Trinity University Press

Dennis Cunningham

Dennis Cunningham is a printmaker with a long history of exhibitions, awards, public art works, and publications. He has taught at Marylhurst University since 1986. According to Cunningham, his work is grounded in “my awareness as a child that I wanted to be an artist. Everything I have done in the past forty years stems from that optimistic vision of my place in the world. I continue to hold that childhood desire: it nourishes me every day I work.”

The Osage Orange Tree

The Osage Orange Tree, a never-before-published story by beloved poet William Stafford, is about young love complicated by misunderstanding and the insecurity of adolescence, set against the backdrop of poverty brought on by the Great Depression.  The narrator recalls a girl he once knew. He and Evangeline, both shy, never find the courage to speak to each other in high school. Every evening,...