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Bob Barth, Vietnam War veteran and NKU alumnus, read from his new poetry book in the Steely Library on Veterans Day.

War and poetry: NKU alumnus poet commemorates Veterans Day

Haven Wolfe, Contributor November 13, 2021

Help wasn’t coming. It was his job. As a reconnaissance leader, he would take a team of eight to ten men and patrol the mountains of Vietnam to survey the land, determine strategic features and locate...

Student Poetry Corner

Student Poetry Corner

Sarah Williams-Bryant and Samantha Harrell September 7, 2020

"Miss America Protest" by Sarah Williams-Bryant, junior creative writing studies major There is no doubt in my mind,  That I am a raging feminist.  If I had been alive in 1968,  I would have...

New Message

New Message

Andrew Evans, Guest Contributor October 9, 2019

He likes my eyes now that they do not hide   I blossomed he says like a flower in springtime   And all the wasted years fall away like leaves blushing red upon the...

Pride

Pride

Micah Petway, Guest Contributor October 9, 2019

How can I have pride when being who I am is wrong Being shunned, beaten, abused and disowned Only for having pride in who I am   A little voice in my head is telling me being proud is...

Refraction

Refraction

Isabel Sleczkowski, Guest Contributor October 9, 2019

RED flushed his face and mine when he kissed me, I flinched. My hand grew heavier when he held it. I think his eyes were black but I tried not to look. I kept as much space between...

10 September 2019

10 September 2019

Elizabeth McClure, Guest Contributor October 9, 2019

I am like a rosebush.   Beautiful from afar.   Blooms you want to see and smell forever.   But you get hurt if you get too close.   I fade quickly and easily;...

Megan Henson reading her poems from her book What Pain Does

Two professors release collaborative poetry book

Haley Millay, Reporter September 30, 2019
Students, faculty, staff and personal friends gathered on Friday to celebrate the release of NKU professors Megan D. Henson and J. Michael Skaggs’s new book entitled “What Pain Does.”
Onyinye Uwolloh, a junior psychology major, uses haiku written in Pidgin English to draw parallels between her Nigerian roots and Herman Melvilles Moby Dick.

For student poet, the biggest risk is not taking one

Noël Waltz, Reporter February 6, 2019

From deciding to attend a university over 5,000 miles away from her home in Lagos, Nigeria, to the interdisciplinary challenges she took head on, Onyinye Uwolloh is no stranger to taking risks. The...

My Brown Skin Im In

My Brown Skin I’m In

Micah Petway, Contributor February 6, 2019

My brown skin I’m in Ain’t it nice So many shades of beauty So smooth and so much melanin My brown skin ain’t just something for your eyes to fancy See There’s so much behind this pretty...

I Am Not

I Am Not

Raven McNeal, Contributor February 6, 2019

I Am not A trend I am not the music you listen to the clothes you buy the hair you wear the food you eat the language you speak I am not the elephant in the room the butt of the joke the...

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