Placement Test

Cody Walker
September 1, 2016
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A few days ago, at breakfast with friends, someone brought up the name of an Ypsilanti coffee shop I hadn’t thought about in a while. Oh, I thought, I wrote “Cradle Song” there—the poem that ended up being the opening…

Goodbye, World Not Ending

Rosebud Ben-Oni
August 31, 2016
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“i am the nightbreaker. i shouldn’t go to bed without singing.” ― Sheila Maldonado, “break night song“   Goodbye, summer. Goodbye, multiple showers we’ve taken due to midnight walks in a month-long heat wave, when there’s no sun to heat the concrete beneath our…

Is Grief a Waiting

Rosebud Ben-Oni
August 26, 2016
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You hear the strange cricket in the oven sing, and ask what it sings.   This is what it sings.     —Frank Bidart, “The Third Hour of the Night”   Is grief a bridge? There are a million things…

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