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the minnesota review (1 May 2014) 2014 (82): 19.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Whittney Jones © 2014 Whittney Jones 2014 Whittney Jones There Are Bright Signs in the Crystal Ball— I’d Say Yes Dear Aunt Debra, my intuition tells me a man wrote those fortunes you read. Did you ever notice that every ticket said yes? Sleep with him, wear...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2012) 2012 (78): 95–103.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Jennifer Duprey; Antonio Y. Vázquez-Arroyo In a way, the Western tradition of political theorizing has been defined, with very few exceptions (say, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels or Niccolò Machiavelli), by a strategy of disavowal in dealing with the pervasiveness of violence in political life...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2018) 2018 (91): 56–67.
Published: 01 November 2018
... not because censorship is bad but because it forecloses the examination of life. If the examination of life is defensible, it is not because it is good in opposition to an unexamined life that is bad (to the point of being worthless). In saying otherwise, the “good” Socrates of the Apology and the...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2013) 2013 (81): 79–101.
Published: 01 November 2013
... solidarity on the left, Dean laments the contemporary Left’s inability to say “we,” a reluctance that, she argues, makes political action impossible. She finds that leftist currents such as radical democracy and radical pluralism have lost the conviction that capitalism must be overturned. However, her...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2015) 2015 (85): 28–29.
Published: 01 November 2015
... doorbell over and over and the other holds a 12″ vinyl record. He turns his head toward me and I duck behind the couch. I’m as still as I’ve ever been. All is quiet. I know you’re in there, Bono says. I saw the blinds move. Just open the door and let me give you our new...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2010) 2010 (75): 31–32.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Anhvu Buchanan © 2010 by Virginia Tech 2010 Anhvu Buchanan Twelve Ways to Look at a Pyromaniac I. there is a man in a room who stays in my head when I am awake and disappears when I sleep and when he says “psssst” I have to set a fire. II. the candle flickers as we wait...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2014) 2014 (83): 28.
Published: 01 November 2014
...John Fenlon Hogan John Fenlon Hogan Reiterating the Wind Everything I say I say because the world is not the way I want it. That I’m still speaking reminds me of how ineffective I am, how full of nonsense and nausea. This is what’s awful about being human...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2013) 2013 (80): 54.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Dean Rader © 2013 Dean Rader 2013 Dean Rader Social Semiotics Two fingers, tip touching Means spark. An arm high Overhead says me. These Lines & curves, in fact These very signs right Here say stop, go, connect. O t-cross and i-dot...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2013) 2013 (81): 35–36.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Gloria Frym © 2013 Gloria Frym 2013 Gloria Frym Mother May I No, you may not go into the water, mother says as we sit on the lawn outside the public pool, all of us, a rare Sunday during a May heat wave, eating bologna sandwiches, mother her cottage cheese and tomatoes with wheat...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2016) 2016 (86): 7–15.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., you know, limber-like. She plays with the strings between her boobs and arches her one foot on the dusty floor like she’s gonna leap over the counter. My friends would say, “How you doing?” And that would be that. But I says, “Can I help you?” like I’m a damn suit working in...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2015) 2015 (85): 20–26.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., I will see her for the driftless grownup she is. “Did you ask about jobs today?” “Nothing,” Jarret says, “I checked.” He is the assistant manager at the Abercrombie & Fitch in the Chestnut Hill Mall. I get up and sweep the wood floor. There are cereal crumbs and sunflower seeds...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2013) 2013 (80): 45.
Published: 01 May 2013
....           We are having an underwater tea party. I can hear you talking far away: me in the life living                     you in the wide empty. You tell me three or seven is the limit of heroism. You say the space between the state of the vein                   and the bloom of a wave is...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2015) 2015 (85): 1.
Published: 01 November 2015
... first. And in the heart of the inner giant are a man, a woman, and a small bird. The bird is in the hands of the woman. The woman holds her hands out to the man. The woman asks if the bird in her hands is alive or dead. The man doesn’t know. The giants know and cannot say. The giants hope the...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2015) 2015 (85): 55.
Published: 01 November 2015
... woman holds her hands out to the man. The woman asks if the bird in her hands is alive or dead. The man doesn’t know. The giants know and cannot say. The giants hope the man stays silent. But the man says, The bird is dead. The woman releases the bird. The giants reach out to catch the bird...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2006) 2006 (65-66): 30.
Published: 01 November 2006
...Mike Casey © 2006 the minnesota review 2006 the minnesota review Mike Casey subscribe subscribe Lonnie Kingman say you must get along with people and he say use himself like an example every one like Lonnie Kingman and Lonnie...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2013) 2013 (81): 7.
Published: 01 November 2013
... shin with black rust and the lawsuit. Gorilla Man says Adam’s mom is a meth head. Before making me gather the stones from her garden. I hit all of his golf balls out into the pasture. I thought I had found them when the miniature horse. Beau died intestines snaked from his asshole Gorilla Man says...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2017) 2017 (89): 24.
Published: 01 November 2017
... about the summer I was ten and lived on Mulberry Street when it overflowed with runoff from the Poudre River. She doesn’t say anything, just turns the blinds. A man drowned in the night and floated up the driveway. I saw him from my open bedroom window. When I clicked the lamp a stream of...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2012) 2012 (79): 18.
Published: 01 November 2012
... more, pour down eggs, herb, say everything is better aged. Braille corn fields, ruined underwear. With tits I can never locate all my ribs. I make late night phone calls Where are you!? I say. They are beneath piles of childhood, sifting through manuscript and Catholic...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2012) 2012 (78): 8–15.
Published: 01 May 2012
... Disturb! it says, Making Unicorn Stew. It’s boiling hot outside, and we don’t want to deal with their interruptions and stu- pid questions, like: “Did you know that my dad killed a bigger uni- corn than you did?” or “Did you use a regular gun or a plasma laser to kill the unicorn?” or “You...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2013) 2013 (80): 48–49.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Roxane Gay © 2013 Roxane Gay 2013 Roxane Gay Open Marriage We are having a heated debate about whether or not yogurt can expire when my husband suggests we stay together but see other people. He says open marriage intrigues him, that he couldn’t be happier but that he read this...