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Rookie Report: Terry Kennedy and Courtney McDermott

Terry Kennedy | New River Breakdown | Unicorn Press October 2013 Just past June and our old dog is swimming the slow summer waters of this ancient river; both of them gliding with a natural ease that defies their age, the intent and purpose of their separate journeys. Closing my eyes, I can’t help but

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November 1, 2013

Rookie Report: Abby Geni and Jérémie Dres

Abby Geni | The Last Animal | Counterpoint Press | October 2013 At the age of thirty-one, I moved in with my mother. This was not entirely my fault. My apartment building was about to go condo, and I could no longer afford the rent. My lanky, bookish boyfriend took a job in Florida and

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October 25, 2013

Rookie Report: Tessa Mellas and Dominique Townshend

Tessa Mellas | Lungs Full of Noise | University of Iowa Press | October 2013 And now Mary Lou is thinking about body parts missing, and she loses her breath and a shiver crawls through her toes. She panics: where is his arm? She panics like a mother who misplaces a child while shopping. Where

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October 18, 2013

Rookie Report: Karen Dietrich

The Girl Factory Globe Pequot Press October, 2013 Ever since we learned how to write in cursive, I see serifs everywhere. I’m left-handed, so I’m taught to slant my paper and hold my pencil in a certain way. Lefthanders are notorious for sloppy penmanship, but not me. Mrs. Swan praises my daily writing exercises. My

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October 11, 2013

Rookie Report: TJ Jarrett

Ain’t No Grave New Issues Press September, 2013 Lazarus Imagine his surprise, disoriented in the dark and damp of the tomb—  all alone, all at once. Hadn’t he quit the flesh, wearied of Martha’s nagging, don’t bother yourself Lazarus, don’t strain yourself Lazarus, and his sister Mary’s muffled cries? Then the knock. Then the calling

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October 4, 2013

Rookie Report: John Vigna

Bull Head Arsenal Pulp Press September, 2012 They come with the rest of the treeplanters like a caravan of gypsies borne on a skiff, bobbing on the swells of the inlet across the black chop in the morning rain. The boat rocks and pitches on whitecaps as deadheads drift past. They grip the hard wooden

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September 27, 2013

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