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Elegy with Lemon Trees and a Vision of God by Colby Cotton

by JHow August 11, 2017

Elegy with Lemon Trees and a Vision of God It was just as likely you were making love to God in a long column of shade, that He drove your [...]

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Sweat of Thy Face by Emilia Phillips

by JHow August 8, 2017

Sweat of Thy Face For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft —1 Samuel 15:23 When Mrs. Oake put her chubby sneakered feet on the desk, the grey muumuu slid [...]

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New Palmyra by Emily Jaeger

by JHow August 3, 2017

Editorial intern Brian Czyzyk on today’s bonus poem: “New Palmyra” is a poem of dichotomies. In carefully constructed couplets, Emily Jaeger combines poetry of place with portraiture. What emerges is [...]

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Slipping by Carolyn Orosz

by JHow July 27, 2017

Slipping I wheel the body through the vet-hospital. She is all limbs. Baby-thing. It’s the beginning of the poem now so something has to happen. Warm, soft enough still for [...]

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Mystery Schools by Jane-Rebecca Cannarella

by JHow July 24, 2017

Mystery Schools When gods didn’t have bodies, humans gave human emotions and human desires to the rain, and the dark, and the way that dust particles looked in the light [...]

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Still Life by Brenda Miller and Lee Gulyas

by JHow July 20, 2017

Still Life When my cat was alive, and even days before her death, she brought in dead or half-dead creatures for my perusal. She lay them at my feet—their animal [...]

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Ray Ventre Nonfiction Prize Winners!

by JHow July 10, 2017

Passages North is thrilled to announce the winner of this year’s Ray Ventre Nonfiction Prize*! We had a fantastic selection of entries this year, with over 130 pieces that ranged [...]

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Elinor Benedict Poetry Prize Winners!

by JHow June 26, 2017

Thank you to every one of you who submitted your work for this year’s Elinor Benedict Poetry Prize. Passages North received over 180 submissions to the contest this year, and [...]

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Writers on Writing #121: Jessica Cuello and Jenna Le

by JHow June 19, 2017

When Writers Interview Each Other Note from the editors: Some readers may know Jessica Cuello’s poetry from her recent collection Hunt, which won The 2016 Washington Prize, and Jenna Le’s [...]

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I Am Pretending to be Something I Am by Tyler Barton

by JHow June 13, 2017

I Am Pretending to Be Something I Am Since he was sixteen, my son and I have been playing this game I call Empathy Chicken. It’s a little like a [...]

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