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The Art of Living Backwards

Dreams, wishful thinking, and regrets plague us constantly, keeping us from ever fully living in the present. I know that I would like to be little again, dancing in the aisle at baseball games and playing The Price is Right … Continue reading

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Hats Off to Danny Caine

Wooster alum and poet Danny Caine recently appeared on the radio program hosted by David Folkenflik, On Point, discussing his favorite books of the year. He was joined by Amanda Nelson and Clay Smith. You can listen to the program, and learn … Continue reading

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Transforming the Ordinary: Reflecting on “More Stories About Restaurants” by Sona Tazin

I enjoy reading fantasy. I like to be transported into other worlds, and I like stories with adventure and magic. I like experiencing other people’s lives in fiction, living through the characters a life I can never experience myself. It … Continue reading

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Believe it or Not

Superstition is as much a part of life as eating cereal for breakfast, whether we want to admit it or not. Instead of throwing people in ponds to see if they’re witches or crossing ourselves as we pass by graveyards … Continue reading

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Sisters and Worms: Reflecting on “Tent Worms” by Kathyrn Youther

I have never liked bugs. I am frightened by their segmented bodies, their legs, and their beady eyes, the way they have survived for millions of years and how they will probably still call Earth home long after humans have … Continue reading

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Dodge Contributor Katherine Zlabek Wins Prestigious Writing Prize

The Dodge would like to congratulate Katherine Zlabek, who contributed the story “Hunting the Rut” to Dodge 52/53 a few years ago, for winning the 2018 Non/Fiction Collection Prize in January of this year. This annual award presented by an … Continue reading

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When the Ninth Life Ends

“There’s a river we never leave…” begins a poem in Artful Dodge 42/43, “River” by Bruce Bond, “which is why, as I checked my watch that morning / before we drove to put our cat to sleep, / I felt … Continue reading

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