Additional Selections from This Issue

Making a Case for the Letter by Jim Daniels

I opened the October envelope from Linden, Michigan / where my old friend Dave James resides with his wife Debbie / who I haven’t seen in twenty years though I did attend their wedding /

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For Those Who Drive on Bad Tires by Mary Christine Delea

I believe in the power of rubber and air pressure, / metal and plastic and paint working / together to force two tons to go / and I know when I see you—a bit wobbly or skewed, / shaky or bald,

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The Revision of Something Imagined by George Looney

If memory is the backfire of a used Pontiac, and the current owner has confused a street he’s never been down for the one where his wife has woken from a troubled dream to get the coffee going and y

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A Landscape by Peter Ramos

Old enough but not quaint: the pink or aqua-blue rancher with roadside pool. Eleven white doors and windows and air-conditioning units in a row, an ice-maker, exhausted, in back of the manager’s offic

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Several Mornings While Running the Dark Streets by Tara Bray

I caught sight of the opossum, pale and visible, / moving along the hedges of the yard, / its strange light edging into me, / a sort of light in which I lost track of silence, /

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An Interview with Michael Martone

Amy Wright for Zone 3: Edmund Jabès says it is not the bird that is free but the flower. When in your life have you felt the most free? Michael Martone: When I was trapped on an island. The island w

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Keyboarding by Ander Monson

The story I like to tell about my keyboarding class in high school (formerly typing, but everything had to be updated for what school administrators thought of as our future lives in which things like

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An Interview with Ander Monson

Amy Wright for Zone 3: You mention in Neck Deep and Other Predicaments, that Michael Martone sends you periodic postcards. What has your friendship with him taught you? Ander Monson: For Martone I'm

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