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the minnesota review (2021) 2021 (97): 53–76.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Ranjan Ghosh This article tries to develop a complicated relationship between the material-plastic, the desire principle, and its affective dimensions. It explores how plastic “touches” us multi-sensorially through its materiality and materialization. As ready-made, found, waste, abandoned...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (88): 59–68.
Published: 01 May 2017
....” www.pinaryoldas.info/WORK/Ecosystem-of-Excess-2014 . Accessed September 6, 2016 . Zettler Erik R. Mincer Tracy J. Amaral-Zettler Linda A. . 2013 . “Life in the ‘Plastisphere’: Microbial Communities on Plastic Marine Debris.” Environmental Science and Technology 47 , no. 13 : 7137 – 46...
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the minnesota review (2024) 2024 (102): 28–32.
Published: 01 May 2024
... the image of him lurching replayed like a projection over everything. And you never asked her about it, even when you were alone. Now he is something new to bury. Something to seed and pray it never grows. You tie a plastic bag from under the kitchen sink over the towel and his head to keep him from...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (94): 3.
Published: 01 May 2020
... tonight? Figure pacing behind curtain; I m stalked I tell him, come in, give me a bite. What color is the drain-forest tonight? What sounds wash from my hair? I tell him, come in, give me a bite. Pull back plastic veil / full-body stare. What sounds wash from my hair? Feel cucumber melon bombs / cherry...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (88): 139–145.
Published: 01 May 2017
... Agencies in Anthropocene Seas,” discusses the strange sea depth and its material flows and layers being impacted by human actions. Chapter 5, “Oceanic Origins, Plastic Activism, and New Materialism at Sea,” contrasts supposed marine origins of the human species —​Rachel Carson describes a Darwinian...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (65-66): 13.
Published: 01 November 2006
... when I left them for another slice of plastic who too would land splayed in a pit. The mass grave that preschool boredom digs. Nana diverted me, I'll tell you now. Ice cream, new crayons, a lily-pink dress. Mobilized, roaring with rage, they can form Special Forces...
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the minnesota review (2022) 2022 (99): 14–23.
Published: 01 November 2022
... plastic, he noticed her sheer maroon negligee, her necklace of stones shaped like teardrops, and her hair a dry brunette that fell along the sides of her breasts. Her face was petite and pale, blank in expression like an underripe honeydew, and her lips were pursed, as though on the brink of unveiling...
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the minnesota review (2008) 2008 (70): 9–22.
Published: 01 May 2008
... the whole thing, our outfits and posture and perfume, and how to coach the girls beforehand, and said I had to host it because Shelley’s mom’s trailer smelled like burned plastic and Earlene’s house was too big and fancy. I got rid of all my Glade Plug-Ins because Pastor said city folks think...
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the minnesota review (2023) 2023 (101): 36–40.
Published: 01 November 2023
... leaned against the backrest, lifting the front two legs of his chair off the ground. He took off his plastic lid, tossed it across the table, slurped. I think you re exaggerating. A few tiny bugs, how could something so small kill such a big tree? he asked, not to me but to the air around his head, I...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (79): 25–41.
Published: 01 November 2012
... about to close up shop when this clown comes in and starts juggling.” Next to his bed is the plastic water pitcher he’s brought home from his last trip to the hospital. I shake it. Ice clicks at the sides as the water sloshes. “And the talent scout says he’s not interested. Packs up his...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (80): 20–41.
Published: 01 May 2013
... but the small glowing puck with a plastic flame. A guy in a black leather coat asked what it was all about. A woman in tight jeans shrugged, saying, Some dead girl went missing at last year’s fair. The man chuckled, Probably she wasn’t dead when she went missing. The woman slapped him playfully, You...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (82): 11–18.
Published: 01 May 2014
... on the streets of Mount Vernon, along with its many other travel mates, suitcases, rub- ber boots, car tires, the guts of a convenience store —​plastic baggies of sunflower seeds and bags of chips and bottles of Afrin and Midol and Tums and cans of beer and soda, shiny packets of condoms —​and people...
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the minnesota review (2022) 2022 (99): 159–163.
Published: 01 November 2022
.... His recent books include The Plastic Turn (2022) and Plastic Tagore (forthcoming). Bruce Holsinger is Linden Kent Memorial Professor of English at the University of Virginia and editor of New Literary History. His book The Parchment Inheritance: Animals, Archives, and the Making of Culture from...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2010 (73-74): 9–11.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., you know,” Dad said. I played that sentence through my head a couple times, listening for a punch line. Dad held the poop-stained towels by the corners like they were dead birds and dropped them into a plastic bag. “All that stuff people say about Karma,” he went...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (65-66): 23.
Published: 01 November 2006
...Kevin González © 2006 the minnesota review 2006 Kevin Gonzalez Flat American Waltz These hard plastic seats are taking us into the black air. Let's all believe in the place where the black smoke of the bus assimilates, curling up, each strand...
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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (87): 6.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., poked folded bills through the top-slot I had cut in diaphanous plastic. Opening my cow eyes wide, I’d flash an innocent smile, feel the power of persuasion. Later in my bedroom, I’d count the dollars, arrange change in tiny, powerful towers, tuck it all...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (89): 46.
Published: 01 November 2017
...-shocked in the fig trees  /  but if i was quiet enough  /  a french song would crawl through  /  his muddy diaphragm  /  after school i would watch his gangly body  /  perched upon his favorite plastic covered couch  /  near the window  /  looking out...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (69): 6.
Published: 01 November 2007
... thighs. An animal lingered in its cave behind me. A red slab of meat sighed Coming out of its plastic, and I seared it. Big Midwest machinery under a volcano, sky bothered By chemical rain in rural Muskegon care of outlying Chicago . . . A house-sized generator...
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the minnesota review (2022) 2022 (99): 12.
Published: 01 November 2022
... of displacement how easily the map moves water begets memory after you wrap a country in a box of plastic cleaved into pollutant fragments the last shrill before all animals escape echo through mountains a morning storm ends the blue blur of electricity bluebirds line on electric poles tell me what you know about...
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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (87): 56.
Published: 01 November 2016
... a single word. And the lab was cold as steel and cloaked in bowed heads and above the white stung the fluorescents. There lay the cadavers and scolded and were scraped of fat. There lay the cadavers beside the ghosts and their carving blocks heavy with pork. And my dad with eyes of plastic and blue...