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“Wild” by Tony Hoagland

In late August when the streams dry up and the high meadows turn parched and blond, bears are squeezed out of the mountains down into the valley of condos and housing developments. All residents are therefore prohibited from putting their … Continue reading

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“Alchemy” by Stephen Sandy

(published in The New Yorker, October 29 and November 5, 2002)

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“maggy and milly and molly and may” by e. e. cummings

maggy and milly and molly and may maggy and milly and molly and may went down to the beach(to play one day) and maggie discovered a shell that sang so sweetly she couldn’t remember her troubles,and milly befriended a stranded … Continue reading

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“Variations on the Moment of Apprehending the Extent of One’s Responsibilities” by Craig Morgan Teicher

Variations on the Moment of Apprehending the Extent of One’s Responsibilities 1 that minute subdivision of time during which the full consequence flickers, just before the door clicks shut but just after you could have stopped it from shutting, when … Continue reading

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“Theories of Time and Space” by Natasha Trethewey

You can get there from here, though there’s no going home. xxxxx Everywhere you go will be somewhere you’ve never been. Try this: xxxx head south on Mississippi 49, one- by-one mile markers ticking off xxxx another minute of your … Continue reading

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“Western Civilization” by Peter Jay Shippy

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and yet…

It’s Father’s Day and I’m thinking about my dad— how funny and smart and kind he was, how compassionate and mischievous and generous. I learned a great deal from him and the way he was able to harness his creativity in … Continue reading

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