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Jacqueline Valencia: Two Short Takes, Upstream Color and Sound Of My Voice

Jacqueline Valencia: Two Short Takes, Upstream Color and Sound Of My Voice

Film: Upstream Color Director: Shane Carruth Writer: Shane Carruth Cast: Amy Seimetz, Shane Carruth, Andrew Sensenig, Country: USA Year: 2013 Upstream Color is the latest sci-fi offering by Primer director Shane Carruth. After Kris (played seamlessly by Amy Semeteiz) endures an abuse, she must learn how to rebuild her life and ultimately her identity. She...
Adam Sol: Short Take on Lists

Adam Sol: Short Take on Lists

Short Take on Lists,  Adam Sol Nicholas Papaxanthos’ short piece on Dean Young made me think of another user of lists, Don McKay.  Young and McKay are very different poets, but they both have a tendency to “pile on.”  As Papaxanthos observes, Young’s triplets are “purposely leaving something out,” to force us to make connections...
The Men Around Here

The Men Around Here

The men around here huddle sudden as mountains. Their hands dangle like wrenches. Sandpaper thumbs. Use me, they say. Hours gather and harden in stomachs. Overalls stiff,  scarred as the skin of elephants. There where the sparks landed, a hole, there where he dropped the blowtorch, a swath soft as the inside of birch bark....