Raguso, MarieAnn C. (2021). “Penetrating Darkness” in “Breath of Love: An Anthology.” Wingless Dreamer Publisher. Poem. https://winglessdreamer.com/breath-of-love-poetry-book/
Raguso, MarieAnn C. (2021). “Blame Game” and “Flesh.” SFWP Quarterly Special Issue 26, Summer 2021. Santa Fe Writer’s Project. Santa Fe, NM. Poems. https://www.sfwp.com/sfwp-quarterly/
Raguso, MarieAnn C. (2021). “Lending Family Money.” The Dillydoun Review, Issue 05, June 2021. The Dillydoun Review. Friendswood, TX. Poem. https://thedillydounreview.com/authors/authors-q-r/#marieann-c-raguso
Raguso, MarieAnn C. (2021). “Drive Away.” The Dillydoun Review, Issue 04, May 2021. The Dillydoun Review. Friendswood, TX. Poem. https://thedillydounreview.com/authors/authors-q-r/#marieann-c-raguso
Raguso, MarieAnn C. (2017). “The Atlantow.” Hinnom Magazine, 004. Hinnom and Gehenna Press. Short Fiction Story.
Rosko, MarieAnn [aka Raguso, MarieAnn C.]. (2007). “Revival of Darkness.” Doom and Gloom Productions. Independent Film. Full-Length Indie Film.
Nova Southeaster University: Abraham S. Fischler College's of Criminal Justice, Doctorate in Philosophy: Criminal Justice/Behavioral Science Program
Dissertation topic: Violence and Mental Health in American Military Service Members and Veterans
MFA Creative Writing Thesis/Workshop (manuscript title, “Only the Silence.”)
“Only the Silence” is a poetry manuscript about Raguso’s life before, during, and after the military. It goes into depth about the psychological, historical, and socio-anthropological impacts that came with it. The award-winning poet Mark Nowak critiqued and advised its completion.
Sociology/Anthropology Thesis and Creative Nonfiction Workshop (manuscript title, “The Ultimo-Sopor Theory.”)
“The Ultimo-Sopor Theory is written as an easy-to-understand socio-cultural manual that relies on ethnography through the use of the scientific method and ethnology. It walks the reader through an in-depth experience of how people around the world dispose of their dead and how they cope with death. This manuscript relies heavily on Raguso’s Ultimo-Sopor Theory, which explains how death is a shared human experience and why death is an essential bonding experience among individuals and society.
Independent Study: Teaching English for Specific Purposes (lesson plans).
Numerous lessons plans were designed to fit the needs of a diverse student populace to include prison inmates, veteran’s with PTSD, teens with high-functioning Autism, victims of sexual abuse, etc.
Screen Writing (screenplay title, “Guiled Whispers.”)
“Guiled Whispers” is a psychological and supernatural screenplay which is based on a true events about her mother, Jean Marie Montibello, and her fellow in-patients at a terrifying sanitarium that existed up until the end of 1984 in Beacon, NY. Raguso took very few liberties that included changing the names, the ending (which gave the characters resolve), and the actual levels of violence were toned down.
Research for Writers Cross-Genre (paper title, “Inside the Head of the Blood Monster.”)
“Inside the Head of the Blood Monster” is a Historical Nonfiction and Fiction based on the Blood Demon that Serial Killer David Berkowitz claimed possessed him during his killing sprees. This perspective is meant to underline the psychological and social aspects of Mr. Berkowitz’s life at that time and how he perceived society, his victims, and himself. It can be debated that this paper’s only fictitious components are Mr. Berkowitz’s way of thinking and dialogue with himself as no one can truly know what went through this serial killer’s head, except him.
Ethnography (paper title, “Shedding Light on the Blue-Collar Trade of Tow Truck Operators.”)
“Shedding Light on the Blue-Collar Trade of Tow Truck Operators” is a paper written in response to the ethnographic fieldwork conducted by Raguso September-October of 2016. It explores the day in and day out of three very different tow truck operators, their being first responders, and their experience with the public. It also looks at motor vehicle laws and data about tow truck operators and their environment.
Independent Study: Environmental Sociological Study (paper title, “Environmental Injustices of the Military and the Environmental Discrimination.”)
“Environmental Injustices of the Military and the Environmental Discrimination” is an ethnographic and ethnological research paper that explores different forms of environmental injustices and discrimination that commonly surround and are found on military bases. The research is heavily based on data previously compiled by the Army Corps of Engineers, the EPA, and other data collecting agencies, as well as fieldwork investigations conducted by Raguso.
Guest Events & Workshops
"Poetry Workshop & Reading" by The Sancho Panza Literary Society at Trinity College Dublin (Dublin, Ireland)
Read poetry from workshop
"Memorial Day Parade" by Village of Washingtonville Committee (Washingtonville, NY)
Grand Marshal representing the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8691
“MVILLE MFA End of Semester Holiday Party” by Manhattanville MFA Program Director Lori Soderlind (Barat House at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY)
Read poems from her poetry manuscript, “Only the Silence.”
Video (by Raguso): https://youtu.be/dgifI-LdOY4
“MVILLE MFA End of the Year Mixer” by Manhattanville MFA Program Director Lori Soderlind (Barat House at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY)
Raguso read a short memoir story that she wrote about domestic abuse involving her
mother and the mother’s PTSD-stricken ex-boyfriend.
“Veteran’s Day in the Town of Valhalla” by the American Legion Post 1038 (Veteran’s
Memorial in Valhalla, NY)
Sung “Star Spangled Banner,” participated in a walking parade, and networked.
“Manhattanville College Presents Student Thesis Extravaganza” by the Manhattanville Faculty
(Reid Castle at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY)
Read from her initial Bachelor’s thesis and premiered her “Ultimo-Sopor Theory.”
Video (excerpt by Raguso): https://youtu.be/vX6uhUoyTF4
“A Toast to the Heroes V” by Combat Wounded Coalition (Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk at
Waterfront Hotel in Portsmouth, VA)
Sung “Star Spangled Banner” and networked with veteran friendly nonprofit organizations and other wounded warriors.
Video (by Ironclad Media Alliance): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVFcNihHiis
“Stand Up for Women Veterans” by Lanza Family Investment in Veterans Empowerment
(Double Tree Hotel in Tarrytown, NY)
Honoring women veterans and awarding them with academic scholarships. Women’s Research & Education Fund (WREF) Honoree and Scholarship Awardee. Spoke about her time in the military and her experience with stereotypes in the military for women and as a Purple Heart recipient.
“Revival of Darkness Movie Premier” (The Phantasy Nightclub in Lakewood, OH)
Organized and premiered the movie, “Revival of Darkness,” and sold merchandise while a closed community watched, including press from Cleveland SCENE magazine. Movie starred actor and musician James Paul Konya [aka Jim Sadist of Nunslaughter, Schnauzer, and other Metal bands].
Video (scene, “The Victim” by Raguso): https://youtu.be/WAolYSZpHhY