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“Wifey Redux” by Kevin Barry, recommended by Graywolf Press

“Wifey Redux” by Kevin Barry, recommended by Graywolf Press | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Issue No. 150
EDITOR’S NOTE
DO NOT read the first sentence of “Wifey Redux” just yet—I don’t want to lose you. Because that’s the thing about a Kevin Barry story: you never have a chance to settle...
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After the One O’Clock News —by Eamon Grennan | Graywolf Press

It would take very little, wouldn’t it,

to take that horse in the field across the road—

that mare not wayward at all but tranquil

in the wind-wavering domesticity

of grass, her flank, quartz-white,

nuzzled by her coffee-coloured foal, the two

deftly, attentively grooming each other—

take so little in the shape of a blunt gun

or even a wayward missile

landing near my neighbour’s shed

to take the two of them, mother and child,

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