MISSOULA – A recent poll published by the local think-tank, FLAT (Forum for Learning Absolutely Tiddly-twat), found that roughly two … Continue reading New Poll Finds 17% of Residents Self-Identify as “Cold”
In the great FLATland There was some dead grass And an old rubber band And a sweaty garden hand And … Continue reading Winter is Coming
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(Written by: Nick Triolo, first-year graduate student and FLAT house member.)
When the world frays at the edges, we must tell our stories. When things crumble, we must sit closer—closer to the fire, closer to each other. And we must tell stories, of all types. Stories of loss. Stories of gain. Stories of being confused in a confusing world. Through confusions expressed, we discover clarity, a little clearing in the chaos. Through both telling stories and listening to them, we begin to trace some common, umbilical attachment that binds us all together. To be drawn into a story is to follow this thread of another and realize that, in some strange way, it’s also our own.
Since 2003, the Wild Mercy Reading Series, sponsored by the EVST Department, Camas Magazine and UM FLAT, has highlighted some of the finest writers and student voices in Missoula’s burgeoning environmental writing scene. Over the past few years, the UM FLAT has hosted these readings in our studio. For eight consecutive weeks this spring, two writers got up in front of a crowd of 30-60 people to read their work—stories, poetry, and music.
At the beginning of each semester, the FLAT gathers its members to share a meal, regroup, share ideas, and get … Continue reading Ask the FLATmates: What’s your one-word vision statement?
Heron stood upon her long legs and said “I am the river’s best because I can stand above.” Bear spread … Continue reading The River’s Best
Smelly Soul Curd “Eating sprouted beans Living food; a body’s boon But soul – S.O.L.” Continue reading by Boss Griffith