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the minnesota review (2021) 2021 (96): 16–17.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Ellen Kombiyil Ellen Kombiyil Lament with Trash Night and Slugs Engorged, banana-spotted (is it too much to say this?) at night their bodies glistened, creeping from the lawn, trailing slime toward our foundation. It must ve been trash night, or I d been told take the clothes off the line before...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (84): 54.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Doug Paul Case © 2015 Doug Paul Case 2015 Doug Paul Case It’s Friday Night and thanks for inviting me, Katie, via drunk text to the bar where undergrads watch the games and drink underage, where tonight there are so many gay guys and it’s okay because it’s summer and the frat boys...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (79): 51–52.
Published: 01 November 2012
...B. T. Shaw © 2012 by Virginia Tech 2012 B. T. Shaw The night you bury your father you hope he will visit your dreams, but apparently there’s a final exam in biology. When did you sign up for biology? Fluorescent bulbs flicker, lockers shimmer like...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (67): 33.
Published: 01 November 2006
...Helen Ruggieri © 2006 the minnesota review 2006 33 Helen Ruggieri Those Sunday Nights On Sunday nights dread gathers under the bones of my chest filling the empty spaces with clocks ticking...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (82): 151–160.
Published: 01 May 2014
... (2012), and Alan M. Wald’s American Night: The Literary Left in the Era of the Cold War (2012). Whereas Schryer and Szalay address the fiction of and for the emerging professional-managerial class, Wald considers the transformation and suppression of the pro-Communist literary Left during the forties...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2010 (73-74): 81–88.
Published: 01 November 2009
... in at night.” “That’s okay,” Jean said. “I think I have one at home.” She didn’t want to tell him that she couldn’t carry it alone. When Margaret dumped her she was left without anyone in the city intimate enough to help with practical matters. “I’ll pick...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (80): 57–58.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Christian Nagle © 2013 Christian Nagle 2013 Christian Nagle Spook Casal Palocco, 1972 In the villa on Via del Canale della Lingua, a third woman —​Aunt Lucy, this time —​ confided to you the story of cold hands at night, a pressure at her throat —​not lethal...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (80): 20–41.
Published: 01 May 2013
... or close enough to hear the nightly news or who didn’t ask about the luminaries lining the dirt avenue that ran along the fair’s midway last night wouldn’t know that a young woman named Helen Greene disappeared from last summer’s Agricultural Fair. Under the fair entrance archway linger...
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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (86): 47–56.
Published: 01 May 2016
... in front of the suppressed Immacu- late Conception RCC, upon which Conn was urinating. “Bury me in this crypt,” he shouted at the night. Two essential things about Conn were that he hated his girlfriend while they were together and that he loved her while they were not. That summer they were...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (81): 37–45.
Published: 01 November 2013
... father, the still-then math teacher said, shaking his head. “Such a statistic.” That same night I had a dream that the Liberty Corner School princi- pal called and asked me to deliver the bad news to my mother’s class. They were all shorter and scrawnier than I remembered being in sec- ond grade...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (82): 20–21.
Published: 01 May 2014
... sawed at my night heart’s moorings. In the earth, I knew, were ancient bones, on the earth were my new bones. I rolled & nosed my yeasty mother, rolled & nosed my bleary, beery father. I...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (85): 6–11.
Published: 01 November 2015
... stoked our campfire by hefting the bodies of over a dozen of your sol- diers onto the pyre. Jacinto knew he’d never get a good night’s sleep until he apologized, so he stuck out his hand and offered a side of his face for Camilo to cut, his spilled blood a fair price for the humilia- tion caused...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (85): 47–53.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... But they are stupid. And obedient. I’m not like them anymore. I realize the whale is tearing us apart. My sleep has been fitful. At night, I dream that we are camping by the edge of the water. In my dream it is late spring, and it’s the season for midnight sun. Everything is glowing. The surface...
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the minnesota review (2010) 2010 (75): 45–46.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Francine Witte © 2010 by Virginia Tech 2010 Francine Witte Why Kiley Roberts Left Me for Dead Maybe the moon knows why. Moon sits all night in the sky and watches and watches and sees everything. I know the moon saw the last of Kiley Roberts as he edged himself into the pickup round...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (84): 102–113.
Published: 01 May 2015
... Müller showcases the noirish beauty of the place, especially late at night; another filmmaker, John Waters, lived here in the late 1960s before making his first movie, Pink Flamingos, and I can’t help but believe that his campy aesthetic and abrasive class poli- tics were partly galvanized here...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (79): 25–41.
Published: 01 November 2012
.... My mother and I have always had the benefit of knowing exactly what to get my father for Christmas or for his birthday. If it might manage to make him a little safer at night when he gets called out of the sta- tion on a run, he’ll cherish the gift and he’ll donate the old equipment to whoever...
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the minnesota review (2008) 2008 (70): 9–22.
Published: 01 May 2008
... they’re tacky, and bought a tube of cookie dough and timed the baking so the whole house smelled nice when the CBS man came. Pastor had called me after midnight the night before. “Remember, this is our chance to show America what good work we’re doing,” he said. “You three are our...
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the minnesota review (2023) 2023 (100): 49–59.
Published: 01 May 2023
... as if she s alive. Once, against the black and white mosaic world of midnight, she was naked and pale, hair just covering the knuckles of spine at the top of her back, feeding our child. Other nights, I ll find myself crawling back into bed with my memory like an angry cloud of bees and a vague feeling...
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the minnesota review (2021) 2021 (97): 28–29.
Published: 01 November 2021
... dense enough to wet its tongue: the rush of a small group of armored men across the threshold, the shocked fluster of shoulders brushing through the musty air for safety, or at least another crowd to become a bigger mass, if only for these flash moments of threat that cut through the night. Under...
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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (86): 18.
Published: 01 May 2016
... all night by her turquoise hair —​ they are all you, Trevor the new miserable, Trevor the night manager last week who elbowed my lover in the back over black dishwater. And this shit’s been going on for months, I learned last night for the first time over tuna tacos, and think of any small...