Bob Dylan, "Tangled Up in Blue" "And every one of them words rang true and glowed like burning coal, pouring off of every page, like it was written in my soul."

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Poem: “Make”

Poem: “Make”

Make By Patrick T. Reardon In summer, the father grilled hot dogs with his white t-shirt off, skin burning. In fall, he tolled novenas. After snow melt, the whitened bones of a gnawed bird, chaos of feathers. Can you taste the beckoning? In...

Essay: Thank God for pain

Essay: Thank God for pain

The country duo Big & Rich (Big Kenny and John Rich) can be pretty goofy, but, on their 2014 album Gravity, they included a heartfelt song with the startling title “Thank God for Pain.” The song, written by Rich along with Vicky McGehee and...