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Secrets in the Landscape

Secrets in the Landscape

by Cathy Herbert

The day he went into the hospital that last time, he told me he was not at all afraid of death. He did not believe in God.

I Have to Catch Fish so Jason Can Get Married

I Have to Catch Fish so Jason Can Get Married

by Matthew Sullivan

Jason has four children all born from different mothers. Child support will glean most of what he makes this fishing season. Does he know that? I won’t tell him.

Pornography and Poetry

Pornography and Poetry

by Isabella David

“Nymph, in thy orisons be all my sins remembr’d” has always seemed to me the most perfect pickup line, although it didn’t work so well on Ophelia.

Backspace

Backspace

by Tracy Harris

We used typewriters decades ago, and carbon paper and different colors of white-out. If we made a mistake we could correct not just the original letter but each carbon copy as well, in the correct color.

Things I Did Not Learn From Dead White Male Authors

Things I Did Not Learn From Dead White Male Authors

by Jennifer Zobair

I have loved books by white, male authors. I have stayed up all night with them, avoided studying for the bar exam with them, sought refuge from broken hearts or unrealized dreams with them.

The Three Graces of Ana Lydia Vega

The Three Graces of Ana Lydia Vega

by Alison McMahan

Recently my husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary, spending the day at the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, originally a palatial Miami home built in 1916 by industrialist John Deering.

Memories of David Foster Wallace

Memories of David Foster Wallace

Following is a transcript of a memorial service held for David Foster Wallace on 26 October 2008 at Underwood Park in Normal, Illinois.

Fireside
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