Archive for category: Literary

Comma Interrobang: You Have Diabetes

Presuming that you yourself are not diabetic, at 7 years old, you only know so much about diabetes.

Hebrew Homeland

Hebrew Homeland

A small girl speaks Hebrew, a mask of innocence with the sound of severity.

Turkish Tongue

Turkish Tongue

By NUSRAT JAHAN Contributing Writer Published: September 19, 2012   In Istanbul The Azann was my alarm clock Majestic mosques were my skyscrapers. The crisp blue Bosphorus embraced me Turkish became my tongue.   In New York I wake up to the sounds of taxis All around me are tall buildings without meaning. The Hudson cannot be touched English reclaims […]

You Burn Me

You Burn Me

What is it about the summertime?

Open Studio: Performing & Telling Your Life

Open Studio: Performing & Telling Your Life

On Thursday, April 26, Fordham University English Professor Alvin Eng will host an "open studio" performance in room 109 of McMahon Hall with his creative writing class, Performing & Telling Your Life.

Entr’Acte: LOVESONG: ENUMA ELISH (Part II)

By SAM STOKES Published: April 24, 2012 Excerpt from Performing & Telling Your Life (SAM enters. He is playing guitar to video and ELIOT on tape continues. Together, it is a hymn to Tiamat, before the dreadful rise of Marduk, and to the ocean. It is a love song. It is slightly out of time.) ELIOT At the still point […]

Epilogue: LOVESONG: ENUMA ELISH (Part III)

By SAM STOKES Published: April 24, 2012 Excerpt from Performing & Telling Your Life SAM I called my sister to see if she knew we were Anglo-Catholics. She just laughed and said she thought we were from Rhode Island. I asked her what her favorite religious holiday was. She said she didn’t have one. Aspect of the culture?  The music […]

A Bird That Flies Is Always Free

By MONTSHO OPIO Published: April 24, 2012 Excerpt from Performing & Telling Your Life   Characters: Narrator’s Voice Mona Young Mona Narrator is speaking in conjunction with the projector showing the quotes then pause for a moment while the image appears Quote appears on the projector:   “I Think Therefore I Am”  — Rene Descartes NARRATOR’S VOICE: … ‘I Think Therefore I […]

Once Upon A Time In New York City

By MARIA COLUCCIO Published: April 24, 2012 Excerpt from Performing & Telling Your Life   Cast of Characters Maria Coluccio: A young runner Setting Runner’s Path in Central Park ACT I – Scene 1  MARIA stands before the audience, dressed in a pair of running shorts, T-shirt, and sneakers. MARIA They say everyone has a story to tell. A tale […]

Can We Count on Your Vote?

By JOHN MULLIGAN Published: April 24, 2012 Excerpt from Performing & Telling Your Life Curtain opens; JOHN has a list in front of him and he is holding a telephone. Dials phone. JOHN: Okay, Mr. Tanzinsky, Tan-zin-sky, Tan-zin-sky. Hi, am I speaking to Mr. Tanzinsky by any chance? Oh, hello, Mrs. Tanzinsky, sorry for the confusion, my connection is a […]