Monthly Archives: July 2011

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: SEAN KARNS

CUTTING DOWN THE PROPERTY LINE By Sean Karns 1. Tire Swing He hacks at the thicket, grabs hold of the blackberry canes, bloodies his hands; blackens them with juices. He looks at his hands, sees labor: a future in tearing … Continue reading

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FRIDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: W.I. STONEBERGER

DREAM by W.I. STONEBERGER Dogs and horses were roaming free along the perimeters of sleep. Children took the bodies of the babies into their hands – caressing them, calling them their own. The one with the pop eyes of a … Continue reading

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Writhing in Sleaze

Rupert Murdoch’s decision to close the 168 yr old News of the World seemed both shocking and appropriate: the sleaziest newspaper in Britain had finally out-sleazed itself with it’s illegal phone-tapping activities and bowed out of the lucrative Sunday trade … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: OKLA ELLIOTT

ON PERFECTION By Okla Elliott 1. My arrogance is perfect— I want everything I say taken down in italics. I want footnotes longer than the original text. Every woman and many men will want to look into the green almond … Continue reading

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Art in the Novel: Thomas Bernhard’s Old Masters through Don Delillo’s Point Omega

Art in the Novel: Thomas Bernhard’s Old Masters through Don Delillo’s Point Omega by Jordan A. Rothacker Last year saw the publication of Don Delillo’s fifteenth novel, Point Omega. It is his fourth book since Underworld, all four marking a … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: W. TODD KANEKO

NORTHWEST POEM by W. Todd Kaneko You will find no herons perched in this poem. No salmonberries or pine cones on sodden paths through cedar. But here is an old woman who slices her calendar into weeks lost and weeks … Continue reading

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FRIDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: RACHEL ZUCKER

LETTER (PERSEPHONE TO DEMETER) by Rachel Zucker At home, the bells were a high light-yellow with no silver or gray just buttercup or sugar-and-lemon. Here bodies are lined in blue against the sea. And where red is red there is … Continue reading

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