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For Epiphany, Patricia Storace

Like Homer, Ovid, and Dante, Patricia Storace, in her new novel The Book of Heaven, has produced a great harmonizing of myths into a single cosmic tale. Unlike these forbears, her ear is attuned to the myths outside our hearing—the ones neglected by the bards, inscribed in constellations beyond our horizon. For Epiphany today, our […]

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Janet Malcolm’s collages

Little Star continues its serendipitous series of collages by important writers (see Mark Strand, here), with a sample from a new exhibition by Janet Malcolm, showing at Lori Bookstein Fine Art from January 9 to February 8, 2014. Malcolm’s “Abyss” appears as the cover image of Little Star Weekly this week. Her new project, her […]

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Mark Strand, visibly

Paintings by poets often present mysterious correspondences, and a new opportunity to consider these arrives with a show of Mark Strand’s collages, about to open in the Lori Bookstein Gallery. The exhibition includes fifteen collages Strand made in Madrid and New York between 2011 and 2013. He makes his own paper at Dieu Donné with […]

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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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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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“Company,” by Ann Beattie

Let me try this out, he thought, pulling into the driveway with its bottom-scraping incline, the one Dana always said would eventually force her to get out of the car and walk, as she piled on the pounds as an old lady. I’ll try this out: I instinctively know I’m sick, I suspect I’m dying, […]

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“Just As You Like It,” by Jean McGarry

God created everything in a rage. He had never wanted more than what he had: airy space and his own kind of play. He’d come from an old family and was the only boy. Everything there was was his, and he spent his days, before the world was there to bug him, changing into different […]

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Anthony Madrid in NYC

Beneath your parents’ mattress is a stairwell leading downward. That bed is like a door on which your parents knocked to summon you. Moles are a kind of meteor. Their careers are knots in the earth… Read more in Little Star Weekly #11! • Anthony Madrid is in New York this week: WEDNESDAY 19 JUNE […]

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