Monthly Archives: August 2013

Joy Williams, Argos—a new parable

I had waited for my absent master for twenty years and when he returned he came in the guise of a beggar, a mangy tramp, a bag of bones. This was calculation, this deception, the final triumphant wile of the wily Ulysses. I alone recognized him. I thumped my tail in joy though I hadn’t […]

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The prodigious Kate Bernheimer

Kate Bernheimer, whose story “Goodnight” we feature in Little Star Weekly this week, has more going on than can possibly be expressed in one tiny author’s note. First of all, her anthology, xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths, is due out in a month. It is a follow-up to her widely admired previous anthology My Mother […]

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My Father’s Apartment, by Michael Kimball

Sometimes in the summer, my father would make us all get in the family car and then he would drive us around on these country roads. All I really remember from those drives is how each of us looked out our own open window—that and how loud the wind could be and how the wind […]

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Welcome Tim Rutherford-Johnson

Little Star is really pleased to announce the arrival of Tim Rutherford-Johnson as a new host for Little Star Radio, the weekly new music feature of our app, Little Star Weekly. Each week Little Star Weekly brings readers a portable dose of poetry, prose, music, and art, delivered to your iPhone or iPad.  Issues can […]

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Duplex, by Kathryn Davis

Now the streetlights came on. It wouldn’t be dark for a while yet, though the sky already felt like it was filled with coming darkness. Miss Vicks had gotten up from the bench and was preparing to cross the overwide section of road between the lot and the holly bush at the foot of the […]

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Days in the History of Silence, by Merethe Lindstrøm

I catch sight of the empty chair where Simon usually sits and sleeps. As recently as yesterday I watched him. His face, with sleep smoothing out all his facial features, I looked at the shoulders that seem shrunken, and the one leg he always stretches out a little, the hand with the wedding ring. When […]

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The Impulse Wants Company: A new work in poetry, music, and dance

New York City Ballet’s Troy Schumacher founded BalletCollective in 2010 to stage collaborative works of art incorporating dance, music, literature, and visual art in an intimate setting with live musical performance.  Little Star Weekly this week features BalletCollective’s most recent work, “The Impulse Wants Company,” with a libretto by Cynthia Zarin, score by Ellis Ludwig-Leone, […]

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Journey to Trinidad, 1845, by Robert Antoni

As the Rosalind drew closer, as the whitecaps settled and the ocean shifted color from slate-gray to bright aquamarine, they revealed theyself to us in all they splendor. Because let me tell you after twenty-eight days aboard ship, only staring at nothing more solid than the empty horizon, they were something astonishing to see. First it was […]

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