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Take Four: An Interview with Joseph Haske

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In this installment of “Take Four,” we speak with Issue 4 contributor Joseph D. Haske about narrative structure, blood feuds, drinking, and the pleasures of writing in and about Michigan’s U.P.

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Four Way Books Author Events

Join us for readings by Tina Chang, Brian Komei Dempster, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Rob Schlegel, and C. Dale Young.

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Sarah Gorham’s Bad Daughter


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Farrah Field’s Wolf and Pilot




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Two Poems by Yona Harvey

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GINGIVITIS, NOTES ON FEAR
I hesitate invoking that      doubled emptiness: open—
my daughter’s mouth      in the bathroom mirror—
not her first vanity      but first blood inkling
she tastes & smoothes      with her tongue.

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Foul Mouth by Devin Murphy

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For the last hundred miles, Brooks’ ten-year-old son, Adler, had been yelling profanities out the window. It started during a break from driving. To stretch their legs they jogged down a rural road along the wire fence separating the pavement from endless rolling hills of grazing land.

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Three Poems by Craig Morgan Teicher

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REGRET

Beckoned by the things you’d go back for but can’t, you push on, dragging the past behind like a vestigial tail, out of use but undeniably a living part of you, the thing, really, by which you define yourself: lizardo, can-kicker, backward-glancer tripping over a ripple in the road…

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