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Dana Tommasino’s Last Dance: a beautiful new piece at Brevity

14 Mar

“Whoever our queer ghosts were that night, I leaned into them and whispered to their necks that we’d do better, that we’d feed each other and glimmer. It was all in the lush twinge of that opening, that song that bore us, was in us: hard-ghosted desire, last chances, lifting.”

(We love Dana’s writing, and we love Brevity.)


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from the new Brevity: beautiful nonfiction from Vicky Mlyniec

14 Jan

This I Am Allowed” is a haunting, beautiful essay. You should probably read it.

The new Brevity also features work by Tobias Wolf and others, and as always wonderful new craft essays including this one by Philip Graham on memory and mystery.  A sampling: “… writing down memories makes them more real. Fifty years after that argument a single flash nonfiction exercise offered a greater understanding …

How strange—my mind had known the few words I’d need to remember, in order to one day comprehend their long term effect on me. How I wish I’d looked more closely, far sooner.”

Yes. (Read it.)

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