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the minnesota review (1 November 2011) 2011 (77): 47.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Kent Shaw © 2011 Kent Shaw 2011 Kent Shaw Vesuvius, There Are Easier Ways to Make Friends It was an installation of thrushes. Each household had to have corpses of birds. And rags. There was a bounty of thrushes and madras pressing at the windows, from inside, cotton bolls, too, pressed...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2014) 2014 (82): 19.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Whittney Jones © 2014 Whittney Jones 2014 Whittney Jones There Are Bright Signs in the Crystal Ball— I’d Say Yes Dear Aunt Debra, my intuition tells me a man wrote those fortunes you read. Did you ever notice that every ticket said yes? Sleep with him, wear...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2015) 2015 (84): 6.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Lawrence Eby © 2015 Lawrence Eby 2015 Lawrence Eby There Are No Simple Truths It’s all half-smiles and psycho cats in the basement of our future tense selves on a death bed, saying I’m so fucking scared, and no one around understands unless they’ve seen...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2016) 2016 (86): 2.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Cody Ernst © 2016 Cody Ernst 2016 Cody Ernst If There Were a Song about This Car Ride it would start:  love didn’t exist yet  or:  love was but a child then, the winter I discovered self-destruction:  whiskey, stout beer, and cigar leaves muckied the atmosphere  I had a hopeless crush...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2012) 2012 (78): 62–82.
Published: 01 May 2012
... human beings. And, more to the point, he suggests the historical reasons for this self-defeating gesture. With his interlocutor, Francescomaria Tedesco, he tries to explain why there is so little intellectual debate over these issues — and why debate itself has been targeted. How, he asks, has radical...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2012) 2012 (78): 113–129.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Emily Brown Coolidge Toker There are at least two visions of the global use of English. Globalized English refers to a homogeneous, homogenizing, and standardized linguistic model derived from one or more of the historically anglophone countries and imposed on students and professionals learning or...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2013) 2013 (81): 147–158.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Janell Watson In this interview, Jane Bennett discusses her highly influential notion of vibrant matter, which is her term for the idea that the locus of agency is always a human/nonhuman assemblage. In other words, there is an impetus to action in humans and animals, but the impetuses of “things...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2014) 2014 (82): 97–110.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Yan’s works there is an obvious prioritization of morality over ideology. In challenging morality, Mo Yan appeals to sexual and sensual morality in unique ways, which in part serves as a mask—the political masquerading as paranoia—so as to cover his political point of view. This essay aims to unmask his...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2007) 2007 (68): 5.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Sarah Sarai © 2007 the minnesota review 2007 Sarah Sarai Further Arguments If there is a god you must sculpt my bellied likeness then bury me so dirt chokes my cry. If there is a god you must bruise me with your broad...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2014) 2014 (83): 32.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Arbor and I slept in Lincoln. He wore a cowboy hat all the time. She played the cello a long time ago. There was a cafe, there was a cross-country move. There was Texas or New York. There was the one office party for your engagement and my birthday. I got a panda...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2014) 2014 (83): 29.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Nance Van Winckel © 2014 Nance Van Winckel 2014 Nance Van Winckel Landerlunden Anywhere I go in America, my mother’s been there too, or so she says. Lived there. Vacationed there. Even a city I make up: Landerlunden. Oh yes, it was full of lilacs. You girls rode your bikes around a...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2016) 2016 (87): 56.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Elise Berrier © 2016 Elise Berrier 2016 Elise Berrier In the Cadaver Lab There lay the cadavers. There lay the cadavers and they settled with purple around their nipples like my father. There lay the cadavers and they sunk in silver lunchboxes in the lab. There lay my father and he...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2010) 2010 (75): 48.
Published: 01 November 2010
.... Although the narrator told us Scrooge was a miser, we all knew there was good left in him. Now, another narrator tells us Canton is a miserable city, and we don’t know what to expect from the ghosts that visit us. Abandoned factories become haunted houses...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2013) 2013 (81): 11.
Published: 01 November 2013
... and saved them from the dentures, when death was too young to sleep soundly, and life was too old to shine shoes? I mean there was a barbershop in the oldest part of town where the men had no hair, and the women slept alone. There was a dress shop for polka dots, and a...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2015) 2015 (85): 36.
Published: 01 November 2015
... waves why is there a barbie there who knocked over that thing full of cookies and then smashed them victoriously into the carpet fibers did i eat any of them after that happened minnesota review 85 (2015) DOI 10.1215/00265667-3144342  © 2015 Brett Elizabeth Jenkins...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2015) 2015 (84): 1.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Dean Young © 2015 Dean Young 2015 Dean Young Three-Hearted Poem There’s a slight knock at the door and when I open it, there’s a mailman- sized moth. That’s how I know I’ve shrunk even more than the last time when a blue cloud told me I was drunk, I was...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2013) 2013 (81): 26.
Published: 01 November 2013
... one’s life by creating another and living there? There’s a difference between fun and insane, like when you’re home alone and call the police because it feels like your eyeballs are about to explode. Night escapes like a wet tiger, a bathtub is...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2017) 2017 (88): 15.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Jennifer Newhouse © 2017 Jennifer Newhouse 2017 Jennifer Newhouse Downtown Before this rented efficiency, there was peace. Before there was faucet and shower and fan. All hum, all coffeepot cough and dishwasher gurgle. Now this —​construction dumpster...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2012) 2012 (79): 51–52.
Published: 01 November 2012
...B. T. Shaw © 2012 by Virginia Tech 2012 B. T. Shaw The night you bury your father you hope he will visit your dreams, but apparently there’s a final exam in biology. When did you sign up for biology? Fluorescent bulbs flicker, lockers shimmer like...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2013) 2013 (80): 12.
Published: 01 May 2013
... phrase, isn’t there anymore. But his glasses, fat plastic salvaged from the wreck, they’re propped in a museum downtown. In a city still clinging to the brief fame of its tragedy.             How he just wanted to get out. How no one who grows up watching their father lay grout & tile...