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the minnesota review (1 May 2012) 2012 (78): 1–2.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Dean Young © 2012 by Virginia Tech 2012 Dean Young Go On Too Long I believe in the unspoken word. The breeze in the subtle April leaves pleads, Shut up! Shut up! says the mud to the wheel, whispers the oil to the hinge. An intermediate state, says my doctor...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2012) 2012 (78): 4.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., a woman with eyes shut, mouth twitching prayers, fingers flitting bead, bead, bead, Our Father, Hail Mary. An electric-fenced dog barks at passing strangers. A girl looks at the rosary in her mother’s room & only sees a necklace. minnesota review 78 (2012) DOI...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2012) 2012 (78): 45.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Janée J. Baugher © 2012 by Virginia Tech 2012 Janée J. Baugher What Children Know Dandelions yellow under nails nail coffins shut. The yellow of senses are sensed from a distance where pigtails bob and the thickness of June is immortal. Yellow feet-pajamas...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2014) 2014 (82): 4.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Corey Miller Corey Miller The Apocalypse Comes to Coal Country What if the mines shut down and the only coal left is in my father’s lungs? Will EPA paratroopers descend upon him and finally put down the Beast? Will the Smithsonian offer him a swig of formaldehyde...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2014) 2014 (82): 22.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., Jesus walking on water, our feet dancing in blue to fried catfish plate lunch, drive-through daiquiris punch-drunk we pick a fight and hell the night with flaming cane fields, cinders on windshields windows shut, a/c up all year, lock out fear fear it, talk to the dead...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2015) 2015 (85): 34.
Published: 01 November 2015
... forgetting to shut the doors. I’d watch you retreat to your office, or go out for a run past the houses —​ identical on the flat square of earth we called home. I’d wash dishes, then listen to you take a shower. Some days I’d ask you to pick me up and carry me in buckets and...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2015) 2015 (85): 35.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Brett Elizabeth Jenkins © 2015 Brett Elizabeth Jenkins 2015 Brett Elizabeth Jenkins Monologue during Demon Possession Let’s just think about this for a second. Shut up! Just let me think. Okay, make a list of the embarrassing stuff you might want me to get rid of if things go south...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2006) 2006 (67): 21.
Published: 01 November 2006
... mother warned me not to ask questions. An accident, maybe, this photo stashed in the glove compartment with a flashlight—or an old charm against those who’d dare to stop him running red lights. He slams the door. I get on the ground. I keep my mouth shut. I work...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2007) 2007 (68): 23–24.
Published: 01 May 2007
... what it contained.  I shut the box, and laid her tombstone to rest way back in my top desk drawer. ...
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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 (67): 15–16.
Published: 01 November 2006
... black lipstick. My grandfather ended his story by demonstrating how he dipped his fist into a bucket of hot water on the day U.S. Steel shut down forever. He held his branded arm under until the second hand on his watch stopped. His face flushed red; I understood this not as salient anger...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2006) 2006 (67): 26–27.
Published: 01 November 2006
... in army formals, his shoulders stiff like a boy’s before prom. He’s going to war. Korea? World War II? I don’t know, but I have to shut the door or I’ll never clear my head of him: storming the beach at Normandy...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2006) 2006 (67): 34–35.
Published: 01 November 2006
... I lived in, and his jaw dropped at the sight of a lunch pail. “Oh, you got a job—that’s good!” 35 ** In North Country Blues, Bob Dylan sings about the red ore mines shutting down. When I got there the ore was...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2005) 2005 (63-64): 58.
Published: 01 May 2005
... circles beside the neck as he works at the muscles, as if they were machines that needed shut down at the end of the shift. The hands work the fiery demons out, the shift after shift, the rumble of the furnace, the jab of the oxygen lance, the blast, and...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2009) 2010 (73-74): 5–6.
Published: 01 November 2009
... review punch the button on the annoying and loud advertising screen on the back of your driver’s seat until it shuts up. Look on the bright side. You may pay fewer taxes next year, when your job (like your ring, like your nest egg, like your youth, like your parents, like...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2015) 2015 (85): 12–18.
Published: 01 November 2015
... minnesota review As you say, Mother —​ I put my brothers to sleep. My brothers I set them down then tried to rip with secrets but they saw me coming and shut their minds. My own mind opened like a chest on a barber’s table. Thus I fucked my very self, Teacher, over around and through...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2015) 2015 (85): 32–33.
Published: 01 November 2015
... love eternally, seemed to shut down. Ohh, it is so quiet in our house, in our bedroom —​only the faint scratching of my pen as I write by candlelight at our roll- top desk, like a monastic scribe. Indeed, listening to the sharp ring of silence, I suddenly believe that you are sound asleep, you...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2009) 2009 (71-72): 254–255.
Published: 01 May 2009
... was his work. By this I mean something more than “work-aholic” or “go- getter.” Be the work was his credo. And what exactly was The Work? Simply put, there were two aspects to it: Truth and Word. Personal risks were sometimes required. In the quest for truth, one did not shut...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2015) 2015 (84): 27–28.
Published: 01 May 2015
... pond are all dead —​their throats frozen shut. In my dreams I turn the latch to the cabinet. In my dreams there is nothing there but air: a hole burned in the wood where something once was. Something that would tell me where to dig. Something that would tell me what flowers to bring...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2009) 2010 (73-74): 15–17.
Published: 01 November 2009
... lobby gave a loud, guttural bark: “You. Yeah, you, with the slanted eyes and sloping head.” Pointing to the floor directly at his feet, he continued, “Well get your ass here, and the rest of you dirt bags stand where you are with your fuckin’ mouths shut and your hands out of your pockets...