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the minnesota review (1 May 2015) 2015 (84): 50–53.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Mike Dockins © 2015 Mike Dockins 2015 Mike Dockins Who Shot J. R.? Alexander the Great shot J. R. & he’ll shoot you, too, & shoot your babies, & then he’ll burn the world, & burn the world’s babies. Sue Ellen shot J. R. because that’s the most obvious...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2009) 2010 (73-74): 7–8.
Published: 01 November 2009
... siding. Although the details of his fine quality craftsmanship were hidden high in his hayloft, sun shafts shot the gaps and fell on his musty places, and the lasting vigor of his simple and honest lines revealed his enduring belief in a sure and...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2011) 2011 (76): 50.
Published: 01 May 2011
... but he don’t now for sure. Look we just got relieved last night an’ you might think we been careless cause most our stuff ’s been shot up blowed up or buried burnt or busted but one thing it sure ain’t been is kept track of but you come count what’s left if you want, what...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2006) 2006 (65-66): 14.
Published: 01 November 2006
... nomadic swimming here tv-ing there observing coolly a game of b-ball between boys slithering against at shots but mostly we were starving precluding remaining at any one location for meals triumphing on how little we stomached passing casually by elementary...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2011) 2011 (76): 53–54.
Published: 01 May 2011
.... Plant a forest floor atop these conifers and I’ll be first to mole up and sun this tonsure. But inquiry shot through the mind’s cavity just ricochets: we’re less empirical than tide charts. Take me: I measure my neighbor’s wheat, track his...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2014) 2014 (83): 2.
Published: 01 November 2014
... books could barely stand beside the bed. What remained: things we kept nailing to walls: a city map where traffic leapt in the streets; photograph of your father —​a candid shot. He is young, thin. We hardly slept in summer months when winged things crept in the windows...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2015) 2015 (85): 46.
Published: 01 November 2015
...John A. Nieves © 2015 John Nieves 2015 John A. Nieves Whirrs and Whorls (Tristitia) And, hey, the Polaroid was old anyway, a piece of junk really. When it bounced, I thought it was gonna come up roses, maybe snap a shot mid-arc, but no dice. All it could do was...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2006) 2006 (67): 21.
Published: 01 November 2006
.... Whoever shot this only pressed a button: this is self-portrait in the come-and-get-it style of a man I never knew. In the gravel of I-95 with a shredded tire, my stepfather looks at the photo, pulpy and creased in my hand. I used to be a stick-up guy, he...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2005) 2005 (63-64): 38–39.
Published: 01 May 2005
... pain shot to be given later. Missing parts get loaded secretly, box cars taken away in darkness, they grow pale, wide-eyed and wait for anybody who'll listen to truth. You can say no crime happened in the red mist where a doctor...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2008) 2008 (70): 23.
Published: 01 May 2008
... ground.   Fathers and sons have been shot through the head and buried together. In life, you brandished your mandibles like antlers to threaten your rivals.   Humans have rivals too, and to keep these rivals from your cargo, we’ve produced shotguns, chainsaws, and...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2010) 2010 (75): 24–26.
Published: 01 November 2010
... bell and one shot hits my trunk and carries me off my mount and when I hit the water my breath quits me and all I can see is the face of Grant—his general stars taken out and polished by some black man servant; his swollen fingers wrapped ’round the stem of the champagne flute he hoists...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2013) 2013 (81): 7.
Published: 01 November 2013
.... He swallowed one you must have missed. He stood on the deck in his spandex shorts. Thick bent dick pulse beating my mother. Nodding behind him in her flannel bathrobe. Gorilla man says stop eating like a nigger. Says you’re lying to me when I wasn’t. I threw rocks at parked tractors I shot...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2006) 2006 (65-66): 25.
Published: 01 November 2006
... with plenty of degrees nailed to the wall ripped open my spine and stapled it shut. I begged for a shot until some bitchy nurse gave in. For days. I craved a liquid song called morphine. When it wasn't singing my veins, it made name every second that...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2006) 2006 (65-66): 34–35.
Published: 01 November 2006
... burn again. You knew the key, the cabinet, the placement of the thumb and pointer. You knew the concealed hope for love and extolling. You knew what means symmetry, what means power. By the temperate waters of a marsh, you knew. And shot...
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the minnesota review (1 November 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 —​   a...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2011) 2011 (76): 60–61.
Published: 01 May 2011
... what Bo says; I show him what I’ve made with math. I show him how I shot my bedroom in 25 steps, so that the contact sheet made a mosaic of the room, with black-bordered grids reading Kodak Tri-X. It’s good film, good grain. Even the mistakes are good. Look how I’ve made my world into...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2016) 2016 (87): 2–3.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Jordan once said,   “I missed half my shots,” which suggests wrongness is right in a way. I’m not thinking here about those serendipitous mistakes   like penicillin, but for-real boo-boos, like the time you told a young girl she was the sun, which she took to mean...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2017) 2017 (88): 1–2.
Published: 01 May 2017
... mostly sure she would catch you, mom calling Cameron! Cameron! to get you to look, then said kick, kick! Remember, there’s nothing a mother won’t do for one still shot of your head above the water. It’s important to always practice good form: kick your legs. Remember...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2015) 2015 (85): 12–18.
Published: 01 November 2015
... went outside 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...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2014) 2014 (82): 54–56.
Published: 01 May 2014
... always been au courant. As though it served as a response, the first friend brought out his phone, on which, he said, was a video of just such an act, shot very recently. After searching, he found that this scene was lost, but the phone contained another film documenting a turtle the man had seen...