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Professor of Creative Writing Toni Mirosevich's (M.A., '91; M.F.A., '93) poetry collection "The Takeaway Bin" (Spuyten Duyvil, '10) takes its cues from Brian Eno's "Oblique Strategies," a card game offering strategies to work through various dilemmas.
Based on a true story, "Anya's War" (Fewel and Friends, '11), a novel by Andrea Alban (B.A., '08), follows a Jewish family at the eve of World War II as they leave their home in Odessa for Shanghai, believing that China will be a safe haven from Hitler's forces.
Jane Vandenburgh (M.A., '78) offers step-by-step process instructions as well as meditations on what it means to be a writer in "Architecture of the Novel: A Writer's Handbook" (Counterpoint, '10).
Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures Charles Egan captures the complexity of works that were composed, paradoxically, to say more in fewer words, in his translated anthology "Clouds Thick, Whereabouts Unknown: Poems by Zen Monks of China" (Columbia University Press, '10).
"Surviving the Baby Boomer Exodus: Capturing Knowledge for Gen X and Y Employees" (Cengage Learning, '10) co-written by Gina Gotsill (B.A., '98) outlines methods for transferring critical information from soon-to-be retirees to the next generation of workers.
"Hope Deferred: Narratives of Zimbabwean Lives" (Voice of Witness, '11), co-edited by Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Peter Orner and Anne Holmes (M.F.A., '08), presents the narratives of Zimbabweans whose lives have been affected by the country's political, economic and human rights crises.
"Ten Plays" (Exit Press, '10), the first published collection by playwright Mark Jackson (B.A., '93), ranges in subject matter from grotesque comedies about contemporary pop culture to epic melodramas about ancient themes of love and war.
Lee Gilmore (B.A., '93) explores why "burners" travel in vast numbers each summer to Nevada's Black Rock Desert in "Theater in a Crowded Fire: Ritual and Spirituality at Burning Man" (University of California Press, '10).
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