3 Poems by John Bennett

November 25, 2013

… Ask the creamer / about our ancestor’s first gathering, a time when / things were far from dishwasher safe.

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Matching Sheets by Kristen Gentry

November 22, 2013

Mama said she’s tired, but I know she’s not.

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Stop It: by Kimi Traube

November 18, 2013

Even when love goes rancid, it’s hard as hell to throw it out.

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  • Exposure #39: N.Y.C., 545 8th Avenue, 03.23.06, 1:17 p.m. by Barbara Probst
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  • Nouns by Sarah Charlesworth
  • Indian Palm Study II by Cyprien Gaillard

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John Stezaker, Mask LXXVIII 2007;

Sarah Charlesworth, Verbs, Nouns;

Renée Green, Exhibition invite;

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