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July/Aug 2015

Two Walks

By Alan Feldman

The walk I took with my friend when he set out a problem we both knew neither could solve. And the walk I took with my wife with its little […]

July/Aug 2015

Uncontested

By Alan Feldman

The divorce was uncontested. One person tried very hard to stay married, but finally gave up. He was the faithful type, his mother s name tattooed to his right shoulder. […]

Summer 2009

The Blue Boat

By Alan Feldman

If the boat is ugly, but the bay is beautiful, is the sail a good one? And if the other boats are beautiful, but their hulls and sails are stenciled […]

Winter 1997

On the Mooring

By Alan Feldman

This boat's like a little house that keeps turning To look at things. Or else the houses go rolling by On ball bearings, with their accompanying trees, then come rolling […]

Winter 1997

A Memoir

By Alan Feldman

for Miriam Levine I'd like to write memoiristically, but my interest in myself Keeps getting in the way. Not to mention my foggy Memory. The miracle is you could describe […]

Fall 1984

Inscrutable

By Alan Feldman

She says he’s become inscrutable. So she forces the issueOn Friday evening, which gives her the rest of the weekendTo cry. And her hand is shaking. Like a tissueShe is […]

Fall 1984

Dissolving the Boundaries

By Alan Feldman

Book report: Have you read R. K. Narayan’s The English Teacher?You may recall, it’s about a man’s adjustment to living with his wifeAfter he’s gotten used to solitude. At first […]