Posts tagged ‘poetry’

From Issue 18: My Parents’ Hands

Ellen Stone

 

I saw the way she pushed them –
flickering like river –
into the mound, turning what
was almost weightless
into substance, flour of air,
pinch of sea, sludge of yeast
she drained, slight foam
from the narrow bowl,
hard plane of her wide palm
pressing on counter, leaning
with her urgent weight, making
something live that was static.
The way her brain flew, fingers
turning dough into baby, white
dusting cabinets, floor, her face
a studied countenance of care.

The manner in which he held a hoe
as if it were a loved thing, what
can …

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Episode 43: Author Identity: Should We Separate the Work and its Creator?

This week, Two Cities author Barbara Carlson reads her stirring, sensual prose poem "The Wild Part." And we discuss the controversial issue of how much an author's identity matters when we read. Are authors confined to writing about their own frame of experience, or can they reach farther afield? We discuss My Absolute Darling and the works of Julia Glass, among others. Read article

Episode 29: “Oyate Tamakoce”, More Difficult Conversations in a New World

This week, author Bino Realuyo reads his poem from the March issue, "Oyate Tamakoce", an Apache phrase meaning "Land of the people." We also talk about what books have got us thinking this week, including Benjamin Percy's great new guide to writing fiction, Thrill Me. We're actively seeking submissions to our blog with thoughts on what it means to be American in today's divided culture. Weigh in with your thoughts by replying to us @twocitiesreview on Twitter. We'll feature comments in future episodes! Read article

Episode 26: “DNA”, Our Favorite Reads from 2016

This week, we remind our listeners that we're still looking for pieces on the rural/urban divide for our special March issue. There's still time to get yours in! We also have author Tanaka Mhishi reading his poem from issue 12, "DNA." And we discuss our favorite reads of 2016. Read article

Episode 18: Max Talley, “The Devil is in the Details”

We have a very special episode. You'll hear Two Cities author Max Talley read his spine-tingling story "The Devil is in the Details", and we'll discuss it and what's on our fall reading lists. Weigh in with your thoughts by replying to us @twocitiesreview on Twitter. We'll feature comments in future episodes! Read article

Episode 9: Lauren Jonik Interview, Literary Games

we interview the photographer and writer Lauren Jonik about her creative process and the secret story behind her photograph in the latest issue of the magazine. And we discuss the best literary board games available now (it's a golden age of smart analog games, listeners). Read article

Two Cities Review Podcast, Episode 6

This week, we interview Corie Rosen, author of "An Object in Motion", a short story from the newest issue. We're chatting with Corie about her writing process, the inspiration for the story, and how she structured the piece. We're also continuing to discuss our favorite recent reads, including the Ferrante novels and Julia Glass's Three Junes. And we answer reader questions. Weigh in with your thoughts by replying to us @twocitiesreview on Twitter. Read article

Two Cities Review Podcast, Episode 5

This week, we discuss Karissa Knox Sorrell's poem "Sainted" from the issue; our favorite recent reads, including the Ferrante novels and Julia Glass's Three Junes; and we answer reader questions about the reasoning behind charging submission fees. Weigh in with your thoughts by replying to us @twocitiesreview on Twitter. Read article