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the minnesota review (1 November 2018) 2018 (91): 4.
Published: 01 November 2018
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the minnesota review (1 May 2011) 2011 (76): 58.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Michael Homolka © 2011 Michael Homolka 2011 Michael Homolka Whoopi and My Mother My mother never makes me copy down the definition ofobnoxious like Allison Jenner’s mother makes her do. All weekend in the computer room —​ chips and salsa, Häagan Daz...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2013) 2013 (81): 35–36.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Gloria Frym © 2013 Gloria Frym 2013 Gloria Frym Mother May I No, you may not go into the water, mother says as we sit on the lawn outside the public pool, all of us, a rare Sunday during a May heat wave, eating bologna sandwiches, mother her cottage cheese and tomatoes with wheat...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2016) 2016 (87): 9.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Rosa Walling-Wefelmeyer © 2016 Rosa Walling-Wefelmeyer 2016 Rosa Walling-Wefelmeyer Solar Plexus (my mother is away again) In your absence I twitch at your bedsheets, clutching yellow to me, snuffling for your wild smell in their tessellated flowers. Please come back, I hiss at your...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2007) 2007 (68): 10.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Bryan Tso Jones © 2007 the minnesota review 2007 10 the minnesota review Bryan Tso Jones The Lesson from the Boy’s Mother Japanese men are chauvinist, she declares in that time of night when secrets turn bitter like ghosts...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2009) 2009 (71-72): 8.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Toni Thomas © 2009 the minnesota review 2009 the minnesota review Toni Thomas My Mother’s Body Turns Traitor on Her til she doesn’t recognize herself anymore curtains the bathroom mirror scissors herself out of family photograph...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2011) 2011 (77): 87–100.
Published: 01 November 2011
... grew up mostly in India and Pakistan. His mother was a Saudi Muslim and his father an Austrian Jew who converted to Islam and became a Muslim scholar. Although he was no longer a believer, Asad became interested in religion and involved in Middle Eastern studies, at least in part in reaction to...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2017) 2017 (88): 14.
Published: 01 May 2017
... voices quaking the earth as they dragged his father’s corpse to a faraway place. Abdul Qasim remembers feeding his mother’s goats when rockets ripped the roof of their house, when his mother, now dead, choked the air with his name. Umm Salimah remembers watching her son play...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2016) 2016 (86): 6.
Published: 01 May 2016
... filled me? I do not remember walking so carefully, so slowly, as I do now, imagining the swimmer, gyroscopic in his bowl, sloshing at every sudden movement. My mother had a set of wooden dolls, given to her by her mother and her mother before her. They hinged at the...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2016) 2016 (87): 4–5.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Sara Henning © 2016 Sara Henning 2016 Sara Henning The Cells That Bind Us When our calico Manx tests the limits of her world from the basket laced with towels, my mother says she’s queening. I watch her lick her vulva in the laundry room near the water heater, amniotic sac enclos...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2017) 2017 (88): 16–17.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Mason Nunemaker © 2017 Mason Nunemaker 2017 Mason Nunemaker Unfruitful When I was young my mother convinced me if I ate the black seeds of a watermelon, one would grow, like a child, in my stomach; my belly would balloon, vines crawling up my esophagus, bursting from my mouth. This...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2012) 2012 (78): 7.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Valerie Bandura © 2012 by Virginia Tech 2012 Valerie Bandura Step Right Up This is how I see it: from the same mother came two fists —​I mean sisters, and in one was hidden a prize. Any sane person would guess the sane sister won. I don’t know...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2010) 2010 (75): 10–11.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Wendy Wisner © 2010 by Virginia Tech 2010 Wendy Wisner Nursing: Two Years Old 1. As he falls asleep, he tucks his free hand under the elastic of my sports bra. This is what he’ll remember even after it seems absurd to suck on his mother’s breast— his...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2017) 2017 (88): 8–9.
Published: 01 May 2017
...              a fire. Hunger and cold buried in their knitted backpacks. With each curse, another word spits out, in demotic Cypriot. Now about demons, green lines, children, mothers, mothersmothers, gunfire, Turks. Words that bricked a house on her lips.    Soil. Horizon...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2015) 2015 (85): 12–18.
Published: 01 November 2015
... lap as he beat us every night :: Mother weeping softly                     nightly as he fucked her / I                        strained                   to hear the sound. In front of the class I found I could not speak. * When I was born, as I traveled through Mother, Father...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2008) 2008 (70): 27–28.
Published: 01 May 2008
... be Greek to recognize the unwholesomeness of this father-son fiasco. Hence, the geese and the staring and the migraines that arrived, like wages, twice a month. Sick headaches, my mother called them in the original Hillbilly. The pain started in my eyes...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2017) 2017 (89): 48–51.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Michael R. Schrimper © 2017 Michael R. Schrimper 2017 Michael R. Schrimper The Sunken Ship “Here we are, in the waters off the coast of Hawaii, watching my uncle enter that sunken ship. It is a giant brown ship balancing precariously on a ledge. Behind me, my mother is seething...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2012) 2012 (78): 4.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., slap my back. Paul had 9 siblings, 1 twin, 1 good Catholic family. I used to try to say the Rosary like his mother did, while he stole other kids’ lunches. I wanted Jesus to be mine, get me things I wanted, make me good at football, fix my teeth. I watched her...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2017) 2017 (89): 1–2.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Chelsea Dingman Chelsea Dingman Girl in the Sky My mother is the ice field there in the distance, flat on her back, sheltering the frozen prairie. My daughter is an arc of lightning in a starless sky, limbs slicing the air. What will be left when a...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2009) 2009 (71-72): 6.
Published: 01 May 2009
.... Nights, he drank and watched the news. When I studied the war in school, I asked my mother why he didn’t go. He hurt his knee. By the time it healed, we had three kids. I wanted a father who carried a gun, who wasn’t afraid to die. She...