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A Review of SUMMER SOLSTICE by Nina MacLaughlin

A Review of SUMMER SOLSTICE by Nina MacLaughlin

“What’s the start of summer for you, the signal that it’s here?” Nina MacLaughlin asks in her book-length essay Summer Solstice, published by Black Sparrow Press. And with that invitation the reader’s imagination is kindled, fueled by the flush of inquiries that follow: “Is it the last day of school? The lilacs or the day lilies? First sleep with the windows open?”

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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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How I See the Humans

How I See the Humans

Gretchen VanWormer grew up in Burlington, Vermont. The essay above will be included in her forthcoming chapbook, How I See The Humans, published by CutBank Books. Other essays and stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Brevity, The Pinch, DIAGRAM, The Laurel Review, The Los Angeles Review, Zone 3, The Collagist, and PANK. She lives in Washington, DC, and teaches writing at American University.

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Betty

Betty whose parents adopted her and drank wine from silver bags chilled in cardboard boxes. Betty who got greeting cards from them every month with cash inside.

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Two Poems

Two Poems

ANGIE MACRI’s recent work appears in cream city review and Moon City Review. Her chapbook Fear Nothing of the Future or the Past is available from Finishing Line Press.

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Two Poems

Two Poems

HEATHER ALTFIELD‘s recent and forthcoming publications include poetry in Narrative Magazine, North American Review, Pleiades, Poetry Northwest, ZYZZYVA, Superstition Review, Rattle, The Squaw Valley Review, The New Guard, and others.

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Nearest

Nearest

  In the approximate center of our bed my wife folds her brother’s shirts and his washcloths, and she asks me what I think one sees inside men’s heads. I haven’t seen much, I tell her. But the truth is I once saw in my own head a cottage I used to inhabit in Faro...

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The Symbolic Coast

The Symbolic Coast

CHRISTOPHER SHAW is a former editor of Adirondack Life, and author of Sacred Monkey River: A Canoe Trip with the Gods. He teaches writing at Middlebury College. “The Symbolic Coast” is from his work-in-progress, The Source.

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