My My Emily Dickinson

Meg Shevenock
June 5, 2015
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Last week I finally visited Emily Dickinson’s house, a place that had haunted me as though I’d been there before but couldn’t recall the wallpaper, and couldn’t let go of trying to know exactly the windowsills’ height, or the creak on…


Cody Walker
May 31, 2015
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Not too long ago, a couple moved into a house near mine. They have a son named Walter who’s maybe two years old—and, as of a few weeks ago, they have another son named George. I don’t know them at…

Poetry and Chess

Amit Majmudar
May 30, 2015
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  I was perusing YouTube for new movie trailers, as I do sometimes in between cases at work. Confession: I never intend to go watch the flick unless it’s a new Bond or new Star Wars, since the trailers are usually…

Making (and [the Next]) Generation

Dora Malech
May 30, 2015
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This March, Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation, edited by Brett Fletcher Lauer and Lynn Melnick, was published under the imprint of “Viking Books for Young Readers.” In this case, “young” does not mean readers of…

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