9.20.2016

Cairns

by Kate Washington

A post in our Milestones series from past contributor Kate Washington.   From the meadow, we turn toward the rushing sound of Butte Creek, looking for carefully balanced rocks on the velvety forest floor. This cairn marks a rim trail we call the springs hike, not shown even on… Read more »

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9.9.2016

Celebrating 20 Years: A party—and send us a picture of you and your copy of the BR!

by Barbara Westwood Diehl

We hope to see many of our BR contributors and readers at the party! Donate in advance through the PayPal Donate button on our website or pay at the door. That $20 includes a copy of Baltimore Review 2016. Have any print copy of the BR from 1997 -… Read more »

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8.24.2016

The 200th Dog

by Jen Hirt

A post in our Milestones series from past contributor Jen Hirt. A milestone among headstones—at the dog shelter where I volunteer, I have now walked my 200th dog around a pet cemetery. The pet cemetery is unnamed, just a part of the shelter grounds, but it is intended for… Read more »

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8.13.2016

A Buddhist Considers Milestones

by Dick Allen

A post in our Milestones series from past contributor Dick Allen.               . . . . The word “mile” always evokes for me the last two lines of Robert Frost’s famous poem, “Stopping by Woods”:             And miles to go before I sleep.             And miles to go… Read more »

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8.11.2016

Sleeping Beauty

by Paul Crenshaw

A post in our Milestones series from past contributor Paul Crenshaw. When my daughters watched Disney I always wondered how long Sleeping Beauty slept. How many days did those inside the castle worry, dry-washing their hands, before going on with their lives? Did they mark milestones, like how high… Read more »

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8.10.2016

Grace

by Gregory Wolos

A post in our Milestones series from past contributor Gregory Wolos. Also see Tweetsie Railroad and An Evening with Willie Freeze.   Back in the 80s, Raymond Carver, whose work I long admired, read from his work to a rapt audience in the theater of the local university. Carver… Read more »

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8.8.2016

Cliff Dives and Fearful Hammerheads: On Turning Twenty

by Michelle Donahue

A post in our Milestones series from past contributor Michelle Donahue. There’s something momentous about turning twenty, about that young thrill of abandoning teenage-dom and adventuring into adulthood. The last day I was a teenager, felt like a day where I could reimagine and revise myself into an adult.… Read more »

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8.7.2016

The Empty Nest, or Sending My Stepson Off to School

by Cal Freeman

A post in our Milestones series from past contributor Cal Freeman. “We saw the risk we took in doing good, But dared not spare to do the best we could Though harm should come of it…”           - Robert Frost, from “The Exposed Nest” Late last summer my wife… Read more »

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8.6.2016

My Novel, and Tugboats

by Rachel Lyon

A post in our Milestones series from past contributor Rachel Lyon. As a child I could stand at the window for hours, watching the tugboats on the East River: small, squat, and strong. Pushing or pulling barges ten times their size, loaded with tons of freight: scrap metal, coal,… Read more »

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8.4.2016

The Drunk In the Park Is In

by Paul Hostovsky

A post in our Milestones series from past contributor Paul Hostovsky.   In April, National Poetry Month, I celebrated 25 years of continuous sobriety. A thing of beauty is a joy forever. A drunk is an unlovely creature. I used to work as apprentice of sorts to the wino… Read more »

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