My Unread Bible On my first day of kindergarten my mother took me only inside the door to the classroom. We stood together for a moment and I hesitated before going farther. Ahead of us was the crying table whose purpose I didn’t understand until some hapless child was abandoned…
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I was twelve the year I wrote The Letter. At ninety-six pages, the manuscript barely qualifies as a novel, but with unlimited adolescent humility, I put…
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A new edition of Ardengo Soffici’s Simultaneities
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A month before election day, the mail-in ballot arrives. This long lead time rightfully suggests that voting will require weeks of research work. If I…
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Jody Zellen’s People, Places, and Isolating Spaces
Ever stop to consider which office supplies invented in the last century have had the greatest impact on your life? We give the conspicuous objects of…
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Recent Drawings by Julie Harrison
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Watercolor and gouache on board, by JD. My father died in January, as peacefully as he and we could have hoped. No lingering illness preceded his death…
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