Wyoming

Speaking to a Socially Distanced Crowd

Yesterday, I spoke to the wonderful women of the Fort Caspar Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. I think it went well! My presentation title “Fifty-One Years of Freedom: Wyoming’s Suffrage Story, 1869-1920” reflects how I can’t help but write an academic title. “Creative Title: Descriptional Title, Date” is just a formula that …

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The Crickets

This is a poem I wrote late one night, during late winter while homesick in Lincoln. My studio apartment featured a loud refrigerator, which reminded me of crickets and the sounds of home.     The Crickets Kylie Louise McCormick   The mechanical buzzing, humming, sprigging in my refrigerator fills my chilled apartment at night. …

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Manhandled By History: The 1907-1908 University Scandal

“My dear Doctor” “Dear Miss Hebard” “My dear Dr. Grace” “My dear Dr. Hebard” “My dear Prof. Hebard” “Dear Lady” “Dear Most Wonderful” In the fall of 1905, Dr. Grace Raymond Hebard and Dr. Agnes Mathilde Wergeland began building a home together. When the house finished that next summer, they hoisted an American flag from …

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On My Way

Happy National Poetry Month! In the spirit of the month, each Thursday I will try to post a poem. I dug through my old notebooks for this one. As Wyoming weathers another spring snowstorm, this spring snow poem opines for escape. To me, poems have always been lovely little escapes or beautiful places to store …

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