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the minnesota review (2018) 2018 (90): 47.
Published: 01 May 2018
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (80): 15.
Published: 01 May 2013
... prisoners like you, taxi driver, into ghosts. Our techniques are as simple as water and cloth, the locations we bruise. No one else knows you are here. Give us something: tell us names. Tonight, cry something other than Allah. Tell us names tonight. Cry something. Other than Allah...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (95): 29.
Published: 01 November 2020
... and out it comes, shimmering blue bruise in a puff of coal dust. It has its own life now. Everyone can see it, can stick out an index finger in the hopes it may alight there. Had I swallowed it, it would be stuck inside, incandescent filament in my gut, one that radiates darkness. We could pretend it wasn...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (65-66): 18.
Published: 01 November 2006
..., uniform spiked by the pins & medals of meritocracy. He will master the arts of punching, clubbing, knifing, kicking, punctures & lacerations, gashes & penetrations, bruises & pinches. He will admire before a mirror the martial flare of his outfit. He will sniff the scoutmaster's gin...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (78): 8–15.
Published: 01 May 2012
... out we’re both sweating like crazy people. It’s that wet sort of heat, the kind that makes it hard to breathe. I want to peel my sweaty shirt off, but I don’t because Bev has to keep hers on, Bev being a girl. The reason we punch each other is to make bruises. Bev gets them from her dad...
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the minnesota review (2010) 2010 (75): 30.
Published: 01 November 2010
... together, Watching the trees burn. And they say witchcraft Doesn’t last, but we cast spells In curse words, dirty looks, And bruises. We call it love and yell from The rooftops of our lungs, Chase each other against The flames and our shadows. Our...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (68): 20.
Published: 01 May 2007
... lesson you learn, that it will always be your fingers bruising up the plums, crushing all the bread. when melons smack open on the parking lot blacktop, pale chunks of sweet pulp and green shards of rinds, it was your will done. you’re a shill for shelled peas, husked...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (77): 42.
Published: 01 November 2011
... the yellow, pressed them to my forearm until it shook, daffodil bruise flushing near my elbow. I thinned the pale skin into a leaf cracking with a low cry. Every night after I left I shook my body into sleeping. How far my arms could reach...
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the minnesota review (2024) 2024 (102): 43.
Published: 01 May 2024
... was buried in a man-sized Pringles can. Cigarettes are sexy. A Jif is a peanut butter brand. A jiffy is ten milliseconds. A Jiffy Lube is a great place to blow a cock. On Mars, the sun bruises the horizon blue. At the top of Mount Everest, bumblebees shiver. Apples? Yum! Cotton candy...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (78): 46–47.
Published: 01 May 2012
... deep in his cave. The same exhausted atoms from T. Rex after a glorious bloodbath leaving Triceratops ribs for the Aeolian wind to fan its bruised sonata across the wrist, the Christian wrist, the bare wrist of truth, the wrist most likely to get nailed, the wrist...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (69): 6.
Published: 01 November 2007
... used as chum in the water, soapy as factory discharge. Like smashed plates, the broken slag, In these shadows of gulls and homeless women and children. At dusk even the salmon grew ravenous in the super-heated river. Bruised, festered, eyeless—faces blown half off. ...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (68): 5.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Sarah Sarai © 2007 the minnesota review 2007 Sarah Sarai Further Arguments If there is a god you must sculpt my bellied likeness then bury me so dirt chokes my cry. If there is a god you must bruise me with your broad...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (95): 16.
Published: 01 November 2020
... of the nectarine unripe, hard as the stone within I think instant karma. You know I am not quite honest, a greedy child with bitter juices sugaring my chin, but you offer me a bite of yours, bruised, oversweet, and make a face as you suck on mine. We pass our bounty back and forth, saying nothing until all...
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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (87): 35.
Published: 01 November 2016
.... She grinds the pepper, burns brittle sage, says, history won’t repeat itself,       as she traces a continent       across my bruised-plum skin,       where his fingers last touched, where he made history bleed in color;       snaking blue capillaries...
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the minnesota review (2023) 2023 (100): 1.
Published: 01 May 2023
... it s wild to assume butterflies will meet me at home at the market, a woman s eyes are gleaming this means her lover is heartbreak and she receives bruises as hickeys. Today I haggled grapefruit till its juices dried up in the sun This is where my fantasy is supposed to appear & buy me a basket...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (89): 43–44.
Published: 01 November 2017
... how now I must be ready to bruise fist and face for this thorn torn pair of shoes ready to run through another noon through the soles and the skin on my feet ...
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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (86): 18.
Published: 01 May 2016
...-town man whose lover’s been fucked with and what he might do. Think of all the husbands of once-battered wives, think of your tan Acura I man-hunted down and the brothers of bruised sisters, the sisters who haven’t survived still so beautiful, the cinderblock I belly-flopped into your...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (81): 18–19.
Published: 01 November 2013
... desires. Cold coffee in the cup holder. His thumbprint’s bruise on her forearm. Her cut scars. Shake off the cold southern Wyoming— It’s all static. Nicotine, gasoline. Sunglasses rattling on the dash. minnesota review 81 (2013) DOI 10.1215/00265667-2331976  © 2013...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (80): 159.
Published: 01 May 2013
.... Lefebvre, Alexandre, and Melanie Allison White, eds. 2012. Bergson, Politics, and Religion. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Mavor, Carol. 2012. Black and Blue: The Bruising Passion of Camera Lucida, La Jetée, Sans Soleil, and Hiroshima Mon Amour. Durham, NC: Duke University Press...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (82): 20–21.
Published: 01 May 2014
... with leeches I caught three shiners, to that bramble where the blackberries bruised & ran with even the lightest finger, to the slough where I squatted down minnesota review 82 (2014) DOI 10.1215/00265667-2409892  © 2014 Joe Wilkins 20...