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the minnesota review (2005) 2005 (63-64): 53.
Published: 01 May 2005
... of beggars treading water, in unison they sang, You are my sunshine. One caught my eye, the whites of his eyes bright against deep black skin. You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. He sang it to me, like a serenade. We wore St...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 32.
Published: 01 November 2014
... that sang “Ice Ice Baby.” You got divorced. I drove hours. You skipped rocks like hearts or hearts like rocks. There’s a skip on this record. There’s a pinhole for “Yes” to slip through. There’s Lucy with the football again. There’s Charlie Brown prematurely balding...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (80): 12.
Published: 01 May 2013
... that be better than letting digested meat rot in his insides? & Buddy Holly,   would we love him as much if he’d stabbed himself in the heart? Would we love more? For a kid, dead at 22, who sang of love & the day he’d die, it’s not about just getting out. It’s about staying out. It’s about being...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 4–16.
Published: 01 November 2014
... feel like enough. Souls had to be more than just peanuts and sugar and perplexity. He felt a gift of some kind was necessary. So he sang to it. At first, he was self-conscious about singing to an amorphous lump of marshmallows and peanut butter (primarily, he was a karaoke guy known...
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the minnesota review (2008) 2008 (70): 53–59.
Published: 01 May 2008
... for you, Sis’ Ethel!” Miss Claudia shouted. While Sis’ Ethel was speaking another lady pushed a piano on wheels into the room. She was not as old as Sis’ Ethel. Her name was Sis’ Rose. Sis’ Ethel thanked Jesus for her as she rolled in the piano. Once Sis’ Rose was settled, she sang a couple...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (88): 22–23.
Published: 01 May 2017
... through his helmet of sorrow songs. No equivalent howl ever passed echt deutsch lippen. You catch what I’m slippin? He lived a new hit every day while in Berlin auch. Nein body knew his Hölderlin. Every time Immanuel, he Kant. Handel Goethe? Ach, yes he could, and he sang it from Fisk to Fichte...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (84): 102–113.
Published: 01 May 2015
... were listening for, as I —​and maybe we —​silently sang along. Fast forward to January 12, 2010, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Speaking of the horrifying earthquake that claimed some two hundred thou- sand lives, Ned Sublette writes, “Music was the first responder.” He continues: “The earliest...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (85): 12–18.
Published: 01 November 2015
... and shot a deer. The soul of the deer flew to Heaven and St. Peter pushed it down. Teacher, the word for what happened there is Ejected. 14 the minnesota review I Shall Never Hear Thy Sweet Chirrup More Alas A girl I used to sew with sang the Lord forgives. I think I pushed her down a well. I...
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the minnesota review (2022) 2022 (98): 19–21.
Published: 01 May 2022
... yelled, furious at me for being afraid and for showing it, for the scream most of all. On the way, he explained that we were taking the wood to Candelaria, the last Sespe Indian, who lived past the lake without electricity and sang Chumash songs for anthropologists. We gave her wood every year...
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the minnesota review (2010) 2010 (75): 24–26.
Published: 01 November 2010
... blanket and make her my wife but she has rejected me because I said I would even welcome her bastard blonde boy, the one they say twins Long Locks’ likeness, so last night I sang the suicide song and danced till the drums and my heart were one and I came out here to war with no belief I would...
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the minnesota review (2021) 2021 (96): 40–43.
Published: 01 May 2021
... the others. Their deliberateness so hypnotized Cody that he jolted when they burst into song. They sang two hymns. Cody kept his eyes riveted on the chair through each, expecting a seated figure to appear. When the choir finished, however, the chair remained empty. As Cody made up his mind to leave, a young...
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the minnesota review (2008) 2008 (70): 46–52.
Published: 01 May 2008
... plate and cup stayed full. The animated conversation, the laughter, and the gusto with which the family ate reminded me of Sunday dinners at my Italian grandmother’s home. The women, firmly in control of the household, served the meal; the men ate, drank, and sang...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (88): 27–35.
Published: 01 May 2017
..., kicking the back of Jenny’s chair. I thought about doing some- thing, maybe be heroic and say, Johnny, stop it. You’re bothering the lady. But then I thought of the night before. It served her right. How could she do me like that after I sang to her? Johnny kicked the back of Jenny’s chair over...
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the minnesota review (2010) 2010 (75): 59–68.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., their desperate or spirited steps were as important as the surrounding shadows” (233). “Life is just a bowl of cherries,” sang Rudy Vallee in 1931, both mocking and defying the cracks in the bowl and the spots on the fruit. Dancing in the Dark locates the most...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (85): 144–152.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Africans in the passageway before abolition among us my children retrievable shell in my sea at home now where I once sang of the land where my children live like the sea. (1978, 25) Hunter  149 Awoonor’s poem...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (94): 157–166.
Published: 01 May 2020
... cries with a single tear. These were not fake tears! This girl was really crying because she too escaped from Nazis with her Jewish husband. Many who sang in the film cried as they played fictional characters that were nonetheless like themselves. I see so many texts of the past that speak to our...
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the minnesota review (2010) 2010 (75): 33–41.
Published: 01 November 2010
... when the soprano on the field hit a high note. “Banner yet wave,” I sang along, but while everyone else kept moving on to the land of the free and home of brave I was still on banner yet wave, yet wave, yet wave, wave, wave, wave, wave, wave. The next thing I knew I...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (65-66): 49–61.
Published: 01 November 2006
... knee bends. "We have to go!" he yelled. "Yessir!" Down she plopped, wiggled her feet and pushed off. She sang in the cool morning air, she went "whoooee-whooooooee!" all the way down, lowering her tone an octave at the hump and landing lightly in a worn patch of dirt. Her...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2010 (73-74): 205–218.
Published: 01 November 2009
... species and did not argue for silence, but instead celebrated “symphonies” of non-human biodiversity. Thus, if sea lions “sang,” they were joined by their underwater (and above- water) cohort, by their predators and prey. Instead of the wellbeing of individual eardrums, Krause placed...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (79): 78–90.
Published: 01 November 2012
... on the pronoun we in Eliza- beth Bishop and others (2003, 2009, 2012). Helen Vendler develops an ethics of the lyric based on the inhabitability of the lyric “I” by the reader: The typical lyric poem, in its origins, was written not to be read, but to be sung. The singer sang, “I am a lonely...