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the minnesota review (1 May 2005) 2005 (63-64): 40.
Published: 01 May 2005
...Mark Jenkins 2005 the minnesota review 2005 the minnesota review Mark Jenkins It's On Days Like These When I Stare At The Chainsaws I want to pull the display chainsaw off the shelf to cut myself in two. Each half will cover two of...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2015) 2015 (85): 4.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Nance Van Winckel Nance Van Winckel Risings Having gone to bed young —​pink-cheeked and lily-scented —​I woke up swearing at the old face trembling over the sink. Little fuckhead, she just stared back, nonplussed, into my rage. After dozing away a few more years, I came awake in the...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2008) 2008 (70): 27–28.
Published: 01 May 2008
... while I stared at a row of wooden geese with artificial gold-plated wings flying across the manila wall, suffering through a ruthless, two-hour critique of my shooting, my defense, my passing and rebounding— even my timeout huddle posture. You didn’t need to...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2006) 2006 (65-66): 19.
Published: 01 November 2006
... previous slide, pointing out the exempt cathode tube, the flaccid plug. What medium is it? one artist wisecracks. We stare some more at the monitor's screen the way its camera stared at the same dull scene for fifteen years, and listen to the sculptor describe...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2007) 2007 (69): 13.
Published: 01 November 2007
...David Salner © 2007 the minnesota review 2007 13 David Salner The Best Summer He makes coffee and has the junkyard all to himself. The sun dries out the steel hoods as he stares at the tires sunk flat in the...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2010) 2010 (75): 31–32.
Published: 01 November 2010
... going to bed early without dinner. IX. a pile of ash, a missing tool shed. X. advice I can’t ignore, every night I swallow smoke whole. XI. staring at the color of the flames; it burns where it burns and scatters somewhere...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2006) 2006 (65-66): 13.
Published: 01 November 2006
.... Although I didn't know a word for no nipples I could show you how to spin one thigh the wrong way, point their toes to face backwards, peel off a shoe, watch eyelids fall down like a theater curtain, then up again when you shake. They'd stare forward reproachful...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2007) 2007 (68): 10.
Published: 01 May 2007
... International, she carried them like a coolie, out of the taxi, up the escalator. Japanese men stood suited like proper gentlemen. One stared as he held court at the bar, a dragon’s wreath swirled from the cigarette dangling in his lip...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2012) 2012 (79): 51–52.
Published: 01 November 2012
... staring at this jar. Then calm and you’re in some room minnesota review 79 (2012) DOI 10.1215/00265667-1708466  © 2012 B. T. Shaw 51 52 the minnesota review with a cut-out moon, and it’s time. The exam has only one...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2013) 2013 (81): 6.
Published: 01 November 2013
... dust? Um, well, no— Though we’d made it in the park, in some out-of-bounds shadows, and would find, Later that evening, a peppering of aphids in your hair. We stared At the Hogarth. The reward of cruelty. Nero on the dissection table...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2013) 2013 (81): 24.
Published: 01 November 2013
... in test tubes. I imagined birthing a small pond to drown secret keys, but it was just steam that appeared in magic tricks. I was punished for lynching dolls and calling it “Indian Rope Trick.” In bathtubs they all produced the same occu- pied stare whether lifeguard or murder victim. In the...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2014) 2014 (82): 2–3.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., like stalactites from tidewater caves, an octopus staring up from pools of iridescent blue —​a big brain doesn’t make her human. © 2014 Jonathan Veach 2014 ...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2015) 2015 (84): 55.
Published: 01 May 2015
... another man as he lies awake at night, staring down the stars through his window, imagining Orion whipping off his belt to tie Ganymede’s wrists and take what he can of Zeus’s honor —​which is not to compare Schock to Orion, but if you’ve seen his spread in Men’s Health you...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2017) 2017 (88): 129.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Helen Palmer © 2017 Helen Palmer 2017 Helen Palmer R AWR Rough husk you rub to maim. My heart is stretched all over my skin. Upturned crab come gannet come. Once bitten twice bitten again what does it mean? No cooking no covering. A gaze passes through a stare to become a grate. A...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2017) 2017 (88): 11–12.
Published: 01 May 2017
... fourth grade when I heard that song for the first time. Even then I said, “I sing just like Ariel!” There is always desire to be someone else, everywhere else. I want to be part of a world where dress size doesn’t dictate the stares of strangers, where leisure and...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2006) 2006 (67): 26–27.
Published: 01 November 2006
...Sean Bishop © 2006 the minnesota review 2006 26 the minnesota review Sean Bishop A Photo of My Grandfather I try to tidy my mother’s kitchen, but he won’t quit staring through the picture frame in her room: buttoned up...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2010) 2010 (75): 45–46.
Published: 01 November 2010
.... Pretty soon, he’ll just crawl into that hole the drink dug in him. 46 the minnesota review But me, I’m gonna keep looking. Looking down this stretch of road to see what else I can make out through the dust. And when night comes, swallows up the road, I’ll just stare...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2013) 2013 (80): 10–11.
Published: 01 May 2013
... undying neglect, right up to his final deathbed. Named for a president, Chester Arthur Burnett was born under a bad sign, Halley’s Comet burning across the sky like a brakeman’s lantern, but a bluesman will survive staring straight into the sun like a rifle with eyes. Old Satch...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2014) 2014 (83): 53–55.
Published: 01 November 2014
... crush. The other boys were laughing, I was losing control of them. Where’s the cricket, I yelled. My son pointed to the ground. I ran over and stomped down again and again. “The cricket’s dead!” I yelled. The boys stared. “The cricket’s dead!” My son cried...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2016) 2016 (86): 34–35.
Published: 01 May 2016
... and an older man perusing DVD sleeves, endless girls cupping manicured hands around their breasts. No one meets each other’s gaze. We drift to distant corners of the store, my friend fingering a Body Wand with purple rhinestones on its rim while I am lost, staring down the puckered surface of a...