Monday, July 4, 2022

Stewart Indian School leaves behind a complicated history 

Five or six years ago, I took a night class on Wašiw language and culture offered through Western Nevada College in Douglas County....

Gailmarie Pahmeier – two poems

Road Runner Cafe, Dayton, Nevada  Day after Thanksgiving, your friends gone home, the leftovers left behind, pecan and sweet potato pies given to the ranger. He's grateful for...

The Good-Time Girl

Suzanne Roberts' latest publication, Animal Bodies: On Death, Desire and Other Difficulties, University of Nebraska Press, 2022.     “You aren’t really going to ring that bell,...

An Awkward Inheritance, Off-Broadway Play Coming Next Month to Pipers Opera...

An Awkward Inheritance is a play crafted from the love of northern Nevadan’s wacky ways and will be coming all the way from New...

Swimming, Italy, and the Wonder of Dogs with Lynne Cox

Lynne Cox has seen a lot over the more than 35 years as an amateur, record-setting long-distance and cold water swimmer. Cox has swum...

Eulogy for America

  May 25, 2022 I awake in tangled sheets and look for it on the news, behind sorrowful faces, in bursts of crossfire rage on Facebook, infantile Twitter...

Two Poems by Krista Lukas

Forever Stamp   -Is that a guarantee?           Grandpa Ben’s response at age 87           when the DMV clerk handed...

Why we need to travel to other countries.

I have just returned from my first trip out of the United States in four years. The challenges of traveling internationally in the COVID-19...

Poem: Aubade Paean

Aubade Paean Fanfare for the Uncommon Man              —after Aaron Copland A soft spot in the cloud rips Streamers of light spill and glister the buttes until...

Short Prayer for a Fragile Life

Boots Wind Water Sky I wrote this, my shortest poem ever, some years ago, and Black Rock Press, a Reno arts press associated with the University of Nevada,...