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Here is Mr. Frog again! This time, he is not a misfit in our world, because we, humans, are not that friendly to animals after all, and like to impose judgments on these creatures who have a penchant for relishing insects. As a kid, I got overly excited when I spotted all kinds of animals […]

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In a summer poetry seminar I attended, I inadvertently found out that one of rooms in the poetry cottages is haunted when I was having lunch with peer poets. One poet joked that the ghost might touch the occupants tenderly at night.  I have only seen the exterior of the poetry cottage while my peers […]

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I’ve grown suspicious of framing any sort of disagreement as war. Hyperbole and metaphors are nothing new to the poet and Internet lurker. But equating events to armed conflict that aims to or finds it acceptable to extinguish lives is often an act of excessive force. Like war and its weapons become spectacle for worship, onlookers grow to glorify the […]

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These are the facts. We have survived the first quarter of this year. Some people would call the time period we currently occupy ‘Spring.’ Yet the Winter cold refuses to leave us, clings and slashes with windy hooks. What have we done to deserve this? Is it the narcissist, human-centric idea that draws ire? Is […]

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I don’t know how to swim. My early childhood at the local indoor pool instilled a fear of the burning sensation when water fills my nostrils. Even to this day I feel I must pinch my nose if I were to submerge my head below a surface. As a result, one of my fantastic fears is […]

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How often do you write? That’s a question I would rather not answer. How do you write? Now that’s something I can tackle. I look for things that sound odd. Listen for stuff that looks weird. The other day when I was in the airport the PA system was looking for a McKenna Reed, asking […]

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Step right up for your favorite time of the year, excluding bedtime and time to rock. That’s right, it’s time to get up close and personal with the metaphorically hottest writers in America (or at least Indiana). These word wielders will be reading work that’s too fresh and steamy for the general public (at least […]

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The idea of the Renaissance man has captured my imagination since the first time I heard of it, flitting in and out of my mind every now and then during idle moments. Removes a malignant tumor in the morning and completes an oil painting of the patient by lunch. Cooks a authentic Italian pizza made […]

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  Float a boat. Wear a hat. Bloom a flower. A little origami never hurt anyone. My favorite was the frog. You would hold and release its posterior and it would jump, nothing like the amphibian it was modeled after, but it still sailed through the air and there’s no challenging that fact. What use are […]

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Aesthetic, Ideas and Kyle Muntz

Sometimes I wonder, why couldn’t I have been a fictional character? My clumsy use of English would be replaced with a language of snappy, snarky lines in response to other silvery tongues. Even if I were forced to stammer or say something foolish, at least it would have been intentional. There would be no more […]

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