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The sound of your story

“Your voice sounds even weirder than normal.”

That’s my son talking, razzing my recorded voice again. (Yep, we’ve been here before.) For some reason, my resplendently nasal Northeast Ohio accent shines through especially when recorded. 390 more words

Missouri Review - Winter 2017

Nicholas Friedman, the first poet in this issue of The Missouri Review, starts us off with “The Portrait Artist.” “They show up smelling like their Food Court lunch…’It’s for a Christmas card,’ Mom says.” This is a fun little romp through the difficulties of getting children to sit still for the camera. 580 more words

Mainstream Poetry

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Review

After not finding justice for the murderer of her daughter, Mildred Hayes (Francis McDormand) decides to rent three billboards in order to send a controversial message to police chief, William Willoughby (Woody Harrelson). 414 more words

Movie Reviews

Missouri Review - Summer 2017

Katie Bickham leads off the poetry in this issue with her “Nice, France, 1890.” “In the night, Josephine dreamed of saints and monsters.” A poem about midwives at work, grounded in specific images, freighted with the import of their duties, in a time different from ours. 624 more words

Mainstream Poetry