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Ellen McGrath Smith: Stay Here and Keep Watch With Me

Sane Soldiering in the Information Wars Incoming! Late in the day on Friday afternoons, when many of us used to look forward to some downtime alone or with friends or … Continue reading

September 11, 2017 · 1 Comment

Ellen McGrath Smith: Epic Men

In the eighth grade, he must have pegged me as the one to watch, he cornered me on the way out of class to find out what I’d gotten on … Continue reading

July 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ellen McGrath Smith: Deconfliction Dance Party

  What’s your mood and modus operandi? We’ve got many rooms, one for every need and every provisional alliance, each contingency. Sound-proofed so your experience will not be compromised. Here’s … Continue reading

May 24, 2017 · 2 Comments

Ellen McGrath Smith: Politics

Thank you, red, blue, and purple map on TV, for showing us as we truly are, smaller than the people in the Lexus ad, smaller when separated from the whole; … Continue reading

September 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ellen McGrath Smith: Shaken 126 — O thou my lovely boy who in thy power

  The beauty of me Dost hold Time’s fickle glass his fickle hour is that I’m very rich and my women are beautiful. My fingers are long and beautiful, as, … Continue reading

July 21, 2016 · 2 Comments

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