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“Ode to the West Wind” by Tony Hoagland

Soon enough it’s going to be another kind of adventure entirely for us to be dying all out of order, waiting to see who’s next, who a- bruptly by surprise, and who psychically equipped to take the nasty needles and … Continue reading

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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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“Honda Pavarotti” by Tony Hoagland

I’m driving on the dark highway when the opera singer on the radio opens his great mouth and the whole car plunges down the canyon of his throat. So the night becomes an aria of stars and exit signs as … Continue reading

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Don’t Tell Anyone by Tony Hoagland

xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx We had been married for six or seven years when my wife, standing in the kitchen one afternoon, told me that she screams underwater when … Continue reading

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