Browsing the "Literature" Category

“I’m From Taking the Long Way for the Better View”

May 29th, 2012 | by Editorial Staff

Post Defiance is proud to partner with Write@253 to present a series of poems written by students at Tacoma's First Creek Middle School. Their "I Am From" poems, generated through the guidance of school officials and a passionate team of volunteers from many organizations, reveal the unique backgrounds of each student

Daring Imaginarist Marissa Meyer

March 30th, 2012 | by Katy Evans

As we collectively reel, in thrall to our nation's rampant "Hunger Games" obsession, it’s exciting to uncover that Suzanne Collins isn’t the only author creating captivating, intrepid young female characters struggling to survive in dangerous dystopias. In fact, Tacoma can claim one such writerly talent as one of its own. Meet Marissa Meyer, author of "Cinder: Book One in the Lunar Chronicles."

Of Comics and Kings

January 20th, 2012 | by Katy Evans

A pleasing, almost old-fashioned way to while away an evening, a graphic-novel-focused book club is a delightful opportunity to stretch and use all those quietly stagnating critical discourse muscles again, long neglected since college graduation (and to unabashedly nerd out about superheroes with a sympathetic group)

Book Clubs for All

January 20th, 2012 | by Katy Evans

There are many compelling reasons to join a book club. Wish you read more? Read too much all alone? Don’t know what to read? New in town? Don’t have a lot of friends? Don’t have friends that like what you like? Tired of your friends and want a whole new pack of literarily-minded buddies? Book clubs can remedy any of these conundrums

Preserve the Walmart Building

November 8th, 2011 | by Daniel Rahe

Perhaps the most contentious episode in Tacoma’s struggle to protect its heritage came during the great Walmart Preservation Debate of 2086. Built between 2012 and 2014, this big-box temple on South 23rd Street has fallen into disrepair

Shifting: Reflections on Autumn in Tacoma

November 1st, 2011 | by Epiphany Couch

Autumn approaches unhurriedly. The iced toddies of summer transmute slowly into steaming americanos. Words like scarf, stew, and sweater re-emerge in daily dialogue. Evenings spent at home reading replace evenings outside riding

That Day: A 9/11 Remembrance

September 5th, 2011 | by Lagusta Yearwood

Lagusta Yearwood, a vegan chef and chocolatier, originally wrote this piece September 10, 2008. Originally posted in 2011, Post Defiance again shares this work to commemorate September 11, 2001. As we think back on that day, now more than ten years ago, it is impossible to ignore the difference of our west coast experiences of confusion and menace to that of a New Yorker, struggling with the inconceivable and immediate terror and horror of the event. When we found Lagusta Yearwood's piece, we knew we were reading something important - something to return to year after year. Her perspective, her life, her age, all resonate, heightening our compassion and sadness for all that happened on September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 miles away

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