Risen from Sawdust and Sweat (and Maybe Snow): A Review of Adam Schuitema’s Haymaker

by JHow June 16, 2016

by Michael Berry One Friday night during my first winter in Marquette, some fellow graduate students and I braved a snowstorm for post-reading beers at a dive bar that more [...]

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We Can Never Be Brothers by Dahlia Seroussi

by JHow June 2, 2016

Associate poetry editor deziree a. brown on today’s bonus poem: “We Can Never Be Brothers” is both hypnotic and reflective, grounding us in the body while a murky world unfolds [...]

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The Quiz and the Pledge by JoAnna Novak

by JHow May 20, 2016

Managing editor Matt Weinkam on today’s bonus fiction: Please, I beg you, read “The Quiz and the Pledge” out loud. Few stories are so rich with sound or crafted with [...]

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Our Bodies, Our Archives by Barrie Jean Borich

by JHow May 17, 2016

She wears her hair in a tall blond beehive. The first time I saw the documentary, I couldn’t stop staring, the freckles barely visible under her face powder, the unflinching [...]

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Notes from Crew Quarters–Summer Is Here!

by Ben Kinney May 13, 2016

  We at the Passages North office have officially been on summer break for a few weeks now! To celebrate, we had our editors finish the following statement: “You know [...]

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Weekend Out by Kyle Ellingson

by JHow May 10, 2016

Associate fiction editor Ben Kinney on today’s bonus story: Kyle Ellingson’s “Weekend Out” isn’t a word longer than it needs to be, but the story is stunning in the sheer [...]

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Notes from Crew Quarters–Writing Recipes

by Ben Kinney April 22, 2016

This week, we asked our editors: What recipe best describes your current writing project? John LaPine Associate Editor, Creative Nonfiction Ishpeming, Michigan Stir fry. Sara Ryan Associate Editor, Poetry Ann [...]

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So Open My Heart Hurts: A Review of Sarah Vap’s Viability

by JHow April 20, 2016

by Sarah Bates Where there is no love, put abstract animals. Where there is no love, put lipstick. Put mascara. Put lipstick down the throat of a rat.* Where there [...]

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Blue by Mehrnoosh Torbatnejad

by JHow April 19, 2016

Spoken-word poetry editor Jacqueline Boucher on today’s poem: Mehrnoosh Torbatnejad’s poem, like the color it embodies, resists being classified as just one thing. On the page, and in Torbatnejad’s hypnotic [...]

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Blue by Mehrnoosh Torbatnejad (transcript)

by JHow April 18, 2016

[Listen to a spoken-word version of Blue here.] Blue He tells me, I see you rock a lot of blue, pointing to the icy glitter painted on my eyelids, blue [...]

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