"...Online Newsletter from the Pittsburg State University College of Arts and Sciences"

Student writers earn distinction


 Rebecca Bauman, undergraduate creative writing student at PSU, recently had some of her poems set to music by Ryan Jesperson, a doctoral candidate in composition at the University of Missouri-Kansas. His composition entitled "Birdsongs" was presented at the eighth annual New Music Festival at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Jesperson used eight of Bauman's poems that he felt have tone and rhythm, strong images, and intriguing sound that work well lyrically in a song cycle. He analyzed actual bird songs as a basis for the melody of the song based on Bauman's poem, "Birdsong."

Jonathan Brisbin, a senior in the undergraduate Creative Writing Program, has had a second story selected as Editor's Choice for Fiction for the journal Relief: A Quarterly Christian Expression (www.reliefjournal.com). His story is titled "The Life and Times of a Modern-Day Humpty Dumpty." Another of his stories, "Sins of the Fathers" was selected as Editor's Choice for fiction for an earlier issue.

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