149 October, 2009

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The Death of Bunny Munro By Nick Cave

Issue No. 149 ~ October, 2009

"The Death of Bunny Munro should carry an EXPLICIT warning too, but the provocative cover art may similarly protect readers from being too surprised. Ironically, it's the depth - not the in-your-face shallowness - of the book that is the real jack in the box."

The Other

Issue No. 149 ~ October, 2009

"The present volume celebrates Dana's age — in all its meanings — with simple reminiscences delivered with gravity and grace, the poems' speakers conversationally guiding us through recollections when on the beach, in the mountains, abroad in Europe and, his favorite setting, around his Iowa home...."

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Talking Houses

Issue No. 149 ~ October, 2009

"When I'm in a conspiracy theory mood I argue ducts. I deconstruct the entire house. I blame landlords, realtors, architects, HVAC people, town planners, and mice. There is no telling how high up this thing goes. These are long days."

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Honeymooners Marathon

Issue No. 149 ~ October, 2009

"Can you hear me, Mom?" She stares straight back into my eyes, but I can tell her gaze has turned inward now. She might be dreaming once again, as her chest rises with the effort of another shallow breath. As I wait for her head to nod or simply tilt forward beneath the blue bandana, enclosed in the merciful respite of sleep, words well up inside me...