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the minnesota review (1 May 2015) 2015 (84): 102–113.
Published: 01 May 2015
... known as the Bywater, through scholarly accounts of the function of music in the slave trade, through reports on the singing of survivors in the immediate aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and in terms of the ongoing efforts of some New Orleanians to minimize the sound of live music in the...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2017) 2017 (89): 25–26.
Published: 01 November 2017
... forgetting its music. I became accustomed to whiteness, neglected the border’s motherhood. I used to doodle in class, on the borders of my notebook, before I visited Pa’s childhood home in Xalapa and began to trust the custom of eating tortillas with every meal. Still, I never heard Pa play Spanish...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2013) 2013 (80): 45.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Laura Wetherington © 2013 Laura Wetherington 2013 Laura Wetherington To death, as it is a place, after Ghérasim Luca like living underwater with           an open umbrella, like some kind of caesarian,           caesura, or anti-breath, or like the musical chairs of bodies...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2015) 2015 (84): 56–59.
Published: 01 May 2015
... is often used as a synonym for displacement of longer-term residents, the link between them is not uncontested. T. R. Johnson, a professor of English but also a well-known host of a jazz show on the local New Orleans radio station WWOZ, speaks to the power of music in healing wounds...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2008) 2008 (70): 24.
Published: 01 May 2008
... continued to melt, we found ourselves saying, Damn this place is cold. Because of the cold, we built a space heater the size of Texas. Six of them and a generator. A drive-in movie theater. A roller rink that played eighties music. And...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2013) 2013 (80): 44.
Published: 01 May 2013
... moment let’s say something is cutting into my side —​ a metaphoric girdle. I am a building and I am music. Bones buckle under my weight. I cry a counterweight. Flowers are a certain color. Now a confession: I’m a pedal-phile and I think authority comes in code. We hotel a hundred times. We motel...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2015) 2015 (85): 35.
Published: 01 November 2015
... leave the room if you ralph. Should I get a bowl of water? Well I don’t know, I’ve never been to a demon possession before. I’m going to put on some music. [Goes to side of room] What calms a demon down? I’ll put on some Beethoven or something —​hey you got any Haydn? These are some good rec­...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2011) 2011 (76): 2–3.
Published: 01 May 2011
... bayberry, only we couldn’t find any bayberry, so we used small woodland creatures instead, the names they discard, the music they play when they aren’t pregnant or on-line. It was a messy raft, but then we weren’t the ones wanting more oxygen, tungsten, more...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2017) 2017 (88): 11–12.
Published: 01 May 2017
... onstage, serenading my unrequited, or I am the star of my own music video, men chasing after me in rainy streets but never catching up. On this trip, I am trying to perfect “Part of Your World,” the mermaid’s wish to be human. I remember the summer before fourth...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2013) 2013 (80): 12.
Published: 01 May 2013
... life for themselves. & as it so often does, music provided the escape —​a rolling electric-guitar lick of a life. I’m seven & my dad’s driving past this run-down building, telling me how Buddy Holly once saw The Searchers there & went & wrote a famous song. & because memory is always an act...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2013) 2013 (81): 18–19.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Lindsay Wilson © 2013 Lindsay Wilson 2013 Lindsay Wilson Seek All she wants is static with a road under her. On clear nights, radio waves speak all the way from Montana, the Dakotas, Colorado. In between static, mixed voices. Music, static. Talk, static...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2013) 2013 (81): 24.
Published: 01 November 2013
... projection hall, instructors highlighted constellations of dragons, unicorns, and chem- ical furnaces. All I saw were chiffon skirts ripped by the jeweler’s dog. When Mom and the jeweler flipped through catalogs, I saw the inner workings of his dog when it yawned. There were five music boxes jerk...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2017) 2017 (88): 1–2.
Published: 01 May 2017
..., mom and dad, sighing when you came back to the surface. Remember your worst fear is not being able to breathe. Most people who drown are brown, and eighty percent of people who drown are male. Don’t forget to kick your legs. Don’t forget middle school musicals, all the...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2016) 2016 (86): 42–45.
Published: 01 May 2016
... though her husband’s hurry to leave weeks later offered no deference. Blew the spotlight. And music still shows up like letters from heaven the thief to this worst year. When Emily sings even the far-out songs turn about her all along. Here I go in 4th grade. Thriftshop comet shirt...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2006) 2006 (65-66): 215–219.
Published: 01 November 2006
... currently a medical transportation driver in Northwest Portland where he lives with his longtime partner Karen Hensley, a social worker and his primary editor. Partridge Boswell, singer/lyricist of the musical group The Cows, produces live music, theater, dance and spoken word performances as...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2005) 2005 (63-64): 45.
Published: 01 May 2005
..., excuse' moi, there is pollen drifting off the flowers in the old woman's stand by the train station, a boy in a brilliant green shirt is painting his face with white paint, in the empty music case he will use to catch coins is the ghost of his sisters viola, and as he moves speechless, the...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2013) 2013 (80): 10–11.
Published: 01 May 2013
..., gears within gears grinding until the wounds are wound together, the grace of music calming every child’s feathers, arm in arm as they rise and sing in the Gulf’s fearsome swelter. ...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2005) 2005 (63-64): 179–193.
Published: 01 May 2005
... the Middle Passage" {Callaloo [Spring 1994 and "Class of'77: Music Making History" (in Poetics/Politics, St. Martin's [1999 His more recent work targets the centrist politics of erstwhile boomer radicals, in "Boomer Liberalism" {Transition [1999]) and "After Identity, Politics: The...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2005) 2005 (63-64): 7–10.
Published: 01 May 2005
... uses anymore. America distracts me with its music and its mess. It is always as if somebody has to say something. This was the Age of Annihilation. The age of the pink eraser. 30 million people killed in war; 170 million civilians...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2008) 2008 (70): 53–59.
Published: 01 May 2008
... Park. On weekends the whole neighborhood was in the park and all the partying, arguing, and loud music from fancy cars poured into the street. The nightlife always led to violence. Fist fights and gangs piling up on one man marked the apex of the evening. The occasional shooting...