Dale Smith is the author of Slow Poetry in America (Cuneiform, 2014) and Poets Beyond the Barricade: Rhetoric, Citizenship, and Dissent after 1960 (University of Alabama Press, 2012); recent essays have appeared in the Boston Review and the Los Angeles Review of Books. He teaches literature at Ryerson University, Toronto.


A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin

When she died in 2004, Lucia Berlin had published seventy-seven short stories, survived years of domestic abuse and alcoholism, travelled extensively throughout both American continents, and worked as a high school teacher, switchboard operator, hospital ward clerk, cleaning woman, and . . .
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