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Betrayal

Betrayal

Professor George Wallace complained to everyone about teaching in the big lecture room in Gilman Hall. He wore a red cashmere scarf to class in…

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Gang Fight at The Quinceañera

Gang Fight at The Quinceañera

I don’t like photos because they literally turn people into posers. When someone wants to take a picture, everyone stops what they are doing and…

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Myth Making

Myth Making

I would have sat you down and explained, poured
you a mug of coffee and placed it on
that aqua-painted table we bought at
the thrift store that winter in Alaska

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Untitled

Untitled

Bare every women and rip her on the streets,
And spare not even your mother, own
The pound for murder lingers no more,

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Les femmes d'Haïti

Les femmes d’Haïti

Woman carrying basket of pineapple
Atop her head, hair like an Arabesque carpet
Woven with a million coarse black threads

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A Fight With a Cannon by Victor Hugo

A Fight With a Cannon by Victor Hugo

Every month, The Reading Room showcases a short story, or excerpts of a book, from some of the greatest writers the world has ever seen.

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