Monthly Archives: October 2014

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: DIANE LOCKWARD

By Diane Lockward: SERVICE FOR THE MURDERED BOY                            In Tibet they lay their dead                            on the side of a mountain. All night I dream of the murdered boy decomposing in the Himalayas, laid out under a Banyan tree. No monsoon … Continue reading

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Sentience Matters: What Is a Zombie — Meat Consumption and the Advent of the Automobile

What Is a Zombie: Meat Consumption and the Advent of the Automobile by Gabriel Gudding The zombie begins its life in western letters as a post-colonial comment on the history of slavery in the Americas. But it has recently been … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: NOMI STONE

By Nomi Stone: WAR GAME, AMERICA The war scenario has: [vegetables stalls], [roaming animals], and [people] in it. The people speak the language of the country we are trying to make into a kinder country. Some of the people over … Continue reading

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An Unnecessary Defense of William T. Vollmann’s Last Stories and Other Stories

An Unnecessary Defense of William T. Vollmann’s Last Stories and Other Stories by Jordan A. Rothacker Despite all the sensational attention William T. Vollmann gets for writing about prostitutes or smoking crack (which often neglects his reasons for doing so … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: HILA RATZABI

By Hila Ratzabi: SEDNA IN SPACE              “Our newly discovered object is the coldest most distant place known in the solar              system, so we feel it is appropriate to name it in honor of Sedna, the Inuit goddess of              the sea, … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: YEHUDA AMICHAI ON YOM KIPPUR

JERUSALEM, 1967 By Yehuda Amichai On Yom Kippur in 1967, the Year of Forgetting, I put on my dark holiday clothes and walked to the Old City of Jerusalem. For a long time I stood in front of an Arab’s … Continue reading

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Avon by Vilaska Nguyen

Mai stopped on the front porch and clutched the bag of Avon samples in her sweaty palm. The temperature was below zero. Warm particles of carbon dioxide clashed violently with the Minneapolis winter. Hello, I am Jinny. That wasn’t right. … Continue reading

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