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English Publications

2013

Articles 1 - 7 of 7

Full-Text Articles in Creative Writing

Couples Traveling, Debra Marquart Jul 2013

Couples Traveling, Debra Marquart

English Publications

WORSE THAN TRAVELING alone is to be stranded in security

behind couples, especially old traveling couples, now jacket

and vestless as they fuss shoeless in stocking feet, tum belts,

wallets in their hands as if newly invented things. Torture...


Door To Door, Debra Marquart Mar 2013

Door To Door, Debra Marquart

English Publications

WITHIN MINUTES WE were in the bedroom.

I know this sounds bad.

Worse still to admit I'd said, Sure,

come on over, when the man

called to inform me I was the lucky winner

of a ten-piece set of cutlery...


News Flash, Debra Marquart Jan 2013

News Flash, Debra Marquart

English Publications

One cape yellow diamond, octahedron-shaped, 235 carats,

was found in the Schmidstdrift mine, an alluvial riverbed

outwash near Kimbereley, South Africa by a three-week-old

start up company named Nare Diamonds Limited who re-opened...


Poor You, Debra Marquart Jan 2013

Poor You, Debra Marquart

English Publications

Back when we were still together, it seemed

my ex-boyfriend could never lose anything.

Car keys, dollar bills, everything that fell from...


Things Not To Put In Your Mouth, Debra Marquart Jan 2013

Things Not To Put In Your Mouth, Debra Marquart

English Publications

a penny a quarter a button a paperclip

safety pins, closed and open

most ingested while changing diapers

In two shadow boxes, Dr. James Downing displayed the objects

he'd extracted from patients' food and air passages

between 1929 and 1956...


Kablooey Is The Sound You'll Hear, Debra Marquart Jan 2013

Kablooey Is The Sound You'll Hear, Debra Marquart

English Publications

then plaster falling and the billow of gypsum after your sister blows a hole in the ceiling of your brother's bedroom with the shotgun he left loaded and resting on his dresser...


China: 5,000 Years, Debra Marquart Jan 2013

China: 5,000 Years, Debra Marquart

English Publications

not the jade ornament of a pig-dragon or the lamp in the shape of goose holding a fish

not the bronze buckle ornament of a dancer with cymbals

or the nephrite jade carving of a winged horse

all from the second century B.C.E.