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the minnesota review (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (2017) 2017 (88): 19.
Published: 01 May 2017
... 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 pricked and bristled...
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the minnesota review (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 (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 (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 (2019) 2019 (93): 13.
Published: 01 November 2019
... tapped on a table it made good teeth. I don t remember exactly when we stopped calling this a river. With the last fish caught? When it could no longer hush a cigarette s glow? Beneath the new highway a few miles over there are currents & eddies, thirsty animals, men who ve done worse with their lives...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (67): 36.
Published: 01 November 2006
...Kevin King © 2006 the minnesota review 2006 36 the minnesota review Kevin King Tom Delay I love your name so much I can’t stop saying it. It always comes out clearly and slowly, which makes it true to itself...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (67): 40.
Published: 01 November 2006
.... His burrito’s the same as ever, hot above the asphalt. His children sit in a classroom he sat in. The teacher spins the globe and stops it with her longest finger. She’s picking the country where someone lives. ...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (69): 12.
Published: 01 November 2007
... picket line. He only remembers that it had been cold, so cold, that everyone had worn two pairs of gloves while holding their signs: Honk, if you support us. He only remembers that after three weeks people stopped punching their horns and that...
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the minnesota review (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 (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 (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 (2020) 2020 (95): 18–19.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Heta Patel © 2020 Heta Patel 2020 Heta Patel Plecia nearctica When the love bugs stopped coming, it was June. Youth suckled citrus rinds, mutilated empty mason jars. Death littered pavements, plastered windshields. Our bodies no longer joined in heat. That night I mistook softness for...