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Today I and the unhooded bird
that sits on my head
are looking in different directions,

Home and Spectacle

On some days, the news informs me of a school shooting, and I drive blind. My brain fixates on the violence like a new romance.

Second Slice of Darkness

Why I Chose It: Michigan Quarterly Review Fiction Reader Elinam Agbo introduces Hossein Mortezaeian Abkenar’s story “Second Slice of Darkness,” from our Spring 2019 Issue: Iran.  So often, we want stories to immediately declare their secrets. We are as impatient in reading as we are