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A poem, by Galway Kinnell

The Dead Shall Be Raised Incorruptible 1 A piece of flesh gives offsmoke in the field– carrion,caput mortuum,orts,pelf,fenks,sordes,gurry dumped from hospital trashcans. Lieutenant!This corpse will not stop burning! 2 “That you Captain? Sure,sure I remember–I still hear youlecturing at me on the intercom, Keep your guns up, Burnsie!and then screaming, Stop shooting, Read more…

By Chelsea Biondolillo, ago
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Reporting from P-town

Since Sunday evening, I’ve been in residence at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown MA, thanks to a generous scholarship. My class this week is being taught by Joanne Dugan and it’s called “The Photograph and The Word: Showing what you can’t always see.” I’ve been inspired by the Read more…

By Chelsea Biondolillo, ago
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Today’s run

On today’s run, I was not bitten by a deerfly. On today’s run, I was briefly distracted early on by a variable oak leaf caterpillar. On today’s run, I saw a kingfisher and an American goldfinch and  possibly a scarlet tanager–but it was quite a bit ahead of me, so Read more…

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Anecdote/Antidote

In which our heroine bangs her head against the wall again and expects it not to hurt, again. “Art isn’t anecdote. It’s the consciousness we bring to bear on our lives.” ~ Cheryl Strayed as Dear Sugar I’ve been trying to really think hard on this one. What is the Read more…

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Storyteller

It is nearly impossible to get through a conversation with me without hearing a number of tangential stories about people I (have) know(n), places I’ve been, things I’ve read or learned, or experiences I’ve had. Sometimes, I get back to the original story I was telling and sometimes I don’t. Read more…

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AWP Saturday

It’s all over but the long lines at hotel checkout, the cab stands, and the airport.  On Saturday, I went to three panels. I rounded out the last of my (always) excessive book fair purchases. I said hello and tried to talk meaningfully with a few people I hadn’t yet Read more…

By Chelsea Biondolillo, ago