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Hot Tin Roof: Mirrored Room

Hot Tin Roof

By Kathryn B. Jackson Your intuition might fail you. Your sniffing-dog sense for the perils of men — your extrasensory radar for the false love of fathers in particular, having known your own father’s false love — you could, at any instant, go noseblind, and get it wrong. There is always room for your human […]

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LV Staff Picks: Books & Booze

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”110262″ img_size=”medium” add_caption=”yes”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc Old Fashioned • 1.5 oz Bulleit Rye • 3 dash Angostura Bitters • 1 sugar cube (1 tsp sugar) • 1 orange slice Muddle sugar cube, Angostura bitters and a splash of water until […]

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Hot Tin Roof: Halloween

Hot Tin Roof

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] By Adam Prato “Trick or treat!” Something small and green dropped into the plastic bag Jennifer had held out. “What is that?” she asked. “A Brussels sprout,” said the man who had answered the door. Jennifer looked up. The man was a little fat and going bald, like an older version of her father. […]

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Hot Tin Roof: The Departed

Hot Tin Roof

By Akwi Nji My family is a family of women. Men were there; biology tells us they must have been. And they weren’t lazy. They were farmers and college professors, business owners. But, in the snapshots of my memory, they are all sitting on sofas while the women flutter through kitchens, sift through backpacks to […]

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Hot Tin Roof: Train Room

Hot Tin Roof

By Rachel Yoder What affable children these boys are. See how the clean one plays with the one who’s dirty. See how each of them is down on his knees — equals, they are — pushing the small wooden trains along the small wooden tracks. The room is silent save for their play, their horn-like […]

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Iowa Young Writers’ Studio artists unveil flash prose

Every summer the University of Iowa welcomes high school-aged artists from around the country and the world to Iowa City for the Iowa Young Writers’ Studio (IYWS). Accepted students have the option to study poetry, fiction or creative writing with practicing artists and University of Iowa professors. Author and Writers’ Studio instructor Christine Utz encouraged […]

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