Posts tagged labor


Keening nuns turn to boreal fiends on their tidal island, filing through blind arcades fighting nor’easters. Heading chapel wise their habits keep their foreheads cozy. But the altar has gone green. The girls drop their…

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Wat Nong Bua Yai

Before the State had built the dam and Mother River wet the ochre earth with her reckless kiss, our villages converged here like veins meeting at the heart or rice-grains gathering in the gut. My…

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Call for Submissions: 2020 Anthology

Portland Review is excited to welcome submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, and mixed-genre works for its 2020 themed anthology, LABOR.  We are also accepting submissions for the Verna Marion Nugent Chapbook Contest (see details below). 2020…

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