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Books
Thursday, March 28, 2013 12:00 am

Springfield professor debuts new book

Judging from his new book of poetry From Delancey West (forthcoming by BlazeVOX [books]), Springfield poet Brian Jackson will not be poetry slamming any time soon. This is no insult. This is just to s
Books
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 12:00 am

The biography of an American farm where there’s “life as well as a living”

The Beloit University Press has just released Volume One of Springfield writer Jacqueline Dougan Jackson’s planned three-volume opus The Round Barn – The Biography of an American Farm. It
Poetry
Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 12:00 am
The most dangerous gameIs Tooth FairyA terrible bargainIn your moist palmA SacagaweaUnder his pillowA shard of boneAnd if, at the wrong moment,You coughOr a nightmare wakes himOr the dog growlsOr, or,
Books
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 12:00 am

Carol Manley’s struggling characters are painfully, wonderfully human

Untitled Document You don’t expect a story that begins: “The brassiere is off, Louella” to gently break your heart, and that’s precisely what makes Spring
Feature
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006 12:00 am

Wrapped and carried, like a long-ago hobo's treasures

Green Christmas bulb. Blue Christmas bulb. Green bulb. Blue bulb. Green bulb. Blue bulb. When I was a boy, my mother — blue bulb — insisted that the tree — green bulb — always

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