This month's issue

Announcements

03.20.2015

The Sun is hosting readings and book signings to celebrate Sy Safransky’s new book, Many Alarm Clocks.
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03.19.2015

Join Sy Safransky and Sun contributors Krista Bremer, Leslie Pietrzyk, and Joe Wilkins for a reading and book signing on Friday, April 10, at the Minneapolis Central Library. We’ll also have a table at the 2015 AWP conference the same weekend.
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02.24.2015

The Sun is searching for an Associate Publisher to direct finance, personnel, and business operations. We also have an opening for an Associate Editor.
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02.20.2015

This year The Sun will host two lively weekends of writing and conversation in May and October.
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The Sun Interview

Too Much Of A Good Thing Daniel E. Lieberman On How Civilization Makes Us Sick

by Tracy Frisch

“There’s no question that we get sick now from eating foods that we did not evolve to eat. . . . We’re not adapted to losing weight; we’re adapted to keeping it on, which is why dieting is often futile.”

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Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Bloodlines

by Lauren Slater

A marriage of opposites

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Jolene

by C.J. Gall

When the other woman is you

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There Is No Secret

by John Fischer

“After endless speculation and a risky six-hour procedure, the surgeon assured us that the repairs he’d made would keep my father’s heart healthy for another ten years. At the time this information made me unbearably happy, but now it sits in the back of my mind like a terrible ticking clock.”

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What You Don’t Know For Certain

by Jim Ringley

“Eventually, when you move to kiss her, your wife will turn away from you. For now, though, she is only distracted and quiet. Tell yourself it’s nothing.”

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Fiction

The Full Eighty-Eight

by Theresa Williams

“Lately, at night, Floreta had been checking to make sure he was still breathing. She was afraid he might die in his sleep. The doctor had said Cookie had six months, maybe a year.”

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Poetry

Abuelita

by Steve Kowit
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Readers Write

First Love

by Our Readers

A playground kiss, a war-time tragedy, a chance meeting in Paris

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In This Issue

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Sy Safransky’s
Notebook

“After being married to Norma for thirty-one years, I still have such sexy dreams about her. This morning I considered waking Norma to finish what my dream Norma had started.”

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Sunbeams

“When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You know that your name is safe in their mouth.”

Billy, age four
From Breathing Together, edited by Richard Kehl

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Letter to the Editor

If you’re thinking about writing us a letter, give in to the temptation.

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