After-School Mumble Rap With Tevin

By Liz Posner Every day after school, the squeak of rubber on linoleum told me Tevin had arrived. I’d been a Title I classroom teacher for one week, and already Tevin Walker latched on to me like a duckling. He rolled his bicycle into my classroom for tutoring, whether he needed help with an assignmentContinue reading “After-School Mumble Rap With Tevin”

In My Life

By Samantha          I remember him hunched in front of the desktop computer in jeans and a baby blue ribbed merino wool sweater with a V-neck – the one I’d helped him select at the Gap. Eyes solemn, mouth resting in a quiet line.          “My sister had our dad put together her wedding playlist,” I toldContinue reading “In My Life”

Hype v. Devastating

By Dana May In one part of the Brodsky Quartet version of Bjork’s “Hyperballad,” the strings take you to the cliff where Bjork keeps returning to help her feel safe with her mountaintop companion.  I allowed the song to throw me off the edge, like car-parts, bottles, and cutlery, with that one slide in the violin solo, asContinue reading “Hype v. Devastating”