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the minnesota review (2019) 2019 (93): 68–74.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Sophia A. McClennen; Christian P. Haines; Peter Hitchcock The violence that surrounded the 2016 Standing Rock protests was clearly a sign of a militarized police state protecting profit over people, but it was also a reminder of a long legacy of systemic racism toward the first peoples of this...
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the minnesota review (2019) 2019 (93): 133–140.
Published: 01 November 2019
... article considers the use of the idea of a commons in water and atmosphere in the 2016 protest on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. It also contextualizes the concept of the commons in relation to the historical expropriation of land from native...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (80): 20–41.
Published: 01 May 2013
... hunter who tags someone else’s kill. Buzzard hunter, her father would say. The worst kind, she knows. If the man were a deer or a coyote. The man arches his neck, his head rolls. By their legs lies a beer can. She lets go of him and stands. She kicks the can, which rolls, then rocks...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (80): 3.
Published: 01 May 2013
... —​beneath the fragrant Water lilies. I am rocking on the porch; My wife, in the garden, examining her Tulips, cornflowers, calla lilies, plums —​ As if she should never again feel them. Our daughter,       whose skin is phosphor, In whose mouth the red...
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the minnesota review (2005) 2005 (63-64): 23.
Published: 01 May 2005
... watch this," he tells Spot. Lawyers are meeting in the caboose that clatters and rocks along in the end, and the President has been in the meeting for hours every three minutes. A blue-black map of the moon is unfolded on the table, and the President fingers a crater the size of California...
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the minnesota review (2010) 2010 (75): 13–19.
Published: 01 November 2010
... laugh. Standing halfway in the water, Effie wedged a candle into a wide crevice. The water played around her navel. I still hadn’t started to undress. The more quickly I tried to take off my clothes, the more tangled I got. Finally I sat down, pant-less, on a rock, as I...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (78): 48–52.
Published: 01 May 2012
... his hair. Never stand in one spot too long, she’d told him. Lest the Devil grab you. Sherwood sat on the ground, leaning against the rock. His white fingers shook in the air. “Pa,” Eliot said. Sherwood cuffed tears off his cheek. His face hardened and flushed. “I’m done with...
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the minnesota review (2010) 2010 (75): 24–26.
Published: 01 November 2010
... bluecoats and I was lying naked to the loin cloth in yucca and sage grasses when like a hawk they bushwhacked us—crossing the coulee upstream unannounced and raiding our camp—so I crawl behind the rocks where I had stood my weapons, wanting only the head of their leader, Long Locks, who years...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (89): 32–42.
Published: 01 November 2017
... smelled like standing water and plastic. There was a hole in the corner that Dad had patched with duct tape. Once camp was set up, Chris and I took Delaney down the hill to the Eel River. It wasn’t all that big, especially in the summer, and we crossed a field of sun-bleached rocks to get to the...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (68): 29–33.
Published: 01 May 2007
... Sniff. We had met him in college. He was a sneaky sort of person even then, with his eyes bulging dead-ahead while his slick black hair fled straight backward. After we graduated, Sniff settled in the same suburb as we did outside of Little Rock, Arkansas. In the decades that followed, we’d see...
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the minnesota review (2005) 2005 (63-64): 11–22.
Published: 01 May 2005
..., choices being light blue, light green, beige and yellow. The houses are small though designed to look ranch-like. They have nearly flat roofs that extend beyond their facades. Where the roofs end they're supported by beams, making front porches, which most of us having rocking chairs on. There...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (78): 8–15.
Published: 01 May 2012
... sugar packet, maybe. So Bev always wears her mom’s old sneakers tied double tight. Our dads used to be pals. They both worked at the candy plant and liked to come home and sit on the curb and toss rocks into the sewer grate. Then when it rained the water didn’t drain right, and Bev and me...
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the minnesota review (2019) 2019 (93): 49–54.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., at the Making Memories themed show-and-tell, the girl brings a roll of Life savers from Woolies. We went to the shops this weekend, she says to her class as they sit at her feet. My dad got me this. The blondies snicker and one-up the girl with smooth rocks, sea shells, and a jar of sand they...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (68): 41–53.
Published: 01 May 2007
...-smoking, pinko freak rock star canonized by the international media. “John Lennon took LSD,” he told us. We had completed a unit on the pernicious effects of illegal drugs on the human organism the week before. Our stack of ungraded one-page essays had vanished into Mr. Warner’s briefcase...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2009 (71-72): 197–203.
Published: 01 May 2009
... outside, round the outside,” from Malcolm McLaren, “Buffalo Gals,”Duck Rock (Island Records, 1983). From the man who brought us the Sex Pistols in the mid seventies, McLaren’s Duck Rock is considered a hip-hop classic, The “Buffalo Gals go round the outside” line was reworked by Eminem as “two...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (84): 30–43.
Published: 01 May 2015
... whatsoever. Despite what your tattooed forearms and neck and Mira’s facial piercings and boot-camp hairdo might indicate, demographically speaking, you two were not drug users, you were clean, a couple of straight-and-narrows that liked punk rock, and to suggest otherwise bordered on profiling. But...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (82): 26–44.
Published: 01 May 2014
.... “I write so as to take the idea of character and shatter it into broken pieces, so that what we see does not cohere, and how we see becomes fractured, rocking, and spastic. I write, as Chekhov might say, to wipe away the stain of man’s false memory.” For those, like Ellen, who had actually...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (80): 119–130.
Published: 01 May 2013
... your song to subdue Erebus, the seas, the stones, the wild beasts, and to bring sensation to rocks. —​Martianus Capella Writing from North Africa at the end of the fifth century of the Com- mon Era, Martianus Capella includes this...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (94): 175–180.
Published: 01 May 2020
... Writing 2018, among others. He holds an MFA in fiction from UNC- Greensboro and a BA in English from Gettysburg College. Brett Biebel teaches writing and literature at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. His (mostly very) short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Chautauqua, Masters Review...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (95): 47–52.
Published: 01 November 2020
... of beautiful things to eat: honeycomb, garlic scape, blood orange, fiddlehead. I laid my hand around my glass of water, where the bee had landed without my noticing. The sharp pain was something I hadn t felt since I was a kid playing on fallen logs. Overturning rocks, poking around for spiders and...