(Creighton University, 2021-05-14) Pruitt, Matthew
This novel is meant to be a tribute to Dante’s Inferno. My goal in writing it was to take the same visceral, symbolic approach to explore and dissect sin and the human condition that Dante took and apply that to contemporary society. I also wanted to offer a critique of modern society by exploring its greatest weaknesses and pitfalls. It is a work of fiction and is not meant to be a remake of Dante’s Inferno, but rather an original story that alludes to the epic poems of Dante Alighieri.
(Creighton University, 2021-04-23) Torrez, Natalie V
“Undermeaning Where I Stand” is a collection of poetry about my childhood. I drew inspiration from Gaston Bachelard’s The Poetics of Space as well as the Creighton English Department’s “You Are Here” Conference, which focused on place, space, and embodiment. I started to consider the spaces and objects that I grew up in and around, wondering what stories they had to tell, including some small memories that surfaced when I inhabited these spaces. This inevitably led to the creation of this collection. The title comes from a common phrase my family says, “You undermeant what I stood,” usually used in conversation when someone corrects you after you misspoke. This is a homage to my family as well as myself because they are parts of the puzzle that makes up the beautiful picture that is my life.
(Creighton University, 2020-05-11) McFarland, James
Collection of three short stories collectively entitled Past Times.
The White Horse is about a former Nebraska track athlete patronizing a bar in North Platte, Nebraska.
The Fix is about a quarterback on the Brigham Young University football team being blackmailed by gamblers.
Sauerkraut is based up my Great Grandmother's loss of her infant child.