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The exhibit One Plus One at the Glassell School of Art was co-curated by Donald Barthelme and Janet Landay and featured thirteen pairs of writers and artists, including Barthelme and Jim Love, Edward Hirsch and Derek Boshier, Cynthia Macdonald and…

This headline appeared in the Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express on March 14, 1942. The article reported that the U.S.S. Houston had not been heard from since heading for the Sunda Strait the night of February 28th.

Together with Dr. Arthur Farley of the Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute, Macdonald ran groups for people who wished to address "the inability to write when there is a need or desire to do so."

I Can't Remember included a series of poems related to chickens, this one inspired by a newspaper story about a tractor-trailer of chickens that overturned on the Long Island Expressway.

"Perfect. But don't settle for this kind of perfection. Keep working for the other" --Cynthia Macdonald. In this note Macdonald encouraged a graduate student in the Creative Writing Program to continue to dig deep in his work.

This poem about a mother's reluctance to see her son go off into the world was originally called "Amputation,"

Likely a draft with Cynthia Macdonald’s handwritten notes, this page contains a list of faculty and their awards: “This remarkably accomplished group cumulatively has published 160 books (not including translations) and accounts for 3 National…

Describes UH writing program’s faculty as “. . . something like the new wildcatters of words on the Texas prairie” and credits the UH Creative Writing Program for the growth of a Houston literary scene, “From that seed, Houston’s literary…

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