Category Archives: From the Archives

FROM THE ARCHIVES: “The Letter” by Maia ten Brink (2012)

The boy who had found a cricket in the corner of the car
held it against his chest, breathed to it a happy lie—
A nameless child among nameless children
held it against his chest, breathed to it a happy lie. Continue reading

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: “Ms. Myra” by Lorenzo Laing (2013)

Ms. Myra doesn’t take disrespect from anybody. Not her kids, not her lovers, not her friends, not the mailman, not the President of the United States. And she especially doesn’t take kindly to the disrespect of those “who didn’t do nothin’ to deserve no foolishness from other people.” Continue reading

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Interview with Jonathan Safran Foer (2004)

“I’m always curious about what an author looks like. I guess I wish I weren’t, and of course I know in my heart that it doesn’t matter at all. I think it’s not a bad curiosity – I don’t need authors of the books I love to be good-looking. I just want to feel a connection with them.” Continue reading

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: “The Last Day” by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1917)

This midnight I aspire
To see, mirrored among the embers, curled
In flame, the splendor and the sadness of the world. Continue reading

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