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Student Talent Unveiled In 2014 Cauldron

“This year’s book is full of self-reflective and fearless writing and art about times of trauma and transition, about things lost and things learned. The book examines the power and importance of both memory and prophecy, and often teeters in between the unforgiving spaces of both past and present.”

The magazine gives out two awards to deserving pieces each year: The Divine Crow Award and the Stephanie Vibbert Award. Senior Dorraine Duncan’s poem, entitled “You go a fariin go bruk out,” received both the Divine Crow Award, as well as the Stephanie Vibbert Award, a first in K history. Editors-in-Chief Jane Huffman ’15 and David Landskroener ’14 structured the poems and artworks around a theme of trauma and transitioning, displayed by the loose ordering of the book by the seasons. The preface of “The Cauldron” leads its readers into their vision:

“This year’s book is full of self-reflective and fearless writing and art about times of trauma and transition, about things lost and things learned. The book examines the power and importance of both memory and prophecy, and often teeters in between the unforgiving spaces of both past and present. [The writers and artists’] sophisticated work reminds us that even in a desolate world, art has the power to deliver truth.”
Followed are excerpts from this year’s collection of student submitted artwork and poetry.

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Student Talent Unveiled In 2014 Cauldron