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the minnesota review (1 November 2017) 2017 (89): 1–2.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Chelsea Dingman Chelsea Dingman Girl in the Sky My mother is the ice field there in the distance, flat on her back, sheltering the frozen prairie. My daughter is an arc of lightning in a starless sky, limbs slicing the air. What will be left when a...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2012) 2012 (79): 6–7.
Published: 01 November 2012
... with each brush stroke impaling sky with stone or blades the color of coin. Even if the canvas calls you something painful like survivor, remember there was no omen. No machete shaped cloud to say two Blackhawks would fill up with the living then be emptied...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2010) 2010 (75): 23.
Published: 01 November 2010
...). Season of Hangovers and Infinite Bliss. When You Die You Stay Dead a Long Time Awareness Month. Month of Breaking Down with a Full Tank in East-Fuck North Dakota where herds of blackbuck inquire over the sage as the sky flashes and dims, flashes and dims, nimbostratus pulsing in huge...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2016) 2016 (87): 31.
Published: 01 November 2016
... coming down hard like sheets of rain. I am going to leave this white field and step into a coral- edged cumulus or anchor deep as an island. I will speak mist. I will wear shawls of thunder. All my edges will be in conversation with water and sky. I lift trees. I carry...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2012) 2012 (78): 3.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Adrian Matejka © 2012 by Virginia Tech 2012 Adrian Matejka Radio Astronomy There isn’t enough room in Jansky’s sky-sized bag of tricks for this one. Beneath the night’s stepped-on hem: wide-eyed children camp out for the first time, thin sheen of polythene between...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2012) 2012 (78): 17.
Published: 01 May 2012
... used to be the most beautiful waitress —​ we had a car that dressed in high school gowns. A year after she died I watched a man jump from forty-two stories and vanish into a plummeting window. Adrian’s thirty now, spends his time crawling around in the sky which he says is a...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2012) 2012 (78): 22–23.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Andrew McSorley © 2012 by Virginia Tech 2012 Andrew McSorley Hunting Poy Sippi Swamp My father tows the light of early morning through Fremont’s oil glazed glare, a rainbow of swamp fumes following like a halo. Eagles trace creases in the sky...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2017) 2017 (89): 28.
Published: 01 November 2017
... one duck after another until they tumble out of the sky like a rain of feathered boots. Supply trucks show up with crates of fresh ammuni­ tion. When there are no more ducks left, I shoot all the owls, then all the flamingos and the bald eagles. My brother won’t eat any of the dead. He keeps...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2017) 2017 (89): 43–44.
Published: 01 November 2017
... shoes as pillows and untie its mouth hold its enflamed tongue to my ear like a lover’s and listen to her mindless mumble of dirt shift inside use my shoes as pillows and peek through the holes to create my own night sky use my shoes as pillows and...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2010) 2010 (75): 7.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Denise Duhamel © 2010 by Virginia Tech 2010 Denise Duhamel Honeymoon Even on our honeymoon, he overslept. I peered through Venetian blinds, afraid I’d wake him up. Noon, one. The sun high in the sky. A few days into our marriage, I started taking morning walks by myself on the...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2011) 2011 (76): 1.
Published: 01 May 2011
... igloo dives into the mountain, and this is the part where great tropical birds come flooding into the sky at the hour of the setting sun . . . . Love is like that —​ The cracked sidewalks, the supermarket aisles, product testing and market share. The elm trees dying...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2012) 2012 (79): 23.
Published: 01 November 2012
... met the hillside. How unlikely; as if the sky had made a promise it couldn’t keep. That day the brush was so dry it creaked; I pressed my ear to the ground and heard the muffled shouts of a man and woman fighting, like an ocean in a conch shell. At once...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2012) 2012 (79): 43.
Published: 01 November 2012
... are barely unearthed. Give me today some quotidian thing —​a cloud, rising up in the sky as if to embrace; a short stick of candle to hold between my palms for a night; an undulating ape between trees —​any representation of the kindred to curb my appetite. Forgive me...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2013) 2013 (81): 22.
Published: 01 November 2013
... bottles from the passenger side would clink together, little bells from above, as he turned into the driveway. A twenty-four pack his shield, my father revealed himself, god of sky, god of everything that falls  chipped mugs, blue benches, forks, knives, checkbooks...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2014) 2014 (83): 32.
Published: 01 November 2014
.... There’s an itchy wig with a name in the stitching. There’s a different sky when you’re flat on your back. It’s how stars pinprick through black silk pajamas, slide next to you in bed and then,  then,  then  answer the phone with doubt. minnesota review 83 (2014...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2015) 2015 (84): 1.
Published: 01 May 2015
.... Even then you could be entirely mistaken about your place in the sky. minnesota review 84 (2015) DOI 10.1215/00265667-2857685  © 2015 Dean Young 1 ...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2006) 2006 (67): 22.
Published: 01 November 2006
... here are thick, industrial strength and all we know of the season is the glare of blue sky and the silent blooming of pear trees four stories down and a few feet further, the white petals rain tore free and dropped a...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2006) 2006 (67): 39.
Published: 01 November 2006
.... Sold his sister a garden-size plot, kept himself a tract and a trailer. This is the way we live now. Short rides we manage day to day. Dreams wide as the town limit. The sky still hangs big as ever We just don’t watch it so much. ...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2007) 2007 (68): 6.
Published: 01 May 2007
... firecrackers at the sky. Tonight it’s just heat staggering down the block, maples and their leaves, as still as stone. My neighbor’s house is black with tar paper, grass stripped down to dirt, a place to wash cars in the...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2007) 2007 (68): 16.
Published: 01 May 2007
..., the sky is our cover, legs our heat. The wind grabs my sign. I leap to hold on, leap like a goat kicking its heels at the arc of the sun. ...