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A stack of vintage televisions displaying static channels

The Back Catalog

By Jim Speese Songs were in his head. Constantly. It was a problem and he supposed it wasn’t unique. Given the hegemonic presence of advertising jingles and TV show themes and music pumped into grocery stores and pharmacies and hospitals, it seemed quite likely that the fact that songs constantly…

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moon and stars

Poem to Sew into My Family Tapestry

By Alec Montalvo I don’t know about the others,       but my Grandma once             told me how God stares       back at us through the starsand when they fall, or runacross the night sky, it means       you might have done something             wrong. So follow it up       with three Hail Marysand get to…

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An overhead view of a neighborhood.

Mulch Mound

by Alec Montalvo There used to be a mulch mound here. From out my kitchen window, I’d see teens coming into the clearing, emerging from the brushes,  carrying snowboards under one arm,  brown paper bagged bottles of booze in the opposite hand, smack in the middle of summertime. They’d get…

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