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January 19, 2022 | Interview
Reflections on caregiving and finding inspiration: Katherine Kubarski
January 13, 2022 | Interview
“Writing was a lifeline”: Laurie Guerin
December 30, 2021 | Interview
Impossible Owls and the gift of processing: Kara Davidson
December 16, 2021 | Interview
Dadaism and the art of free association: Adam Graham
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The Good Life Review nominates for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net
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from the archives:
Summer Elegy II by Todd Robinson
Nebraska’s bare branches
paw at skies full of pointless
blue, mercurial daymoon.
Powerless like me
Passport by Nicholas Cormier III
The streetlights of downtown Santa Monica shimmer off of the gold eagle on the cover of my prized little blue book. The great seal illuminating the words: United States. Each page stamped with multi-colored tattoos that harken to my life before these nightly searches for dirty cigarette butts and food.
Blinding by Ali Bryan
You’re lucky, he says. To have three. Three kids he means, of course. Their fleshy thighs press against you, their sopping hair and wrinkled suits graze your arms.
Flash by Nebraska State Poet Matt Mason
Not a soul notices / how beautiful the Capitol building looks in this rain, confetti / of light beams, / orange pickup spinning on the green, / tires spraying mud across the cosmos.
Sleepless by Marian Cronin
I’m afraid that I’ve hidden my true nature for as long as I can.
Your true nature being…?
Terrible, Jimmy. Just awful.
The audience laughs.
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