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12-15-2014
Their poems will be posted on Capital Transit busses during 2015 for riders to contemplate.

Two Juneau campus English majors, Clara Miller and Heather Burge, had poems chosen in the Juneau Arts Council's Poetry Omnibus contest. Their poems will be posted on Capital Transit busses during 2015 for riders to contemplate. Both students are currently in Emily Wall’s advanced creative writing workshop.  “It's so cool to see students working hard and then getting validation from the "outside" world,” said Wall.  Here is Clara Miller’s chosen poem:

Bent World
 
Why don’t we notice the straight until it becomes crooked?
That picture frame on the wall – slanted?
That tower in Italy – leaning?
That baby stroller above the intersection – rolling?
That mother running as the light changes – falling?
What is balanced can be broken,
disturbed in a moment,
yet we close our eyes to this planet’s tilt.

 
 

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