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ccr on WUWM’s Lake Effect

Tune in to Lake Effect at 87.9 or download the podcast, Thursday November 5 at 10:00 am! Editor-in-Chief, Loretta McCormick and Managing Editor Mollie Boutell will be discussing cream city review and inviting Milwaukee lit lovers to cream city Live! to celebrate ccr‘s 40th anniversary.

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#TBT: Kyle Minor, “Glossolalia”

For today’s #TBT here is a quote from Kyle Minor’s story “Glossolalia” from issue 34.2.

“That’s something that worries me. It’s a little bit frightening, don’t you think, like on TV, when a lot of people are doing it all around and there’s this ungodly cacophony?”
“That’s the fear of the Lord you’re feeling.”
“How can you be sure?”
“How can you be sure of anything? You know. I know. I know that I know that I know.”

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And remember to come hear Kyle Minor read at cream city Live! on November 6th!



Cream City Live!

cream city Live!
Hosted by cream city review
Friday, November 6th, 7-9pm
Located in the Wisconsin Room Lounge, Student Union
2200 East Kenwood Blvd,
Milwaukee, WI 53122

FREE for all!

Featuring poetry, fiction, and non-fiction readings by:

AMELIA GRAY, the author of four books: AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, THREATS, and Gutshot. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She lives in Los Angeles.

KYLE MINOR, the author of two collections of short fiction: In the Devil’s Territory (2008) and Praying Drunk (2014). He is the winner of the 2015 Story Prize Spotlight Award, the 2012 Iowa Review Prize for Short Fiction, one of Random House’s Best New Voices of 2006, and a three-time honoree in the Atlantic Monthly contest.

RANDALL HORTON, the recipient of the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award, the Bea Gonzalez Poetry Award and a National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship in Literature. His previous work includes the poetry collection Pitch Dark Anarchy (Triquarterly/Northwestern University Press, 2013). Horton serves on the Board of Directors for Pen America’s Pen Prison Writing Program and teaches at the University of New Haven.

Visit the Facebook event page here!

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Life After Cream City: A Professionalization Panel

Coming soon! A Professionalization panel featuring UWM and cream city review alumni. October 23rd from 4-6pm. Visit the Facebook event page here.

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We hope to see you all there!



#TBT: Chuya Nakahara, “The Moon”

With the supermoon still fresh in our minds, we bring to you Chuya Nakahara’s poem, “The Moon.”

More solitary than ever tonight, the moon
wonders at her doubting foster father.
Time hauls a silver tide away to the desert.
An old man’s earlobes flow like fireflies.

Ah, forgotten embankments of canals,
tanks, the earth resounding in my chest…
The moon pulls out a rusty silver case
and languidly smokes a cigarette.

Heels over head, seven celestial nymphs
keep dancing round about
but give no comfort

to the moon’s heart, weltering in disgrace.
O far-flung stars!
The moon awaits her executioner.

translated by Christian Nagle

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