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Volume 14, Issue 1: Transformations (2005-2006 Special Issue)

"Invitation to a Transformation": Notes on the 2005/2006 Special Issue

The way of the creative works through change and
transformation, so that each thing receives its true
nature and destiny and comes into permanent
accord with the Great Harmony: this is what
furthers and what perseveres. -Alexander Pope

Do not be conformed to this world but be
transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you
may prove what is the will of God, what is good,
and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2

This year we honor our namesake, Prometheus, known in Greek mythology as the patron of human civilization. When presented with the task of filling the earth with inhabitants, Prometheus carefully created mankind in the form of the gods. When his creations were left uncovered, freezing in the cold, Prometheus, feeling sorry for them, stole fire from the gods and brought it to humanity in a stalk of fennel plant. In the 2005-2006 special issue, we metaphorically celebrate the gift of Prometheus by recognizing the transformative power of creativity. In this spirit, we have chosen poetry, short fiction, nonfiction, art and photography that broadly explore the power and possibility of change. The work in this issue is inspired or informed by the observation and experience of many kinds of transformations—personal and political, emotional and intellectual, secular and spiritual. It is with great pride that we present to you our "fire" in the 2005-2006 issue of The Promethean. We hope that these creative endeavors inspire you with the same passion they did us.

Issue

Artwork

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Christ on the Cross
Nick Derrick

Essays

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Visiting Room
Courtney Smith

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India's Rebecca
Andrea Bollie

Photographs

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Flawless Horizon
Erika Schmid

Poems

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La Noche
Luis Garcia

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Rites
Greg Harris

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Excess Baggage
Tiffany Sharp

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I am Jonah
Kathryn D. Nilson

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Accusation
Beth Knapp

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Oh, Sweetheart
Matt Nash

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Truthful Fantasy
E. Johanna Stephens

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Runner's Heaven
Howard Knytych

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All Aboard
Samuel Irving

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A New Temple
Daniel Hues

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On Tattered Wings
Donnie Drobny

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Monsoon
Jennifer Stanford

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Escape
Donnie Drobny

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Sleep
Angela Rasmussen

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Just Me
Samuel Irving

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Corded Emotions
Samuel Irving

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Clouds of Gray
Nick Derrick

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Writing Poetry
Matt Nash

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The Effects of Rain
Matthew Owens

Stories

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October
Beth Holian

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Sarcasm and Sunrise
Holly Goodrich

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To Narcissa
Tabitha Jensen

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Rooms
Louise McKenzie

Transformations

MANAGING EDITOR
Courtney Smith

STUDENT EDITORS
Donnie Drobny
Beth Holian
Daniel Hues
Samuel Irving
Elizabeth McMurray
Jennifer Stanford
Johanna Stephens

Cover design: Nick Derrick