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the minnesota review (1 November 2013) 2013 (81): 26.
Published: 01 November 2013
... filled with lightbulbs. I’ve had pain in my tongue. I’ve stitched a pretty dress made of licorice. I’ve walked through the garden of misery. The trees spoke Spanish and their bark tasted like aspirin. I met a sensational horse named Jalapeño...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2012) 2012 (79): 5.
Published: 01 November 2012
... what? I’ve got an awkward bed, and we haven’t met. I’m waiting for his half of my broken necklace,     his phobias like mine,       our codeword. Lightbulbs pop as he goes by in his blue static. I’ve heard buried weeds leap through the pavement where his feet touch. Under pulsing...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2010) 2010 (75): 30.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Darrel Alejandro Holnes © 2010 by Virginia Tech 2010 Darrel Alejandro Holnes R. Dry grass tickles me, Rough housing my face I kiss dirt and eat earth, Though I was Raised to desire angels, I’ve found this earthly heaven Rubbing sticks...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2013) 2013 (81): 8.
Published: 01 November 2013
... bulb sits in the back of my throat. I speak in ideas about how to bury the dead. I speak in moons and earth. There is no antidote for the amount of silence I’ve swallowed. I’m as big as the world. I carry every sentence into the distance. minnesota review 81 (2013) DOI 10.1215/00265667...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2012) 2012 (79): 8.
Published: 01 November 2012
... things up on the Internet and find that a dog’s nasal membrane, if unfolded, would be as large as a man’s handkerchief. And for what? —​traces of urine, old turds, a female gone by hours ago. Just three weeks apart and already I’m afraid I’ve lost your scent. A...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2013) 2013 (81): 25.
Published: 01 November 2013
... anything. Is simple math the new math? I’ve watched most of Ingmar Bergman’s films. A doctor’s first duty is to ask for forgiveness. There are some neat ideas and 90% is filler. I like the parts where the guy melodramatically gets his hand peed on...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2011) 2011 (76): 60–61.
Published: 01 May 2011
... of song. We’ve been drinking frosted bottles of pop on the high school side, spreading jam on bread. The bees keep gathering in our bottle caps, flying in from the still-green trees. I’ve been parading my work around, peacocking for Bo. He says Don’t show me...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2009) 2010 (73-74): 106.
Published: 01 November 2009
... from the humanoid trees But I’ve always been two-legged content never yearned for a bill nor wept for my verticality except for those days my boots plod the animal paths and I observe the cranes list overhead...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2011) 2011 (76): 51.
Published: 01 May 2011
.... Where’s fairness, walking into cannons? Such debates we had at school. Here, once distance windage came, the job was mine for I could always shoot. Honor lay unmentioned. This rifle’s true twenty times beyond a musket. From those rocks there he’s hit enough of ours. I’ve...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2013) 2013 (81): 24.
Published: 01 November 2013
...- ing black ballerinas. They danced to keep the heart pumping. No one else heard the tinkling piano when it snored. Since then, I obsessed over making my own water. Nuzzle a stop sign and roll blue carpets to the horizon. Name an ocean after me. Infants have the most water out of anyone. I’ve...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2009) 2009 (71-72): 189–190.
Published: 01 May 2009
... Krauthammer I’d worry, but that hasn’t happened yet. I’ve been on the warpath for some time against “radical pedagogy,” “the pedagogy of the oppressed,” “teaching for social justice,” and other descendants of sixties political pedagogy that expressly aim to turn students into radical...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2017) 2017 (89): 24.
Published: 01 November 2017
... moths rushed in, desperate to blot the light. She says to shush. She takes off her bra when I say I’m still afraid of moths and what they sluice from darkness, how much wingdust I’ve tasted when I wake to a few dead ones tangled in my bedsheets and she fills my mouth with the roundness of...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2011) 2011 (77): 3.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Howard Price © 2011 Howard Price 2011 Howard Price Hunting Party I have not brought this home for you to ignore, the man said. I’ve spent nine hours in the miserable woods with tree after tree in the way to fell this lousy deer, and you will cook it or I...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2012) 2012 (79): 18.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Christa Romanosky © 2012 by Virginia Tech 2012 Christa Romanosky Gutter I’ve had it with holy. Relying on chai latte, negotiating curves of lip, fad gap. I could not change the future so I got very naked, learned early: the only thing I fetch is godless. They want...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2012) 2012 (79): 23.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., they resembled every key to every house I’ve lived in ever since, and everything we knew about love: ghostly and forbidden. minnesota review 79 (2012) DOI 10.1215/00265667-1708241  © 2012 Austen Rosenfeld 23 ...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2012) 2012 (79): 47–48.
Published: 01 November 2012
.... minnesota review 79 (2012) DOI 10.1215/00265667-1708448  © 2012 Dzvinia Orlowsky 47 48 the minnesota review 3. I’ve watched my daughter press her cheek against hers, slowly trace with her finger the large pear...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2013) 2013 (81): 4.
Published: 01 November 2013
... breath. I’ve fashioned this contraption of paddles and rope to lift you water. There’s no end to our robot intelligence once storms land the stern upon the shoal, and crises learn you something of mettle and labor, especially if the island’s contents include a team of...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2014) 2014 (82): 8.
Published: 01 May 2014
... year, I betray my kin. Hard-wired to herd, they go where others follow. I lead them in. But even wild horses believe in sin. I’ve seen the way their eyes roll back in fear. Still, I betray my kin into that corral. Deceit’s a thin path beaten through my brain. So...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2014) 2014 (83): 17.
Published: 01 November 2014
... guides one to the toilet and then back to his sterile bed. I’ve heard that happiness is only a calculation, and we never mastered the goddamn math, that new studies now show only forty percent of happiness is under our control, and they say that since I am...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2014) 2014 (83): 52.
Published: 01 November 2014
... safety of those in and out of the plane and I, because I was there, watched and learned of faith. What if I have faith in the Lyric? It’s nesting inside where I want something to be that isn’t the woman’s plight. I’ve been told to write through pain, to put it on the page...