Total Oblivion

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Skinny Dipping

Long-listed for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and finalist for the Crawford Award. Title short story listed for the 2000 O. Henry award.

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Futures, Options, and Swaps (the weblog of Alan DeNiro)

I had students pair up for this poetry exercise. It turned out extremely well, I think-everyone had novel solutions to work against the grain of the couplets (this isn’t anti-Pope, btw. Pope rocks. Pope would be, to paraphrase Atmosphere, bigger than guns and cigarettes if he were alive today). Here is a poem by one of the pairs:

Then build a New, or act it in a Plain.�offend in Artsby a Love to PartsOne glaring carmine Chaos and wild Pileof wit;�� spit�� depositPoets like Painters; the nakedNature and the Living Grace,������� Some thingwhose Lies convinc'd at Sight we findThat gives us backthe Imageof our Mind: As bodies materialize through������� ������� Excess of Blood.Words are like Alexander Pope;False Eloquence,and still

-Leslie Matton-Flynn and Kathy Peterson

Mon, July 28 2003 » Poetry

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