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the minnesota review (1 November 2010) 2010 (75): 27.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Miz Hefferman © 2010 by Virginia Tech 2010 Miz Hefferman Drawing a Perfect Circle It’s Tuesday, and my father demands to see the ocean. He needs his shoes. I tell him water is so far, even the thirst in his legs couldn’t carry him there. He closes his eyes and hears waves. He wants...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2018) 2018 (90): 91–99.
Published: 01 May 2018
... convergence of the values of performance, speed, and eӽciency, in perfect compliance with neoliberal fantasies of the individual who overcomes adversity as well as with biopower’s demand for docile bodies. This essay explores the death of top speed climber Ueli Steck as a site for rethinking the Anthropocene...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2010) 2010 (75): 47.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., unemployed, pollute the sidewalks. There are feet in shoes in closets in corners of rotating spheres. The light in the eyes of diving owls hunting dead stars. Quiet. Everyone at once, at maximum volume, in perfect harmony, be quiet. ...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2014) 2014 (83): 21.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Matthew Yeager © 2014 Matthew Yeager 2014 Matthew Yeager From The Gut Sonnets Ode on Cartoon Dancing Skeletons They’re perfect, like x-rays of Jesus. Brainless, Brain-free, they grin continuously, crazily, and clack Against themselves as they dance! They dance...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2012) 2012 (78): 5.
Published: 01 May 2012
.... “Lookit there,” he said. A perfect half-orb blasted into the safety glass of the windshield. “Fella’s head,” he said, working around it, as he wrote on the windshield, “Sold.” minnesota review 78 (2012) DOI 10.1215/0026 5667-1550455  © 2012 Robert Wrigley...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2012) 2012 (78): 6.
Published: 01 May 2012
... perfect ass? Think of that a while, and know how much I loved her. minnesota review 78 (2012) DOI 10.1215/0026 5667-1550464  © 2012 Robert Wrigley 6 ...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2017) 2017 (89): 55.
Published: 01 November 2017
... cravings, knowing you barely pass as a casserole. Even tuna doesn’t want to join your cause. Mom and Dad try to send Chicken Helper to the rescue but he’s at boarding school playing water polo, the perfect pre-packaged son. Chicken Helper likes to point out his meat comes from...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2013) 2013 (80): 42–43.
Published: 01 May 2013
... itself                             in her hands, etc.                  nude in front of me, and so on the form of perfection is   replaced by a person          or in another point she was a little to the left or right     of the inverse minnesota review 80 (2013) DOI 10.1215...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2014) 2014 (82): 52.
Published: 01 May 2014
... the pain au chocolat with a perfect accent, as you tilt your face toward the rain in a way that says I am the one you picture when you hear certain folk songs. The men you pass on these rain-glazed streets look at you but don’t call out; the women smile as if you speak...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2016) 2016 (86): 17.
Published: 01 May 2016
... pretty Tennessee thinks you a perfected Violet I know your nose won’t look too big on stage I know you’ll look like a feathered Ziegfeld girl how can you go home when you’re a constellation when Lou calls you wild from the bottom of the jukebox when you still don’t know completely minnesota...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2016) 2016 (87): 29.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Susan O'Dell Underwood © 2016 Susan O'Dell Underwood 2016 Susan O’Dell Underwood God as Spit-Bath Our mother’s morning breath whispered on the fingertip end of her white cotton glove, just whit-wet from the little slip-dart of her tongue between her perfect teeth...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2014) 2014 (83): 50–51.
Published: 01 November 2014
... look as succulent to her as it does to me, that perfect red tomato. I speak, but she will not go. She stands imperturbably and fears not the man I am, a garden hoe in my hand. I could probe through a diamond in the chain-link and nudge her out of her longing...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2016) 2016 (86): 3–4.
Published: 01 May 2016
... for anything to flourish —​the perfect expanse of snow has to be melted where you fall hot within it, the table had to go, and the kid across the way who is being raised, barely, on nectar and spreads has to see you splinter your imaginary cage with the mace of singing naked...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2016) 2016 (87): 1.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the grass was meant for me alone, and the redbrick row homes, and the crows gawking down from the power lines, and the laughter of perfect young couples walking along the harbor, and the special dialect of the wind which moves invisibly, as if with great care, through the budding elms...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2017) 2017 (88): 11–12.
Published: 01 May 2017
... glittering 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...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2016) 2016 (87): 18–20.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the mirror. I worried that she wanted to replace it. Okay, it’s not a perfect head, but then what’s the point in growing a duplicate? Would she harvest it early, replace my old head with a younger one? That would mean cutting off my head, which is murder. Surely my wife...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2009) 2010 (73-74): 13–14.
Published: 01 November 2009
.... Every study confirms its perfect dysfunction. Yet every day sees it grow while politicians (both left and right) boast of plans to get more cops onto streets, as though the solution to crime is simply to round up more (poor) lawbreakers, rather than creating jobs and...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2005) 2005 (63-64): 58.
Published: 01 May 2005
... Michael Zweig, State University of New York at Stony Brook "I've learned enough about working-class studies in the last couple of years to pay attention whenever Sherry Lee Linkon and John Russo publish. Here they've combined the perfect...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2009) 2010 (73-74): 171–182.
Published: 01 November 2009
... all organisms are critical, man seeks by verbalization to perfect a methodology of criticism” (18). Lest we read in the verb “perfect” a higher-order activity, it is worth remembering that this particular meditation on behaviorism constitutes an early draft of Burke’s...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2017) 2017 (89): 71–82.
Published: 01 November 2017
... —​also, and above all, outside human and animal minds —​and in the sense that there is a perfect isomorphism between the ways images are produced in and by humans and by animals or by natural inorganic beings. Those two features are strictly related and presuppose a third element: the media...