Book Reviews

Timothy Parfitt Reviews Rob Halpern’s book Weak Link

Weak Link Rob Halpern Atelos, $12.95 200 pages Weak Link is a collection of odds and ends from poet and essayist Rob Halpern, some of which didn’t make it into his previous books, some of which have been expanded upon or updated, and others…

March 10, 2020
Essays

Susan Nash

Leaving A Trace   Last week I learned that my fingerprints are disappearing.  I was standing on the X outlined in pink tape on the floor, pressing the four fingers of my right hand onto the glass.  The tech nodded her head. “Yep,” she…

March 10, 2020
Essays

Naomi Washer

With Bruno   In my first memory of life, which I recall as both observer and observed, I am four years old and waiting in the wings. I am waiting for my cue to burst out onto the stage. I can feel the heat…

March 10, 2020
Essays

Michelle Menting

Segues Sealed   It’s the holiday, but the bird is gone. Breadcrumb stuffing goes on to explore new stomach linings. After the table is cleared, plates scraped, plates stacked, I take the stairs, walk down to the basement floor. Down there: photographs, webbed and mature, glass shards giving…

March 10, 2020
Essays

Patrick Thornton

Pineapple   Dear JonBenét, Did you ever notice how in the grocery store checkout line tabloids are always put at just the right height for children to see them? Adults have to look down to see a tabloid, and may not notice if they’re…

March 10, 2020
Essays

Michael Dean Clark

Precautionary Tales One of the strangest side-effects of fatherhood is this: I often find myself in an awkward space where memories of my own childhood injuries mingle uncomfortably with those of my children. Through the prism of memory, mine are anecdotes crafted around the…

March 10, 2020