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An ambulance driving through a city at dusk.

The Sacrifice

By Kristal Peace (This poem contains domestic abuse.) My mother holdsMy hand as we navigateThe city’s streets during rush hour,The song of sirens escorting us home.She holds the grocery bagThat yanks her toward dinner. She holdsThe sharp words my fatherFlings at her when she thinksThe day is going well. She…

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Coping With Parental Death: Insights and Tips for Teenagers

Alumna Writes a Resource for Grieving Families While Earning 2 Degrees

By Rebecca LeBoeuf Michelle Shreeve ’15G ’16G was a child when she lost her mother, and resources were limited for young families coping with the death of a parent. This experience fueled her desire to help others deal with similar grief, and through her love of writing, she addressed what…

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"What I Know [How to Do]" chapbook cover.

The Penmen Profile: SNHU Alumnus Publishes Debut Chapbook

Michael Garrigan was in his capstone class for his MA in English & Creative Writing program when he first dreamed up “What I Know [How to Do].” Using an instructional “how-to” theme, he wrote a poem he knew would be the beginning of a collection. Sure enough, Garrigan published his…

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The Penmen Profile: New Novelist Kelly Stone Gamble

By Amber E. Box Novelist Kelly Stone Gamble began writing in grade school, but her passion was put on the back burner as she pursued a different career. After years of nursing and a semester at law school, she found herself reevaluating what she wanted to do with her life,…

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