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This morning a man jumped his car over a curb and emerged—silent, stoic, a phantom, someone said, he was so ghostlike as he moved—to stab eleven people with a cleaver.
The man I love more than any other sat in his Yiddish Literature classroom, one building over from the stabbings, where just a week before... Dear Marjorie, I’m on the floor in our spot by the window playing cards with your ghost. Buildings all over the earth were shedding their clothes.
When you meet someone at twenty-one, someone eight years older and wiser, you learn the world through her eyes.
You are a blank slate, a boy who hasn’t lost enough. Her interests—nature, birds, the infinite flat of Illinois—become your interests. At the edge of the counter, on a plate and wrapped in plastic, was a single wedge of cake. You will never know me, will never know your father once professed (many times, over a few months, the way boys will) to love me, will not know the first time we made love you were in your bedroom next door sleeping, and we paused to listen when we heard you (I worried, unused to...
One of the thin iron rods had fallen from my grasp, its hardware scattering like marbles beneath the bed. Not murder, but uttering and publishing, maybe, or accidental mail fraud.
Love & Profanity by Rachael Hanel, Geoff Herbach, Kassandra Duthie, Anna Vodicka, Sarah Beth Childers, Alicia Catt, Clint Edwards, Laurie Edwards, Carrie Mesrobian, Anika Fajardo, Esther Porter, Pete Hautman, Patrick Hueller, Trisha Speed Shaskan, Joey Franklin, Kyra Anderson, Joseph Bruchac, Natalie Singer-Velush, Kwame Alexander, Dayna Evans, Kim Lozano, Alexis Wiggins, Tom Moran, Adam Rex, Aaron J Brown, Will Weaver, Patti Kim, Alison Mc Ghee, Da Chen, Jackie Buckle, Jessica Gunderson, Steve Brezenoff, Melissa Brandt, Jenna Scarbrough, Andrew C Gottlieb, Rebecca Stanborough, Melissa Cistaro, Melody L Heide, Kara Garbe Balcerzak, Jon Scieszka, Heather Sellers, Margaret Mac Innis, Kyle Minor Love & Profanity features more than forty brief, brilliant, and unforgettable true stories from writers both renowned and on the rise.The Low-Residency MFA Program at Queens University of Charlotte is an active community of experienced and emerging writers.In light of that fact, this page is devoted to recognizing the activities and achievements of our students and alumni.The book recounts Bienkowski's harrowing childhood experiences in a Siberian gulag during WWII and his later life as a therapist.The book was also published by Simon & Schuster (UK and Canada) in March 2009 as , and will be translated into German and Polish.