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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (82): 4.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Corey Miller © 2014 Corey Miller 2014 Corey Miller The Apocalypse Comes to Coal Country What if the mines shut down and the only coal left is in my father’s lungs? Will EPA paratroopers descend upon him and finally put down the Beast? Will the Smithsonian...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (81): 16–17.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Whittney Jones © 2013 Whittney Jones 2013 Whittney Jones I Could Call You Worse Things It’s the implications when she says his name that he doesn’t like. Coal miner: covered in soot, bent at the joints, toothless, hillbilly. Never gonna amount to a single...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (82): 23.
Published: 01 May 2014
... confused light with the matted grasses and blackened leaves below the field of ice where I blow on cold coals in a pit of ash and bone. Let it come from the calcium veins branching under graveyards, be root-sucked into breathing green, feed, flower this brain to see...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 17.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Rodriguez album, I smoke the Sugar Man’s sweet, blow his blue pills like confection, drink cold beer in a hot shower until the steam turns to dead black coal, and my mind is only twenty percent alive, the other eighty bravely waiting like a good dog left untied outside...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (95): 29.
Published: 01 November 2020
... bill. I open my mouth for small talk 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...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (80): 16.
Published: 01 May 2013
... shone there, golden in the broken wood, his head a wick heavy with coal oil as the flash- pan ignited to ash, and on the black-bright canvas that was his skin was written the complaint men’s faces made as they clamored, white brims and silver shovels, stock chain, and the one black eye forced open...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 93–101.
Published: 01 November 2014
... : Penguin . Moore Jason . 2003 . “ Nature and the Transition from Feudalism to Capitalism .” Review: Fernand Braudel Center 26 ( 2 ): 97 – 172 . Nef J. U. 1966 . The Rise of the British Coal Industry . Vol. 1 . Hamden, CT : Archon . O’Connor James . 1997 . Natural...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2009 (71-72): 254–255.
Published: 01 May 2009
... minds and a subsequent mentoring. The moment he stepped through that classroom door with an armload of books and a smile that said you are about to be gifted, I was hooked. He demonstrated how little family background need impede. Ever sensitive to my own West Virginia coal-mining...
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the minnesota review (2008) 2008 (70): 207–213.
Published: 01 May 2008
... England and never once remember that hundreds of feet below the road you are on the miners are hacking at the coal. Yet in a sense it is the miners who are driving your car forward.” George Orwell, writing in The Road to Wigan Pier in 1936, was willing to forget that...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2010 (73-74): 278–281.
Published: 01 November 2009
.... He is a recent graduate of Indiana University. “JCF Welcome” is his first published essay. Lydia Conklin is a writer and cartoonist living in New York City. Her work has appeared in Carousel Magazine, Coal City Review, Narrative Magazine, and elsewhere...
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the minnesota review (2019) 2019 (93): 94–101.
Published: 01 November 2019
... originate at a distance from coal mines, oil fields, or wind farms. However, as recent research in the field of energy humanities has insisted, the forms of energy we use and how we use them give a far deeper shape to the character of the social than we have previously imagined. To describe contemporary...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (65-66): 7–8.
Published: 01 November 2006
..., nor in the way of European writers, who seem to comment from a high perch. Though he had high academic predigrees, from Amherst and Stanford, he never seemed too far from the politics of the coal, glass, and steel-working towns of western PA where he grew up, and with which he identified...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (65-66): 8–9.
Published: 01 November 2006
... way of European writers, who seem to comment from a high perch. Though he had high academic predigrees, from Amherst and Stanford, he never seemed too far from the politics of the coal, glass, and steel-working towns of western PA where he grew up, and with which he identified. John...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (65-66): 9–10.
Published: 01 November 2006
... of European writers, who seem to comment from a high perch. Though he had high academic predigrees, from Amherst and Stanford, he never seemed too far from the politics of the coal, glass, and steel-working towns of western PA where he grew up, and with which he identified. John...
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the minnesota review (2005) 2005 (63-64): 219–224.
Published: 01 May 2005
... organizer who was part of a large coal-mining family. By the mid-40s he was separated, and about that time moved to New York City where he taught classes in economics and math and maintained his organizing work. By the 1950s Ted was remarried, to poet Marie Strong, and...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (88): 139–145.
Published: 01 May 2017
... Love to the Earth,” and many ecosexual weddings (86). The committed people declare their love for dirt, lakes, coal, snow, cockroaches, and other earthlings. A second part, titled “Insurgent Exposure,” includes two chap- ters, “The Naked World: Spelling, Stripping, Lusting as Environmen...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (82): 11–18.
Published: 01 May 2014
... gravel spills and coal mines and coon clubs and clusters of black angus and tin-roofed hog and chicken sheds, the trailer parks, their raspy deni- zens, all, all of it submerged and silent as slate. John Barry stopped with his hand and in the smoothing water caught his wavering reflec- tion, aged...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 73–82.
Published: 01 November 2014
...) dependent in the first and final instance on the combustion of coal: the transformation of long-dead life from the depths of the Earth into heat energy, a process that in turn released the substance that was once the very “breath” of that life back into the atmosphere. (Coal deposits are...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 34–49.
Published: 01 November 2014
... had chopped it into a muddy ditch. Sull imagined wild brook trout, cold and firm in the fast healthy current, buried in the water like ingots of precious metal. They hold fast to the bank, laurel green with bellies of coal fire. Wilder colors than you’d dare imagine on your own. Stock had...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (76): 40–49.
Published: 01 May 2011
... far after they build them. Daddy said they hauled coal from here at Sage County to over there and put on ships and sold it to foreign coun- tries. Joy Ann sent money home for seven straight months after she went back, then she come home pregnant and Cleo was born at Uncle Burton’s house in...