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On the Origin of “Ghost Story,” by Kirk Schlueter

January 27, 2015 • Poetry, TLR News

Fog has always attracted me powerfully; I can remember countless mornings as a child looking out of my bedroom window and being mesmerized that the streetlight just across the cul-de-sac was nearly invisible, its light barely reaching me, like a lantern held by a ghost. Fog to me has always conjured a peaceful, yet ominous… Read More ›

TLR News »

On the Origin of “Ghost Story,” by Kirk Schlueter

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Fog has always attracted me powerfully; I can remember countless mornings as a child looking out of my bedroom window and being mesmerized that the streetlight just across the cul-de-sac was nearly invisible, its light barely reaching me, like a lantern held by a ghost. Fog to me has always conjured a peaceful, yet ominous… Read More ›

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Some Things I Can Tell from the Slush Pile

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Reading stories from the slush pile, is of course, an exercise in assessing not only a work’s literary value, but also its compatibility with TLR’s editorial vision. Reading so many submissions also steers the editor’s mind towards thoughts about the author—no matter how well crafted the story, there are always subtle clues that point to… Read More ›

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Notes on the Genesis & Drafting of “Affectionately Yours, the Sea,” by Martha Silano

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Earlier this year I spent a week at a scholarly retreat center on an island off the coast of Washington State. I was there to conduct research and write poems about pollution, habitat destruction, global climate change, human-induced species eradication, and the like. I’d been compelled to turn my attention to these matters as I’d… Read More ›