Month: July 2017

Suddenly last year

  Sudden by Nick Flynn   If it had been a heart attack, the newspaper might have used the word massive, as if a mountain range had opened inside her, but instead   it used the word suddenly, a light coming on   in an empty room. The telephone   fell from my shoulder, a […]


From sheep to shopper

A Jacquard Shawl by Ted Kooser A pattern of curly acanthus leaves, and woven into one corner in blue block letters half an inch tall: MADE FROM WOOL FROM SHEEP KILLED BY DOGS. 1778. As it is with jacquards, the design reverses to gray on blue when you turn it over, and the words run […]