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Walking through a fallow field,
I found an arrowhead
more lovely than I’d ever seen,
upon an earthen pedestal
not packed by rain
but sheltered by the point itself.
Caressing it, I let my mind race back to when
Fractals, by William Bradley. Lavender Ink, 2016. $16, 67 pages.
Some of the greatest problems of our current time are born of a toxic notion of masculinity—one that chooses violence as a way to resolve disputes, one that is …5
In appreciation of all the guns we shall
resurrect these watermelons from
the oblivion to which we have blown them.
In honor of all the guns we shall observe
a moment of silence.
In respect for all the guns, …1
I asked you what you wanted from all this and your jump rope
Stopped, skidded to gravel,
Your voice suddenly cold, antiseptic, marching out in blue ovals,
The braid between us
Undone, shook out in a smash of grass, an …3
As with any illegal drug, Bond came to me through a friend, my officemate at the graphic design firm where I produced diagrams for mathematics textbooks. Larry was a compact, cherub-faced man with an inappropriate mane of long, thinning blond …1
I. Kenwood, Minneapolis
As on the last several Saturday afternoons, Brian Ward, a 56-year-old illustrator of considerable local renown, was counseling his friend on how to preserve his marriage. The effort, as always, was hopeless. Ward’s friend, the hedge fund …1
All Decent Animals, by Oonya Kempadoo. FSG, 2013. $26, 272 pages.
During Carnival in Port of Spain, with loud Mama look a boo-boo tin pan, rum in everyone, close friends throw answers back and forth to the question: Where …5
Chenoo: A Novel, by Joseph Bruchac. University of Oklahoma Press, 2016. 224 pages, $17.
The detective novel has always been about the investigation for truth, built upon a narrative that seeks to uncover hidden meanings. Acclaimed Abenaki storyteller Joseph …4