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One by Kathryn Otoshi When the colors cannot get along, One shows all the colors how to stand up, stand together, and count. Numbers, counting, and primary and secondary colors.   Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin by Chieri UegKi and Qin … Continue reading

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Our Town Books Reviews: Crabtree

This book review originally appeared in the Jacksonville newspaper, The Source. Crabtree By Jon and Tucker Nichols. 32 pp. McSweeney’s Books. $17.95. Poor Alfred Crabtree. He’s lost his false teeth and rummages anxiously through his belongings to find them. We … Continue reading

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Our Town Books Reviews: Poems of the Great War

This book review originally appeared in the Jacksonville newspaper, The Source. Poems of the Great War: An Anthology 1914-1918 Edited by Christopher Navratil 240 pp. Running Press. $5.95 In Poets Corner (the one in Westminster Abbey, not the one in … Continue reading

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Our Town Books Reviews: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

This book review originally appeared in the Jacksonville newspaper, The Source. A Constellation of Vital Phenomena By Anthony Marra 396 pp. Hogarth. $15.00. War, as we see it on televised news, lasts roughly three to five minutes, involves spectacular explosions, … Continue reading

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Robert Seufert Reads from New Chapbooks

Robert Seufert, professor emeritus of English at MacMurray College, will be reading selections from four recently-published chapbooks. The reading will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 6, at Our Town Books in Jacksonville, Illinois. The chapbooks are the … Continue reading

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