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Summer Stories: ‘Red Zone’ by Ben Goldfarb

Hank went down to the dock before dawn. Dirty spring snow lingered along the cobble path that led from cabin to lakeshore. The mist hung so thick that he heard the canoe before he saw it, the rhythmic clunk of aluminum on wood.

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American Life in Poetry: ‘Stolen Glances’

UPDATED: Sat., July 18, 2020

When I look in a mirror, I try to compose my face so that it is at its best, but it’s a face that beyond my bathroom gets supplanted by all the more homely faces I carry out into the world. John Thornberg is a Minnesota poet, but here’s a poem of his that reflects upon all of us everywhere.

What Jim Carrey realized when he thought he had 10 minutes to live

UPDATED: Sat., July 4, 2020

In Jim Carrey’s new semi-autobiographical novel, “Memoirs and Misinformation,” there are flying saucers and a fire-bombing on Rodeo Drive, apocalyptic fires devouring Malibu and a mega-budget Hungry Hungry Hippos movie written by Kenneth Lonergan.

3 Minute Mic returns to Auntie’s via Zoom

Every First Friday of the month, some of the city's best writers would congregate at Auntie's Bookstore for 3 Minute Mic. The open mic event allowed established writers and new voices to share their work, three minutes at a time, to the audience. 

Ten books to read in July

UPDATED: Thu., July 2, 2020

The best thing about social distancing? You have a valid excuse to stay home and read. Of course, some establishments are reopening, and that includes bookstores. Patronize them when you can and remember to wear a mask when you do. You’ll want to be safe and courteous as you check out July’s bumper crop of new titles.

Locally Writ: Local poet Irv Broughton releases two latest poetry collections

Spokane Falls Community College professor Irv Broughton’s latest poetry collections, “Feilding the Cap Cod Past” and “The Fires of Tangerine,” are filled with memories from his east coast childhood. “Harvesting the past,” Broughton looks back on the many adventures of his idyllic adolescence and the writers he met along the way. 

American Life in Poetry: ‘Lip’

Karla Huston, Wisconsin’s poet laureate in 2017 and 2018, lives in Appleton. She’s published several books and chapbooks and does the good work of reviewing poetry for various journals.
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A look at the career of Sandra Tsing Loh

Author, essayist, comedian, radio commentator, (deep breath) musician and performance artist Sandra Tsing Loh just published her sixth book of edgy, modern-woman essays — seven, if you count her 1996 novel. Here’s a look at her unusual and remarkable career:

Spokane Poetry Slam honors Black voices

In solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, the Spokane Poetry Slam will be hosting their monthly virtual slam on June 18 with a few vital changes. Though the performances will be open to all for viewing, the sign-up sheet will only be open to Black poets and creators.

Swedish Thoracic Surgery: Partners in patient care

 (Courtesy Bergman Draper Oslund Udo)

Matt Bergman knows the pain and anger that patients with mesothelioma feel.