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Postcards from Rachel, Abroad. essay by David Shields

Hi, David. Here I am in Geneva. The Swiss have the second-largest standing army in the world. They can mobilize their entire force in less than 30 minutes. All men … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Poem by Mark Rudman

ELEGY FOR RACHEL WETZSTEON 1 I just read that a woman, poet, and friend, younger than I, had committed an impossible act. Something to do with that old standard, unrequited … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dudu Politics. Letter from Rome by Anna Maria Cossiga

Stories and anecdotes on Berlusconi are countless; and they are said to be true or false depending on who’s telling them. The last one goes that he went to the … Continue reading

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Two poems by Matthew Putman

Synaptic Melody Microscopic divisions bringing unity In morning of strange serenity. Bitterness sweet, same of the cold As a warmness flows. A reassuring spa through veins, our soul? Unsure. Cerebral … Continue reading

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