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the minnesota review (1 November 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 (1 May 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 (1 November 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, a...
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the minnesota review (1 May 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 (1 May 2008) 2008 (70): 25.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Carmen Giménez Smith © 2008 the minnesota review 2008 25 Carmen Giménez Smith Moonrock My father stood watch over night’s deficient tidepool: the weight of it so upon him, he locked himself in the car to...
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the minnesota review (1 May 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 (1 May 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...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2005) 2005 (63-64): 54.
Published: 01 May 2005
... bullet to the head. Was. Is. Was. Night terrors and night sweats. Red sand sifting through my fingers—the broken sandbag I filled—the berm dropping two inches too low—the match-head piece of shrapnel severing a spine. Was. Is. Was. What I did and didn't...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2013) 2013 (80): 61.
Published: 01 May 2013
... effect: the origin of ruin. Only objects dare taunt fate this way. If you have a household god, you may be lucky enough to not interrupt descent with your skull the way Israelite night watchmen managed to dodge stray manna and quail. Oh...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2013) 2013 (81): 2.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Tara Skurtu © 2013 Tara Skurtu 2013 Tara Skurtu Morning Love Poem Dreamt last night I fed you, unknowingly, something you were allergic to. And you were gone, like that. You don’t have even a single allergy, but still. The dream cracked. Cars nosedived...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2012) 2012 (79): 19–20.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Margot Schilpp © 2012 by Virginia Tech 2012 Margot Schilpp Casualties The thistle butterflies near the glass collapse their weight collectively: they close their wings * and it’s night again. It’s night with a scarlet flash of light...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2014) 2014 (82): 22.
Published: 01 May 2014
... the hands are dark, outside a man stands inside night Jesus walks in black, land so flat blue presses down, teach us how to rise, anoint with oil the feet and jeweled crown of Clifton Chenier as Gabriel gives Satchmo his horn to blow us through the whirlwind, Kingdom come...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2014) 2014 (83): 20.
Published: 01 November 2014
.... Night after night, I turn in sheets, as if on a spit, am like Hot vinegar back and forth poured between Black pot, black kettle. Should I eat that bitch? But once the thought’s out I again begin to whittle With understanding words the size of the crime To a crumb. Gut, are you...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2016) 2016 (86): 17.
Published: 01 May 2016
... can’t afford opening your eyes except once the dark creeps up blends you soft & safe & human tonight they won’t arrest you for impersonation the white hot lights are a storm but night comes calmly night writes fan letters to Kim Novak you dye your hair white hot blonde but it comes out brass the...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2016) 2016 (87): 8.
Published: 01 November 2016
... recently clutched to oars, and squint against sunlight playing on the tributary. That night I sip Budweiser, listen to slurred words of boatmen, hear my own speech slip. When I sit near you and feel your touch, just as I’d imagined, my heart lurches, my thighs...
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the minnesota review (1 November 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 (1 November 2010) 2010 (75): 47.
Published: 01 November 2010
... expects no explosion. Out past the end of the last paragraph, such a punctual occurrence would be moot. The wind is stagnant, but still wind. Night sleeps on the horizon. Oil and water are finally one. All fuses are lit, but none are burning. Timers...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2011) 2011 (76): 50.
Published: 01 May 2011
... but he don’t now for sure. Look we just got relieved last night an’ you might think we been careless cause most our stuff ’s been shot up blowed up or buried burnt or busted but one thing it sure ain’t been is kept track of but you come count what’s left if you want, what...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2013) 2013 (81): 12.
Published: 01 November 2013
... of him. I paid him back one night while he was sleeping by creeping into his dark room clutching a long throwing knife and trying to look like a crazed killer. I hovered over his dreaming growing body until he woke screaming. I laughed so hard...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2013) 2013 (81): 26.
Published: 01 November 2013
... one’s life by creating another and living there? There’s a difference between fun and insane, like when you’re home alone and call the police because it feels like your eyeballs are about to explode. Night escapes like a wet tiger, a bathtub is...