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the minnesota review (1 November 2016) 2016 (87): 14.
Published: 01 November 2016
... about what my husband said: Stop calling it stripper-obics. You’re not going to strip. And then, Are you? We walk in hands covering our grins, disappear behind a silk slip of curtain to place our keys, our silver rings in darkened drawers. You dim the lights, your loose...
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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): 2.
Published: 01 November 2013
... off snow banks into side streets. Sometimes dreams slip poison, make the living dead then alive again, twirling in an unfamiliar room. It’s hard to say I need you enough. Today I did. Walked into your morning shower fully clothed. All the moments we stop...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2014) 2014 (82): 57–58.
Published: 01 May 2014
...William O’Daly © 2014 William O’Daly 2014 William O’Daly Questions for Pablo I. How can we stop the war we declare with our silence? When crickets pack their bags, for which planet do they depart? Speaking with one another are we able to waken the...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2015) 2015 (84): 49.
Published: 01 May 2015
...John McCarthy © 2015 John McCarthy 2015 John McCarthy Pickup Truck #5 All the trees in Illinois are frayed nerve endings and it is fifteen degrees. You will hide inside your body until your coat stops shivering. The heater, in this truck, has not worked...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2009) 2010 (73-74): 5–6.
Published: 01 November 2009
... think about trying a headstand. Some folks Twitter, but you, my dear, totter. Stop looking in the store window at the belted pink spring sweater with the white collar that would beautifully frame your aging face in flattering rosy hue. Keep moving. That material will be...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2017) 2017 (89): 56.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Brianna Noll © 2017 Brianna Noll 2017 Brianna Noll Beyond the Vanishing Point In a single-line drawing, there is no beginning, and an end only where your own eye stops tracing the path of the artist’s hand. The wind can do this, too...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2017) 2017 (88): 19.
Published: 01 May 2017
.... Though I’d once drowned a squirrel in a slop trough for eating all the horse feed at my uncle’s ranch. My brother said stop when I held it to the bottom with a shovel, but I meant it, I told him it was necessary, until it came out one long hiss. Eighteen ears...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2006) 2006 (67): 37.
Published: 01 November 2006
.... In Varner, Arkansas, 2001 the kidnapper orders peach cobbler, Jolly Ranchers and birthday cake. He keeps his eyes turned away while he eats and won’t stop jiggling his knee. In Stark, Florida, March 2002 the murderer orders a...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2011) 2011 (76): 62–63.
Published: 01 May 2011
.... She makes a loop in his flannel shirt, instinctive clutch, the kind newborns know. What can she expect, seen through his small aperture, his iris a rough f-stop? Their courtship, in this way, is willed to be longest, thickest of exposures. In the low light, if...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2007) 2007 (69): 7–8.
Published: 01 November 2007
... review I knew about love. Someday This rain will stop. I go to fix Dinner in my mother’s kitchen, Where I did not learn to cook. She does not have a cutting board Or chef’s knife, but fifty-two Sets of salt-and-pepper shakers...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2006) 2006 (67): 27–28.
Published: 01 November 2006
.... Shrinks, realtors, dentists and secretaries, all asking the usual questions (Rough winter, huh?) It takes a lot of stamina being the elevator man. I was the lawyer’s brat. Hey Jerry, I’d ask, how come this elevator’s got no buttons? Hey Jim, please please make it stop between the floors? I...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2009) 2009 (71-72): 5.
Published: 01 May 2009
... take a shit. Waiting for the winning numbers, for my ship to come in, the mail, newspaper, the commercial to end, the movie to start, a haircut, for someone to say I love you. Waiting for the neighbors to go inside, the dog to stop barking, the water to...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2010) 2010 (75): 7.
Published: 01 November 2010
... beach while my husband snoozed under the bamboo headboard. On our last day at the resort, a guy walking a Golden Retriever stopped and flirted with me. I studied the footprints and pawprints the two made in the sand because I was afraid to look either dog or man in the eye. The guy thought I...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2011) 2011 (76): 58.
Published: 01 May 2011
..., textbooks with doodles in the margins. Whenever my mother comes in, I cut her off. Mother, please — ​stop speaking! This morning my mother returns from the grocery store and says Guess who I saw? I’m expecting the Jenners or the Levins but it’s Whoopi...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2013) 2013 (80): 47.
Published: 01 May 2013
..., models the bounds of the moon. We can’t stop but come in. A door makes sense. My idea of gender has to do with height. Or with the human ocean. A window opens onto the Midwest. We walk toward the mansion —​a mirage. You invest in your routines. Again a departure. We...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2013) 2013 (81): 9–10.
Published: 01 November 2013
... wondering why their tongues didn’t stop                the poison I kept wondering    why the guy in the glasses made up a god           that hated children I kept wondering           about the rows    the neatly stacked shirts and jeans           limbs and hair sometimes children...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2013) 2013 (81): 25.
Published: 01 November 2013
.... See my hand? It feels like someone is driving a nail into it. I have no idea where it’s been. I wonder: if an asteroid were speeding toward us and we knew there was no way to stop it, would we finally be nice to each other? I’m standing in the...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2014) 2014 (82): 23.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Jay Udall © 2014 Jay Udall 2014 Jay Udall Blessing of the Beasts Let it rise from the windowless houses in which chickens sit their entire brief lives in darkness, wing to wing, breasts bred so heavy they struggle to walk, stop trying. Let it lift them into...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2015) 2015 (84): 48.
Published: 01 May 2015
... the water. All women are a one in eight chance of breast cancer, the body a representation of risk, disease the message and the messenger. The body loves anger more than living. You wouldn’t ask birds to stop flocking like fish, like choreographed machinery...