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the minnesota review (2023) 2023 (101): 36–40.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Alysia Gonzales alysiagonzales@gmail.com Copyright © 2023 Alysia Gonzales 2023 Alysia Gonzales The Dead Tree The lemon tree has aphids, I said. Gideon was in his boxers sipping his morning coffee and checking his phone, his morning ritual. He did not look up. He picked...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (82): 11–18.
Published: 01 May 2014
... the water with his feet. Above, the sky rotated. Clouds rent to thin shreds of white fabric. As he made his passage he crossed over one-story homes, the ruined fields of crops, all of it softened as seen through the muddy floodwaters. John Barry looked down and saw he was above a tree...
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the minnesota review (2022) 2022 (98): 13–16.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Dustin M. Hoffman dhoffman@fastmail.net © 2022 Dustin M. Hoffman 2022 Dustin M. Hoffman Paul Bunyan s Resume Paul Bunyan 63 axe handles tall Bemidji, Minnesota Objective Repurposing these mighty hands that can fell a tree in a single swing. Fewer trees these days around our country s...
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the minnesota review (2008) 2008 (70): 46–52.
Published: 01 May 2008
... of changing my life, I took the easier route. I was lured by the romance of live volcanoes overlooking black sand beaches and banana trees. For two hours, as my Jeep snaked its way through the basaltic mountains of Costa Rica, I had little idea what to expect at each precipitous curve...
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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (87): 23–27.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Scott Nadelson © 2016 Scott Nadelson 2016 Scott Nadelson A Lonely Voice Under the pear tree, he’s thinking about a matchmaker. It’s late evening, mid-summer, 1953. The sun has dipped behind an oak in his neighbor’s yard, the sky lit up a crazy orange-pink. The moon, nearly...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (80): 59–60.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Patty Seyburn © 2013 Patty Seyburn 2013 Patty Seyburn Shinus molle The pepper tree looked like a child drew it with a compass —​wheel-round and green, not moss or hunter, jade or forest, teal or camouflage —​a green describing nothing else, defining more state...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (79): 9–17.
Published: 01 November 2012
... of it, her arms raised —​like the dancing bear I saw in Bar­ num Bailey’s Fantastic Roadshow when I was a boy. But this was no dancing bear. She was a grizzly. Eight feet tall and used to having her way in the world. Her dinner-plate paws thrashed apples from my apple tree. She huffed and snorted...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (82): 59–96.
Published: 01 May 2014
... in the painting to their respective tree or plant, as well as the location and proportion of the flora to the cen- tral figure. Vicuña states, however, that “the tree of the left is part of ‘the house of the poet,’ an old drawing of mine, the three small plants form part of my plantation of Cannabis...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (76): 52.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Lisa Fink © 2011 Lisa Fink 2011 Lisa Fink The Horse Pasture two sisters cut burdock milkweed and long grasses leaning on an electric fence two sisters play house between trees these two trees are mine those three are yours these homes are thick...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (78): 5.
Published: 01 May 2012
... all. I was looking for one the transmission, transfer case, and rear differential might be removed from and transplanted, although what drew me to this one was the shape of its wreckage: bashed perpendicularly by a tree, U-shaped down to the frame. But what had...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (85): 6–11.
Published: 01 November 2015
... soon give way to a tightening of the skin. The cuts on my left hand from holding Camilo down would scab over. As we returned to our cover through the thicket of trees, a weari- ness came over me, a cold dread that compelled me to act. I drifted from the others and watched as their bent...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (80): 16.
Published: 01 May 2013
... emerges in one postcard only over time, like an eye softens to darkness. This is the barbeque we had last night my picture is to the left with a cross over it Your son Joe Southern trees bear strange fruit Blood on the leaves and blood at the root Though the day smoldered, he must have...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (94): 33–37.
Published: 01 May 2020
... anyone bury princes under the oor. If I was going to murder princes I d bury them in the garden and plant a tree to say sorry I killed you. But it s probably better not to murder people, whether they are princes or not. e Tower is not a place I would want to be locked up in. I look out of the window...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (95): 2–3.
Published: 01 November 2020
... they are mothers and this is how we know our children are Jewish and that this is a matrilineal joke you don t get to tell or if you do it s because I m already burning. As a tree. Resin melted. Seeds released into the ash. No Baltic amber for a generation or more. The absurdity is in the repetition. But still...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (82): 10.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Ed Skoog © 2014 Ed Skoog 2014 Ed Skoog On the Ghost Ship Lollipop A time at Crater Lake, this snag floating around what, a century or nobody knows, but the thing is the old tree wherever it battered down from doesn’t sink...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (77): 3.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Howard Price © 2011 Howard Price 2011 Howard Price Hunting Party I have not brought this home for you to ignore, the man said. I’ve spent nine hours in the miserable woods with tree after tree in the way to fell this lousy deer, and you will cook it or I...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (69): 6.
Published: 01 November 2007
... hummed on the bank Of the Muskegon River 18 miles upstream, sweet for its duet with razor wire. A moment stood up then. We were bright against the birch trees. Our utensils clinked, bright before the birch trees. Industry haloed by woods, Creamed corn...
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the minnesota review (2022) 2022 (99): 32.
Published: 01 November 2022
... branches make up my entire ecosystem of outfits professional trimmings / summers away from mowing private ignored lawns & painting living rooms sap green / for pocket cash / on side jobs fertilized / quick fixes my dad used / to get high on / the trunk of conversations / rooted / if a tree falls...
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the minnesota review (2022) 2022 (99): 3.
Published: 01 November 2022
... everything makes sense > we evolved > see faces in outlets > feel landscape art > tree branches & the veins in our wrists look the same > the fractals > our neighbors spray dandelions in their gutters with glyphosate > we drip around the bucket below we exit the school bus > fun dip & Hi-C-soaked amygdalas...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (82): 5–6.
Published: 01 May 2014
.... If you want to see Jeff and Nadine fall in and out of love turn to page 126. (This sounds banal so I’ll give some specifics. Nadine is wearing a faded-mauve-colored shirt with a Peter Pan collar, smok- ing a Camel crush cigarette, standing near some paper birch trees. Jeff thinks smoking...