Monthly Archives: September 2010

“Palestine is Open for Business” by Tala Abu Rahmeh

I’m reading a book about Columbine. The school nurse, then 33, hid in a cupboard in the library, crawled against the measurements of her body wrote a goodbye note on the skin of the door. “I loved you more than … Continue reading

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Andreas Economakis

“Is That You Lee?” by Andreas Economakis My grandma Houdie was a weird bird. I mean, we almost never saw her on account of her ill relations with my ma and the fact that she lived in faraway California, but … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: JUDITH NEWTON

PRESS TWICE FOR YES by Judith Newton Do you know me? Are you too warm? Shall I help you die? “There’s none can die in the arms of those who are wishing them sore to stay on earth.” In the … Continue reading

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FRIDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: HENRY DAVID THOREAU

an excerpt from WALDEN by HENRY DAVID THOREAU That man who does not believe that each day contains an earlier, more sacred, and auroral hour than he has yet profaned, has despaired of life, and is pursuing a descending and … Continue reading

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Laughter

Laughter By John Unger Zussman This short essay is the first of three posts in tribute to my father, Myron “Mickey” Unger, who would have turned 85 last month. Next month, I’ll post an essay on life and parenthood, which … Continue reading

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FRIDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: ARIELLE GREENBERG

HEENAYNI by ARIELLE GREENBERG Here I am, your fondest lugnut, a shifting kitty towards the star of you floating across a constellation of tattoo, the firmament. I am firmly. I am yours. Heenayni, Here I Am. Here I am, God. … Continue reading

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