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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (89): 48–51.
Published: 01 November 2017
....” “Sharks swim in the not-too-far distance, looming grey shapes that terrify me,” said Lindy. “Down below, my son Ansel and I can see red sea anemones, but in all this silt, all this murky green water, I don’t want to swim into that falling ship. I hate my brother, the furniture maker, for going...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (81): 35–36.
Published: 01 November 2013
..., ah who needs to swim anyway, people pee in pools. I might let you take swimming lessons, mother says, when your fragile respiratory system, your tonsillitis, and your, she points to sister, strep throat every three months disappears. Do you think I like taking you to the doctor all the time...
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the minnesota review (2021) 2021 (96): 49.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Marissa Ahmadkhani Marissa Ahmadkhani Disassociation For so many days I ve been outside my body: washing dishes, locking doors, writing notes I ll soon forget. I m cleaning every corner, clearing the dust, the stagnant water, the salt thrown over my shoulder in search of luck. I want to swim...
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the minnesota review (2024) 2024 (102): 5.
Published: 01 May 2024
... and left Walmart with a shotgun and twenty-three bodies. I've been to that Walmart without staining my shoes. I don't remember much about the mural except that it was beautiful. There were concrete walls in the pool in Hedingam, the neighborhood before the headlines. My swim cap was latex instead...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (69): 13.
Published: 01 November 2007
... to a flooded ore pit and swim to the center, floating and racing, as the sun sets behind the tall spruce. They tread water— legs waving as though under glass— and drift in circles around each other, swimming back to the ledge, pulling hand over helping hand—to emerge...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (84): 9–23.
Published: 01 May 2015
.... Powell?” Mr. Powell nods. “I can do that, Adrian.” Ryles  19 My Brief, Silent History with Olga Lucero Here’s the lowdown on me and Olga Lucero. Sophomore year during the swim unit in PE Olga was in the pool treading water in the deep end...
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the minnesota review (2008) 2008 (70): 60–66.
Published: 01 May 2008
... any of his students. His upper body is swimming inside his size nineteen, white button- down shirt. Looking up, he can see that his entire class is glaring back at him in a frozen stare, jaws hanging in shock. He awakens twisted in the bed sheets. Immediately he feels his arms...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (65-66): 14.
Published: 01 November 2006
... nomadic swimming here tv-ing there observing coolly a game of b-ball between boys slithering against at shots but mostly we were starving precluding remaining at any one location for meals triumphing on how little we stomached passing casually by elementary...
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the minnesota review (2005) 2005 (63-64): 53.
Published: 01 May 2005
...Krista Benjamin 2005 the minnesota review 2005 Krista Benjamin Serenade Ihe thing I remember most is the boys swimming in the harbor at Port au Prince. As soon our ship docked, they swam out calling quata! quata! A siege...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (85): 30.
Published: 01 November 2015
... because I do not recognize danger. I recognize chairs, and drag two blue ones to the border of the sea. I swim away from them, alone and without sunscreen beneath the indefatigable sun but not too far. I don’t know danger but I’ve always known far which right...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (95): 44.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Victoria Childress Victoria Childress Mixer, Delta Iota Kappa house ( Aqua Velva ) My friend invited me to go swimming, but there was something odd about the pool. The air stank of chlorine and iron; the tile floor was streaked with bloody footprints; the water swirled brown and chunky...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (84): 3.
Published: 01 May 2015
... pulling up the shrubbery around the carriage house. An AM/FM radio finds its way out an upstairs window and shorts out the lights in the big, expensive swimming pool. The police arrive and we begin to run the way we are always running in dreams. We find a car waiting by the sidewalk, take it east...
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the minnesota review (2021) 2021 (96): 20.
Published: 01 May 2021
..., smiling, a lover, I am meant for a rotten abundance. with pale blood, New York s mirror rivers, mirror seas to your gaze, sun warming concrete soft. I sink arms to the elbow, swim. New York hungers for us caught desperate your claws on my running tongue. you and I could die any day now. you re better...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (80): 3.
Published: 01 May 2013
... killifish swim —​ Here is a willow grows aslant a brook. Here you are, before your tender heart Could not go on: squatting in the pool Of your yellow Easter dress.           Giggling —​ Therefore I am standing in our kitchen, Young again, dipping hardboiled eggs...
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the minnesota review (2022) 2022 (99): 13.
Published: 01 November 2022
... swimming through algal bloom. Medical bills, deserts we ve left, your mother calling home. I always bring her flowers. I imagine the bumps as miniature, under-the-skin cacti. They sleep in the sand, waiting to flower. Instead of sheep, I count the bumps in the dark. They swell against your breasts...
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the minnesota review (2019) 2019 (93): 30.
Published: 01 November 2019
... the bluestem receipts. And here s a rare find: a pair of swimming flippers just beginning to sprout. You might suspect curation, but ecology is ruthless, all I would rather forget thrusts down the stubbornest roots. My ex- lover is the azalea that announces no buds. My grandfather is an intermittent Japanese...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (68): 15.
Published: 01 May 2007
..., so late in the day you couldn’t see bugger-all. I wanted to quit. The foreman, gung-ho, insisted there was plenty of light to finish the job. Hundred and eighty feet to the river. Couldn’t swim a stroke. We kept several bolts in place, inserted a couple...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (69): 9–10.
Published: 01 November 2007
..., my two year old, loves to swim naked. She moves like freedom. Mrs. Smith from 808 Main Circle walks her dog every night at seven, reads the Bible, pays taxes early. Her body feels like duty. I think of Brian in Iraq. He was only a syllable in the word...
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the minnesota review (2021) 2021 (97): 3.
Published: 01 November 2021
... and slip from legend. As a kid I stayed home watching Sleepy Hollow Halloweens till one year the DVD cracked, I cried all night. I cried about so much then: stale bread, facedown swimming, rose thorn in my thumb. I thought God only offered pleasure, had abandoned all the rest. But what s my point here? Can...
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the minnesota review (2023) 2023 (100): 2–3.
Published: 01 May 2023
... and the first word was euphemism. one day, we rode our bikes to oakwood beach before the phragmites took over. it felt good to wade in the harbor water, splash seaweed up to our knees, roping us together in a relay race before I learned to swim. she never roughed me under or took me beyond the sandbar where my...