Jennifer Key

The Horizon Has a Horrible Way of Disappearing "You probably weren't going to get pregnant anyway." He meant it to be reassuring but it was a horrible thing to hear—the finality of her husband's statement. What was the point, after all, of announcing a thing that...

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Katherine Anne Porter

Katherine Anne Porter

This lunatic atom bomb has succeeded in rousing the people of all nations to the highest point of unanimous moral dudgeon; great numbers of persons are frightened who never really had much cause to be frightened before. This world has always been a desperately...

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Stephen Dobyns

Old House So much death in the room but no people--the candles burned down to their stumps,the food untouched, meat growing coldin its grease. Under the couch, the cat playswith a mole it dragged in from the bar.The mole crawls off. The cat drags it back.If cats could...

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Lived Life, One Good Book

Lived Life, One Good Book

The Geography of HomeMatthew GrahamGalileo Press (South Carolina) 2019 Reviewed by Roy Bentley Excuse my needing to begin by saying, and bluntly, that some books are just sage-calm. Matthew Graham’s The Geography of Home is such a book. It maps Imagination’s...

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Steven Cramer

Steven Cramer

To Francis Jammes In a manner, we all pray. So I've walked out at 6 a.m.into the sound and look of things.Arc lamps hum in the city park,and accepting resistance,swallows lift in a sudden breeze.What presses against me now?Francis Jammes, you prayed to be...

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