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Al Maginnes: Journalism 101

A friend stops me in the headache-dim flouresence of the hall that houses our little hive of offices to say she liked a record review I wrote for a website … Continue reading

February 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Al Maginnes: The Skeleton Parade

Old legend whispers them, bent-backed, crook-kneed from the nest of their military graves in the low-ground cemetery by the river. They hobble a clacking cadence whose time no mortal can … Continue reading

October 31, 2018 · 1 Comment

Al Maginnes: Source

Out of sore feet, out of roadsides sooted with dusk, out of gravel, jeweled crumbs of shattered glass, out   of the wide gesture of the hand toward heaven, out … Continue reading

October 18, 2018 · 2 Comments

Al Maginnes: The Book of Forgetting

I know there is a book, more
than one, where the names
of dead towns and their citizens
line the white pages neat
as grave plots

August 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Al Maginnes: Creative Writing

Life isn’t like that, one student says, objecting to the end of Raymond Carver’s “Cathedral,” how it leaves the narrator, eyes closed, between his wife and her blind friend, everything … Continue reading

June 1, 2017 · 5 Comments

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