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Sweet and Clear, essay by Terry Barr

I saw her smil­ing at me in K‑Mart, over by the jeans. She had red hair, and no mat­ter which aisle I turned into—the Men’s groom­ing prod­ucts, the albums, the “notions”—there she was, smil­ing. I don’t know if it was … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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But Pat Boone Never Lived in Bessemer, essay by Terry Barr

On the night before I entered 7th grade, my across-the-street, 9th grade neigh­bor Joe, while we were enjoy­ing spareribs at our family’s annu­al Labor Day pic­nic, gave me this advice: “Be care­ful tomor­row. You nev­er know who’s car­ry­ing a switch­blade.” … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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