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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (79): 47–48.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Dzvinia Orlowsky © 2012 by Virginia Tech 2012 Dzvinia Orlowsky Praying to Fra Lippi’s Mistress Make them forget there’s such a thing as flesh.  —​Robert Browning 1. Opening the triptych panels wide...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (88): 10.
Published: 01 May 2017
... embers died down into white ash —​and then you came over the hills. I did not pray for your arrival but I should have guessed that God would send a messenger. Tell me. How many wars, how many children, how many new stars have you named? You ask what I will do when...
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the minnesota review (2021) 2021 (96): 4–7.
Published: 01 May 2021
...), online everyone tries to name them and I think of God, of 99 names for grieving, for a sign He is listening. Hope He fills in every name I pray for inside me. Every name as one body, aching. Standing for every name knowing that this vigil takes longer than it took to lose them. A girl I will meet stands...
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the minnesota review (2019) 2019 (93): 13.
Published: 01 November 2019
... the hard part is praying to be made of that same permanence. Nothing here leaves on its own. Discolors, only wilts at the name; structures intact. What had no agency still has no agency & with it no death. I don t remember the name of the man I hurt. I don t remember the label of the bottle, only that...
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the minnesota review (2005) 2005 (63-64): 25–26.
Published: 01 May 2005
..., psychic numbing, quiet rage, rule by Nobody, Banality of Evil or evil of banality Nothing is more misunderstood than this obscenity we call breathing. And Lynndie England sits outside her trailer alone under a tarantula sky, sucking gold from fireflies and praying for a tornado to...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (77): 61.
Published: 01 November 2011
... ordnance fall on France’s heart. My distaste for the word heart rumbles so deep that the homily I’m giving a class of goats at 9 will instruct them to avoid altogether words that sugar the tongue. I’m praying the river blows this rank air to the next county over. Their...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (89): 55.
Published: 01 November 2017
... covered containers. They go to church and pray to complete protein sources. Tell them you’ve resorted to sloppy pairings of carb with starch. That you invite bags of Lays over and sometimes wake up on the plate next to them. Tell them you’re tired of facilitating everyone else’s...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (82): 57–58.
Published: 01 May 2014
... why not? V. In the red temple of dung, to whom do the swallows pray? Why do gourds rattle in the summer garden? This afternoon, who hammers the distances into shape? Heart of our hearts, who are you, who am I? ...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (95): 18–19.
Published: 01 November 2020
... weakness. Waxed you into the virginal universe and prayed we would break like honeymoon flies consumed in that childhood sadism a sweet savored with bitten cheeks hands honeyed with the sticky torsos of insects, of shorn lovers. The thirst for power haunting my tongue, a testament to our backyard...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (68): 5.
Published: 01 May 2007
... burn me, millions of me, and warm to the frisky stench. If there is a god, pray gratitude you were not born me, and who will blame you? You are reading this, you are not reading this. There is a god. You are listening, you are disinterested. There is a god. You feel shame, or none. There...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (68): 8.
Published: 01 May 2007
... long as she can remember, and she prays that it is a long time, a cold day in hell or heaven or the north woods of Wisconsin, wherever he will go when he is gone. ...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (68): 25–26.
Published: 01 May 2007
... feast for any eyes, curl blackness beneath my plough and, while the earth’s still tender and willing, 26 the minnesota review fill it with slim slivers of magical flax, then pray soft prayers until, God willing, the sky’s tears flow upon...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (65-66): 21–22.
Published: 01 November 2006
... brothers, march on Western capitals defended by missile systems and computized pain, with lust slain, hearts free of money's stain, and knees always to the Ka'aba bended. If innocents want recompense, pray they may submit to the rule of one God. We...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (78): 18.
Published: 01 May 2012
... Morris for most lifetime study dates? So when I traveled to the Austrian church where Bach improvised that fugue I told the Blessed Virgin that she looked stunning in ruby red, and kneeled in front of the harpsichord, the light from the stained glass window shining on my back, and I tried to pray...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (85): 180–188.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., given as a favor,” which relates to precari, “to ask, beg, pray.”1 Precārius is that which is obtained by asking, entreating, or praying. Given the ways in which the Latin suggests not only prayer but also request or entreaty, precaria comes to mean both “prayer” and “petition,” so that the...
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the minnesota review (2005) 2005 (63-64): 7–10.
Published: 01 May 2005
... century? My mother prays to Saint Anthony that he will help us find the lost saint. My brother is searching for the patron saint of female ejaculation. Hi, I'm the save button. Hi, I'm rapture, I'm ravage, I'm ache. I'm the Balkans, I'm Kristallnacht. Hi, I'm Easy Street. Hi, I'm Dead End...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (68): 7–8.
Published: 01 May 2007
... her life around the cold— the grey blue house, the white trim, the dark wood— her life has been winter as long as she can remember, and she prays that it is a long time, a cold day in hell or heaven or the north woods of Wisconsin, wherever he will go when he...
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the minnesota review (2021) 2021 (96): 69–81.
Published: 01 May 2021
... Elizabeth . 2009 . “ The Vexed Story of Economic Criticism .” American Literary History . 21 , no. 3 : 618 – 32 . Morson Gary Saul . 2017 . “ Pray for Chekhov: Or What Russian Literature Can Teach Conservatives .” Heritage Foundation , March 28 . www.heritage.org/conservatism/report...
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the minnesota review (2019) 2019 (93): 2–12.
Published: 01 November 2019
... positive for crack cocaine. His organs turned toxic before the family could consent. They dawdled and prayed and fucked around and his heart went south and no one was saved and everybody died. We all went home, and some of us coped by watching the entire first season of House of Cards. Before approaching...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (88): 132–138.
Published: 01 May 2017
... potency of speculation by admitting the force of “network.” The ambi- tious suggestion of Mellamphy —​a suggestion that seems to corre- spond to and assimilate in itself the zeal of a potential SR feminism —​ is that today it is the network, not the mirror, that prays on speculation without giving...