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the minnesota review (2021) 2021 (96): 38.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Emma DePanise © 2021 Emma DePanise 2021 Emma DePanise Deep in Oceanic Trenches, All Light Is Bioluminescence The static on the phone breathes [between our breaths]. I think of voiceless vowels, [a quarter rest] Oh, all the ways we signify absence. My mouth tries on the shapes [of sounds...
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the minnesota review (2023) 2023 (100): 48.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Grace Q. Song grasoceng@gmail.com © 2023 Grace Q. Song 2023 Grace Q. Song Light-Years I m so bad at life and love men. Yesterday I bought too many onions from Morton Williams. I forgot plans for lunch, and then it was all over, right there at noon. The truth is I ll take compliments...
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the minnesota review (2023) 2023 (100): 151–170.
Published: 01 May 2023
... on what the focus of their discussion should be. As the lizards become more creatively inspired, several other characters appear and add their own perspective, and through the liveliness of conversation and the difference of voices there emerges a kind of “chameleonics” in which multicolored light...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (84): 92–101.
Published: 01 May 2015
... as a sign of civic virtue in a city without public schools (Campanella 2013). The punch line strikes me as exceptionally perverse in light of the actual relationship between graduate education and Hurricane Katrina. The deluge did not create a city of graduate students; it cre- ated a city with far...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (88): 83–95.
Published: 01 May 2017
... while matter is figured as passive and immutable?” With this shift toward the material, bodies began to be seen in a different light and their materiality understood as something that follows its own laws and movements, which cannot be understood exclusively in terms of social-cultural codes. Instead...
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the minnesota review (2021) 2021 (97): 95–121.
Published: 01 November 2021
... Serres’s oeuvre, and the implications Serres exposes in terms of a natural philosophy ( Bühlmann 2020 ), through what the author sees as the quantum literacy of a world poetics of the current present. Such a literacy is literacy for which the constitutive relation for theoretical thought—between light...
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the minnesota review (2018) 2018 (90): 51–69.
Published: 01 May 2018
... in light of the intended audience for each film. Gran Torino addresses white male anxieties about race, gender, and class. In depicting the relationship between the protagonist and his Hmong neighbors, the film falls into paternalistic trappings that appeal to white audiences but disturb audiences of color...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (94): 104–123.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Eleanor Paynter; Ashna Ali; Christopher Ian Foster; Supriya M. Nair Migritude literature, or the literature of postcolonial migration, is often autobiographical and thus productively read through the lens of life writing. How authors position the immigrant self as subject sheds light on narrative...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (85): 144–152.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Walt Hunter This essay considers how poems and lyrical prose by J. H. Prynne, Kofi Awoonor, and Natasha Trethewey examine the conditions of possibility for a global subject in the light of finality: that which may no longer be prevented nor undone. Revising the tradition of the locodescriptive...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (78): 62–82.
Published: 01 May 2012
... them in a more doubtful light, Brennan looks at various theoretical moments of the immediate past: for example, the “subaltern,” the “multitude,” and the post-human. He observes along the way that the humanities themselves, paradoxically, have become the institution devoted to showing the absurdity...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 102–111.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Margaret Ronda “Anthropogenic Poetics” considers the new implications for conceiving literary tropes such as personification, apostrophe, and prosopopoeia in light of the ecological relations of the Anthropocene Era, where the nonhuman environment is imbued with signs of human determination...
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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (87): 32–33.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Byron Landry © 2016 Byron Landry 2016 Byron Landry Daddy Hid Fire You ever steal smokes from your daddy. The boy’s hair was sun- blond, brown at the roots. My daddy doesn’t smoke —​the brown- haired boy’s eyes were small in the light. He remembered the box of matches...
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the minnesota review (2021) 2021 (97): 43–52.
Published: 01 November 2021
..., Clarissa, from Russia: expensive enough that this too seemed a result of her father who was very rich. Purely bred, it was startling when I first came over, the two of them glaring at me from the dark living room of their luxury condo the blinds drawn a lways, the lights dimmed. But I soon grew accustomed...
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the minnesota review (2008) 2008 (70): 5–7.
Published: 01 May 2008
... of the Santillos’ act, the light would be scalding, birthing new blisters in his callused palms. He swung the light to Mr. Santillo first, exposing his taut arms and sinewy chest, his loose pants and his tanned feet, but the display was only momentary. He swiveled to Yuliana, and the same old plummet...
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the minnesota review (2022) 2022 (99): 120–143.
Published: 01 November 2022
... the introductory paragraph spent on adding body to the opening sentence He saw the laneby describing what the child s eye takes in, Chaudhuri orchestrates a series of movements, almost as if they were part of a light and sound display: a boy pushes a rusting iron gate backward and forward ; another, in doing so...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (80): 55–56.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Dean Rader © 2013 Dean Rader 2013 Dean Rader The Other Self Goes Rogue Distance and inward, light and the reversal of light, retread tread and footfall. So much and so long, the little voice within the little voice says.   We all hide somewhere, why not in ourselves...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (77): 4–24.
Published: 01 November 2011
.... The glass plant wasn’t far, just off beyond the railroad yard. It was closed down, had been for five years, but it still needed guarding, I guess. Not far down the tracks was the light from the signal tower where Lucy Wilson worked. She was a braver woman than me. Those days there were hobos...
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the minnesota review (2010) 2010 (75): 42–44.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Marc McKee © 2010 by Virginia Tech 2010 Marc McKee Alternating Current Look how fast the past catches up to us 5 minutes ago says one and ta da!: the trivial vital, task more light-laden, a shadow-colored surgery of regenesis as we taxi in the ambulate...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (76): 17–35.
Published: 01 May 2011
... to check the damage. The storm had hit the shoreline hard, but passed quickly. If they had been at the shelter, he could have been at his house twenty minutes after the initial all-clear, when it was still light out. But no, Cynthia was right. Dina’s welfare was a trump card. Those were the rules...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (76): 62–63.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Jazzy Danziger © 2011 Jazzy Danziger 2011 Jazzy Danziger The Discarded A shutter held open long enough can capture most things. Widened towards light, waiting for enough of it, waiting to close. A girl and a boy in a Jeep enter a cornfield in the dark...