Additional Selections from This Issue

An Interview with Brenda Miller

Amy Wright for Zone 3: Did you ever have an imaginary friend? A pet rock? A marmoset? Brenda Miller: I did have an imaginary friend when I was very young. Her name was Susan. She was always in charge

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An Interview with Christina Mengert

Amy Wright for Zone 3: What is your current relationship to fear? Christina Mengert: If I were born with a giant leech on my back, I might assume that leech is part of my body. My imagination of the

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An Interview with Rae Armantrout

Amy Wright for Zone 3: Have you ever seen a ghost? Rae Armantrout: I’ve never seen a ghost, but I’ve been haunted by the memory of my mother who died a painful death about twelve years ago. That may

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Singing in the Tree by Marilyn Steele

We must come to the end before a new beginning can come to us. —Helene Cixous Sitting in the backyard, I marvel at this unnamed plant, found on the nursery table under a sign: “For Humming

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On Tongues by Brenda Miller

I remember my mother used to order tongue at the kosher delicatessen, and I always closed my eyes when she did so; I couldn’t watch as the butcher sliced it thin. Tongue’s a delicacy, she said, delici

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Remarkable by Dinah Cox

When I was nine years old, I watched my grandfather burn down the family business, a home furnishings store called Remarkable Lamps. Arson, I suppose you’d call it, though he hardly cared about the i

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Soundings by Joan I. Siegel

Roaming this lonely neighborhood, / we launch time capsules encrypted / with diagrams of man & woman / the map of our address / binomials

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Trapped Miners ‘May Not Be Found’ by Nancy Eimers

A topic sentence can be found anywhere in a paragraph, but in the dark is there still a controlling idea? Probably everyone speculates but nobody says it out loud though it's in all the papers. I can

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The Science of Seventh Grade by Lynnell Edwards

My son is / talking and I am / typing and we / are getting all / the facts down we can / about the / Arctic Tundra. Like: / it is covered / year round / by frozen soil / called permafrost,

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Risen from the Underworld by Patricia Clark

Arranged on slabs of sedimentary rock, rough-edged, / beige-gray with umber streaks, / circle of three figures sitting upright, hold

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