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Artifacts Worth Saving

The night before Elsa left, she and her husband, Landon, discussed the difference between azure and powder blue. Decisions had to be finalized before she left to do archaeological field work in Italy: shaker style or beadboard cabinets, solid surface or subway tile countertop.

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Regrets

So many of my adult friends / have filed complaints against their fathers, / thick dossiers residing inside heavy metal cabinets / marked D for disappointment—

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Green Mountains Review, based at Northern Vermont University, is an annual, award-winning literary magazine publishing poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, literary essays, interviews, and book reviews by both well-known writers and promising newcomers.

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After the Wedding

After the Wedding

We’re 55 and just married, and I for one get embarrassed when people congratulate us too heartily, as if they see and smell our bodies, not taut but glistening with afterglow, pungent with vanilla-scented lubricant.

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Home

Home

My dumb friend touched my right nipple last night. We were in our bunk beds and he slid down and under my cover and stuck his right index finger on it. I thought an alarm would go off, but it didn’t. My friend said, “home.”

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Washoe Taught Us

Washoe Taught Us

GLENN STOWELL is the translator and editor of a volume of contemporary Chinese poetry, You Jump to Another Dream (Vagabond Press, 2012). Most recently, his translations have appeared in Poetry East/West. His poetry has recently appeared in The Tulane Review.

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Interview with Patricia Fargnoli

Interview with Patricia Fargnoli

I believe that writing poetry can be a healing act. It has to do, I think, with the act of writing itself–how it transforms nebulous thoughts, chaotic emotions into words that contain them, give them shape, clarify them. As the poet, Brendan Galvin (my first teacher) called it: “Getting the world right.”

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The Slowed-Down Season: A Review of Winter by Patricia Fargnoli

The Slowed-Down Season: A Review of Winter by Patricia Fargnoli

Gorgeous as Fargnoli’s language is, “Winter Grace” is ultimately aware of the loneliness at the heart of winter, loneliness not unlike that of James Wright’s “A Blessing,” except that for Fargnoli, solitude, oneness, is central.Gorgeous as Fargnoli’s language is, “Winter Grace” is ultimately aware of the loneliness at the heart of winter, loneliness not unlike that of James Wright’s “A Blessing,” except that for Fargnoli, solitude, oneness, is central.

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