Five current Cameron students and one alumna will see their creativity in print, having been successful in submitting their works to literary journals. All are students of Dr. John Morris, Professor of English, who teaches creative writing classes in poetry. Maureen DuRant, Sadia Farah, Devon Shannon and Carson Stringham, all of Lawton; Seth Copeland, Indiahoma; and 2011 graduate Wendy Dunmeyer submitted their works of poetry for publication as a class requirement.
“I am thoroughly delighted with the success of these students,” says Morris. “They were inventive, worked hard on their own writing, and provided generous critiques that enabled each other to revise their poems.”
“Crosstimbers,” an interdisciplinary arts journal published by the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, has accepted “Blowing Bubbles” by Shannon, “Astronomy Elegy, or ‘In Da Club’” by Copeland, “And the Chemicals React” by Farah and “Invisible Man in the Black Bag” by Stringham.
“Cursed” and “Oklahoma Wind” by DuRant, who teaches English at Lawton High, have already been published in “Crosstimbers.”
Sugar Mule Literary Journal, an online publication, has accepted four of Dunmeyer’s poems: “In the Woods Beyond Gowbarrow Park,” “The White Coyote,” “The Common Lilac,” and “Remains of the Mixed-Grass Prairie.” She was also a finalist for Southwest Review’s Morton Marr Poetry Prize.
August 10, 2012