Monthly Archives: March 2014

Finding a story in a painting

Artist: Marie Gerard Polley What story do you find in this painting. There are dozens lurking there in the reeds, calling from the center, from what I call the “vortex” that has pulled me in from the moment my mother … Continue reading

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The Disappearance

(Note: This story was previously published in “The Lake Street Review”, Number  6, Winter, 1979.)   The day was a hot and cloudless, much like the many that had preceded and have followed it. I was sitting in my living roo, … Continue reading

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Family

Family talking all around me in Japanese. I listen then read and take notes, listening to the sounds their voices make in the silence. — Kushiro, at Shigeru’s, December 5, 2007

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