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Varia

Varia – Poem Philip Salom Varia I’s happening in bedrooms like another style, slow anticipation, like someone rolling cigarettes on the shape of it. There’s a form of it in boardrooms collectively, in studios. On advertising floors they plan it past the possible, they make this echo-chamber sounding like your own if you’re a fool, […]

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“Making His Muscles Work For Himself”: An Interview with David Henry Hwang

“Making His Muscles Work For Himself”: An Interview with David Henry Hwang – Asian-American playwright Bonnie Lyons Raised in a wealthy Los Angeles suburb by a first generation, Chinese American fundamentalist Christian family, David Henry Hwang wrote and directed his first play, F.O.B. (slang for “fresh off the boat”), which explores the tensions within and […]

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A Voice in the Belly

A Voice in the Belly – extract from the novel by Terri-ann White Terri-Ann White Borough of Portsmouth The Jurors for our Lady the Queen upon their oath present that Carl Dollman per se Guilty late of the Parish of Portsea within the Borough of Portsea with the Borough of Portsmouth Labourer and Teoder Kiakauer […]

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Sister – poem

Sister – poem – Outside the Lines: New Dutch and Flemish Writing Charles Ducal Did she know, did she know that I, that you and I every night, that we with each other, that we when everyone slept, you waited in the dark till I and I still only your breath, didn’t we hear, but […]

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Days in Punjab, 1960-1967 – poem

Days in Punjab, 1960-1967 – poem – Web Chapbook Issue: www.webdelsol.com/tlr/ Reetika Vazirani The sanseviera plants were vicious and hardy along the bricks in front. And when relatives visited, my mother-in-law’s tongue was quick to the point. In the dining room, lotus floated in a bowl; and when they wilted, we took our time removing […]

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Covenant

Covenant – Short Story Val Vinokurov “Also I give to you and your descendants the land in which you are a stranger … and you shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskins and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and you.” (Genesis 17) When I was a teenager growing […]

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C.J. Cherryh’s Fiction

C.J. Cherryh’s Fiction Burton Raffel Consider, first, a novel about a thirty-seven-year-old ship’s crew-woman, thrown up on the beach by an economic squeeze, unemployed and unemployable because unwilling to change a way of life that simply does not exist on shore. She has been left in a dying port, where ships seldom dock and those […]

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“Don’t I know you?”: an interview with Gina Berriault

“Don’t I know you?”: an interview with Gina Berriault – Interview Bonnie Lyons Gina Berriault has been writing stories, novels, and screenplays for more than three decades. Best known and most honored as a short story writer, she has published two volumes of stories, The Mistress and Other Stories (1965) and The Infinite Passion of […]

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At Home in My Shoes

At Home in My Shoes – Poem Terry Mcdonagh Even without shoes, clays on the school road were not unkind to my feet, but I still stuck to the margins. The master’s car fighting the hill told us the time and kept our tiny faces taut. I renounce thee satan! Pride comes before the fall, […]

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Antonio Machado, Border of a Dream: Selected Poems

Antonio Machado, Border of a Dream: Selected Poems William Zander Antonio Machado, Border of a Dream: Selected Poems. Translated by Willis Barnstone. Washington: Copper Canyon Press, 2004. Today, Antonio Machado is acknowledged as the greatest Spanish poet of the twentieth century, even by readers of English who, for a long time, would have awarded Garcia […]