. Speak the contemplative voice of a young traveler who, at the end of her stay in France, discovers a place more beautiful than anything she has ever seen or imagined. Roam freely through the universes of frosted fences and blood-red flowers, of cold sunsets and moss-covered statues.
Go and enjoy these other lives; go explore these other worlds for a time. And then see what you might bring back to your own world, for safe-keeping.
Best,Dr. Brennan Thomas
Elizabeth Wheeler7 A Tragedy and a Miracle48 Irreconcilable Differences (3rd place winner)
Eric Horell13 Gloria21 Nothing on the Radio31 The Minotaur41 Lady Luck64 Keys and Strings and Sticks (1st place winner)
Kimberly Elter17 Hints of Me
Cecelia MacDonald26 Nosebleeds (4th place winner)46 Starving...
Kayla Reed Bellum37 Bellum
Angela Pucciarella52 Industrial Aquaculture (2nd place winner)
Christina Rombouts59 The Gift
Kimberly Elter9 Gaze into My Wisdom
Claire Kovach11 Starry Night Shoes
Maria Cup12 Longevity
Adam Ciner18 Frost
Shane Martin20 The Light47 Transitory
Laura Harmon25 The Nature of Time
Danielle Gryckiewicz30 Two Sides to Every Story
Stacey Edmiston37 Colors of the Wind58 Stepping Stones
Anna Jeffries50 Life and Shakespeare
Chelsie Adams51 The Divine
Lauren Maline63 Reach Higher. Go Far
Brittany Aaron70 Lincoln Sunset
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