THE SIREN – ISSUE #2

Poetry Andy Blakemore – “Disneyworld Sutra” & “Three Tendencies” Alex Guarco – “To Chop a Tree to Tap It Through” Amanda Hellberg – “the men are all alive today” Varun Nayar – “Translucencies” Kara Schmieg – “To Be Born”  

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THE SIREN – ISSUE #2

Poetry Andy Blakemore – “Disneyworld Sutra” & “Three Tendencies” Alex Guarco – “To Chop a Tree to Tap It Through” Amanda Hellberg – “the men are all alive today” Varun Nayar – “Translucencies” Kara Schmieg – “To Be Born”  

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An Interview With Kate Greenstreet

Kate Greenstreet’s latest book Young Tambling was published by Ahsahta Press last year. Her previous books are The Last 4 Things and case sensitive, also with Ahsahta. Her new work can be found in Waxwing, Denver Quarterly, Everyday Genius, Sugar

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An Interview With Kate Greenstreet

Kate Greenstreet’s latest book Young Tambling was published by Ahsahta Press last year. Her previous books are The Last 4 Things and case sensitive, also with Ahsahta. Her new work can be found in Waxwing, Denver Quarterly, Everyday Genius, Sugar

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Andy Blakemore— “Disneyworld Sutra” & “Three Tendencies”

Disneyworld Sutra Thus have I heard- Of the Ten Thousand Families: whose hands were weakened and bellies widened, who came to this world we now occupy, and through no fault of their own began to devour it. Their teeth were

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Andy Blakemore— “Disneyworld Sutra” & “Three Tendencies”

Disneyworld Sutra Thus have I heard- Of the Ten Thousand Families: whose hands were weakened and bellies widened, who came to this world we now occupy, and through no fault of their own began to devour it. Their teeth were

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Kara Schmieg— “To Be Born”

To be Born   Genesis 1:2 – the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.   I. I fall in the Dead Sea my

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Kara Schmieg— “To Be Born”

To be Born   Genesis 1:2 – the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.   I. I fall in the Dead Sea my

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Patrick Thomas Henry— “Old Miss Mirabelle is Dead”

  I. Tuesday, 10 June 2008 10:23 a.m. Just one moment of rest, the old woman told herself. Miss Mirabelle staked the stainless steel digger into the drought-blighted ground of her flower patch; she intended to rest, for just a

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Patrick Thomas Henry— “Old Miss Mirabelle is Dead”

  I. Tuesday, 10 June 2008 10:23 a.m. Just one moment of rest, the old woman told herself. Miss Mirabelle staked the stainless steel digger into the drought-blighted ground of her flower patch; she intended to rest, for just a

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Andrew Genova— “Breakfast on Europa”

  When Doug reached his hand into the back of the freezer he didn’t know what he was expecting to find, but he certainly wasn’t expecting to discover a frozen stool sample, especially since he was the only man living

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Andrew Genova— “Breakfast on Europa”

  When Doug reached his hand into the back of the freezer he didn’t know what he was expecting to find, but he certainly wasn’t expecting to discover a frozen stool sample, especially since he was the only man living

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Alex Guarco— “To Chop a Tree to Tap It Through”

To Chop a Tree to Tap It Through   I heard they had plans to build bombs out back behind the old maple syrup mill or, perhaps just our stick figures held with duct tape.   She used her palm

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Alex Guarco— “To Chop a Tree to Tap It Through”

To Chop a Tree to Tap It Through   I heard they had plans to build bombs out back behind the old maple syrup mill or, perhaps just our stick figures held with duct tape.   She used her palm

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Clare Boerigter— “The Peaks”

“The hotshot firefighters are the genetic freaks of nature,” says Greg, or maybe it’s Chet, possibly Vince. “These real real big guys. Always first on a wildfire, just work like crazy.” Two quick beats of silence on the telephone line..

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Clare Boerigter— “The Peaks”

“The hotshot firefighters are the genetic freaks of nature,” says Greg, or maybe it’s Chet, possibly Vince. “These real real big guys. Always first on a wildfire, just work like crazy.” Two quick beats of silence on the telephone line..

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Varun Nayar— “Translucencies”

Translucencies tonight, these hands are estuaries of ink, dark as bravery. her voice, then, is overflowing somewhere her sandstorm eyes – languages of brown painted on old pupils. copper skinned ballerina blinds me with her rivered hair falling despondently off

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Varun Nayar— “Translucencies”

Translucencies tonight, these hands are estuaries of ink, dark as bravery. her voice, then, is overflowing somewhere her sandstorm eyes – languages of brown painted on old pupils. copper skinned ballerina blinds me with her rivered hair falling despondently off

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Amanda Hellberg— “the men are all alive today”

the men are all alive today   The men are all alive today, one was whistling in the grocery store. I imagined following him around, getting close to smell his cologne, the scent of his skin alive, the small hairs

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Amanda Hellberg— “the men are all alive today”

the men are all alive today   The men are all alive today, one was whistling in the grocery store. I imagined following him around, getting close to smell his cologne, the scent of his skin alive, the small hairs

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