New Shoots 5

new shoots 5Anthology editors Mary Cameron and Catherine Burke note the “self-confident sensibility [of the contributors], and the ability to use language with ironic detachment.” At a period when creative nonfiction was still emerging as a genre, some students took risks and published their stories. One of the results is “Untitled,” a piece about a student realizing and regaining their passion for acting. Amusement park rides become an interesting motif in some pieces, as seen in “Is it like a ride on a Ferris Wheel?” and “The Monster Mash Super Death Flight Roller Coaster.” Some pieces also experiment with the poetic form, such as the concrete poem “Life” and its hourglass shape, and “Rage” and its notion of space, capitalization, and punctuation marks.