Mouth, Part 2

Pablo Tanguay
October 31, 2014
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Of my pleasures, the sweetest might be waking with my children. When I was maybe 21, I read The Clown, by Heinrich Boll. For a long time, I kept a copy of it. When my then-wife broke things off and…

Human Existence

T Clutch Fleischmann
October 31, 2014
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Toward the beginning of the recent sci-fi film Lucy, Morgan Freeman gives an impassioned faux-scientific speech to assembled neurology experts. He posits what might happen if humans could use the entirety of our brainpower, and as enraptured scientists raise their…

Boo

Cody Walker
October 31, 2014
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It’s Halloween; let’s light the cauldron. Shakespeare’s weird sisters, when making their hell-broth, tossed in “Eye of newt and toe of frog, / Wool of bat and tongue of dog”—and, as my young daughter likes to say, “Hey, that rhymes.”…

But is it an essay? Last Address

T Clutch Fleischmann
October 31, 2014
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jan my jan even blindfolded i would find my way to you around this evergreen cemetery -Assotto Saint, “The Language of Dust” It’s time for Round 2 of “But is it an essay?” In this series, I ask writers and…

100 Berrymans

Cody Walker
October 25, 2014
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Imagine 100 different John Berrymans, in 100 different replays of the past century. They’re all born on October 25, 1914—in McAlester, in Modesto, in Madison, in Montgomery. Some are privileged, some are poor—but they all have that Berryman soul or…

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