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A specialty brew of musings, micro reviews and the occasional call to arms by the Bear Review crew and friends. Grab and go.
- Mar 25, 2021
"Witch," by Patricia Nelson, read by the poet
In this reimagining of the classic fairytale, the children are not in control. This is no happy ending.
- Mar 20, 2021
Bear Review at "SHOW ME STATE: A Missouri Lit Mags Virtual AWP Offsite Event"
Seems everything's virtual now, but the trend won't last forever, thankfully. Things are looking up, but we are getting through with...
- Feb 27, 2021
“Well” by Amanda DeJesús, read by the poet
Sometimes a single word, “insistent upon dimension," as DeJesús puts it, contains unknown quantities of pain seeping from porous rocks...
- Feb 12, 2021
"Horses" by Marcus Slease, read by the poet
In "Horses" the listener realizes, almost at once, their attention is in the hands of a surrealist in good faith.
- Jan 30, 2021
“Kunstelerroman” by Anne Barngrover, read by the poet
Barngrover makes it clear the complexities of love and relations are never as simple as any crit theory formulation would have you believe.
- Jan 15, 2021
“Starlight” by Miguel Murphy, read by the poet
"Starlight" speaks to waiting uneasily for test results, but also about the world’s enormous beauty, often painfully out of reach...
- Jan 1, 2021
“Snow Day” by Gina Myers, read by the poet
Every kid in every grown-up’s body loves a snow day. We can’t blame them. Their thirteen years of schooling for nine grueling months...
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