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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (79): 137–156.
Published: 01 November 2012
... the conditions under which “words and images come together or pull apart and contest one another.” He constantly goes back and forth between literature and the visual arts, between words and images. Instead of seeing the study of images as a threat to literature, he sees it as an enrichment of it. Both...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (80): 20–41.
Published: 01 May 2013
... their flip-flops up the fair’s dirt avenue. The girls’ new hips pull at the seams of their cutoffs. They walk in the most middle of summer, which, after the fair packs up and returns to the interstate, will tip toward autumn and school doors and Friday night football fields. They carry bottles...
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the minnesota review (2021) 2021 (96): 21–22.
Published: 01 May 2021
..., pull warmth back into us, a spoonful of honey pushed into place on a porcelain dish. We are honey dropped from a dipper, against the pull of entropy, all directions at once, spread over two people. We grip tighter, spill down the fire escape, in through the bedroom window. She puts on a dress I say I...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (79): 25–41.
Published: 01 November 2012
... would receive straws in his drinks at restaurants without asking for them, pull them out, and lay them by the side of the glass. He would gulp and leave grease on the rims as he would drink. “So the clown jumps on a unicycle and starts pedaling around the office carpet. The talent scout...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (69): 13.
Published: 01 November 2007
... to a flooded ore pit and swim to the center, floating and racing, as the sun sets behind the tall spruce. They tread water— legs waving as though under glass— and drift in circles around each other, swimming back to the ledge, pulling hand over helping hand—to emerge...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (89): 32–42.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of my work. He always said he was particularly good at spatial dynamics. He walked around the car and kissed Chris on top of the head. He popped the hood, and then he checked the oil. He wiped down the dipstick with an old undershirt. I pulled the keys out of my pocket and jingled them...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (85): 47–53.
Published: 01 November 2015
... copies of himself, all of them pursuing us. It has been twilight for days now. I don’t know how many. I’ve lost count. But the ice is blue, the snow is white, I am grey and the whale is black. I know this. Our pack pulls the sledge from one end of the park to the other. Enok and I are the dogs...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (78): 48–52.
Published: 01 May 2012
... ears were small. Once, he’d scooped a spoonful of bacon lard from the pan and eaten it, thinking it would help thicken his chest and arms. Eliot rubbed his hands together, pulled the blanket off his brother. “What in the Sam Hill?” Hilton sat up, anger sharpening his face. There was never...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (81): 27–28.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Beth Gilstrap © 2013 Beth Gilstrap 2013 Beth Gilstrap Yard Show It ain’t garbage if you turn it into something. Something slow dipped and pulled apart. Put back together again upside down. Round side out. Glib. Free. A vulture made of wire hangers. Fabric ripped, draped...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (65-66): 49–61.
Published: 01 November 2006
... of the day (8 oz milks, pints of tea and lemonade) and Hal looked forward to pulling in there later, Kitty up in his cab instead of taking orders at the window, instead of leaning into the swan-neck microphone saying "Number 119 please, number 119 thank you." Today she'd be his princess hostage...
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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 (2016) 2016 (86): 2.
Published: 01 May 2016
... windowsill and I clambered downward:  winter argued with night  a pillow crept over the mouth of dawn  as a fruit bat:  I thrived upside down  my well pulled up buckets of dry ink:  my well pulled up buckets of oil minnesota review 86 (2016) DOI 10.1215/00265667-3457459  © 2016 Cody Ernst 2 ...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (89): 9–19.
Published: 01 November 2017
... big for her. They slide off her hands and fall to the floor. She pulls them back on and holds her hands up like she’s making the referee signal for a touchdown. She stands next to her father. He looks at my face and tries to figure out what I am: man, woman, or freak. He pulls on her...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (77): 48.
Published: 01 November 2011
... the wind pulls it. You push your face into my ear and I can hear your cochlea echo back my words in dust storms. I cough and you push your shoulder into my mouth. I close my eyes and I can feel the brush that grows along your arms reach for the sun. You pull your face away and cry into my mouth. I...
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the minnesota review (2010) 2010 (75): 51–58.
Published: 01 November 2010
... before. “¿Qué sería mi vida sín t What would my life be without you? He said. She fingered the saxophone and pulled on a braid, holding its frizzed end to the light. Don’t talk to me about life, she said. You don’t know me...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (77): 25–26.
Published: 01 November 2011
....” —​Nicene Creed Answering phones at the parole office   means slouching at a chicken-wire reception window, pulling files from cabinets to read out of boredom —​ Manila folders stuffed with court documents, testimonies, grainy mug shots, puzzling together stories like Marburger’s...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (67): 34–35.
Published: 01 November 2006
... with Brian, who had a chain saw and a couple of acres of spruce to stump. Each morning he pulled up in his Monte Carlo, which he could no longer pay for, and I hopped in with my thermos. Brian gunned it and we slid over the icy ruts of town...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (81): 37–45.
Published: 01 November 2013
... copy of that year’s yearbook had been carried away on trash collection day the week after he lost his job. Every night, I pulled it out from under my bed and squinted at Jenna Dawes’s black-and-white photo in the sophomore section on page sixty- three. She had a soft, pretty face, and she...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (76): 17–35.
Published: 01 May 2011
... were empty. As he pulled onto his street, with its wide lots minnesota review 76 (2011) DOI 10.1215/0026 5667-1221930  © 2011 Patrick Lane 17 18 the minnesota review carved out of marshland, the houses set far back, he couldn’t shake...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (65-66): 26–28.
Published: 01 November 2006
..., Plexiglas closing in, cloudy exhales mingling with sputtering fry grease. At a one-legged table with a tiny square top, she puts her hands on the surface and spreads her fingers wide, palms flat, ready to trace into Thanksgiving turkeys. She pulls...