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Melissa Ginsburg: “Minnow’s gill a tiny lever” and “Crows accrue in the metropolis.” by Melissa Ginsburg. Copyright © 2015 Melissa Ginsburg.

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Horacio Castellanos-Moya: Chapter 1 from Senselessness. Copyright © 2004 by Horacio Castellanos Moya, translation Copyright © 2008 by Katherine Silver. Reprinted by permission of New Directions Publishing Corp.

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