Gouache and water color painting by J.D. 2023 My Father’s Ruler My father made his living as a commercial artist in the era when all production was…
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The resonance of material in the collages of Deborah Krall
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December 2022

He is a hideous little thing, my prince, an unfortunate monster with unnatural features. The deep red pockmarks that puncture his cheeks rhyme with the…
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Think of a poet’s library and an idyllic scene comes to mind, right? We conjure a private quiet room, walls lined with neatly arranged shelves, others…
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…
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November 2022

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
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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October 2022

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…
Recent Drawings by Julie Harrison
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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