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Poetry & Fiction


01.06.14: David Heymann

A Life in Ruins
On Places, a story about the incongruency of clients’ desires and the hope many architects secretly harbor, that architecture is a conduit to the real. (Features audio recording by the author.)
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01.02.13: David Heymann

My Beautiful City
On Places, a story by David Heymann, on Austin then and now, and a heartbreak of a house commission; with an audio recording by the author.
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10.19.12: Josh Wallaert

Countrymen
On Places, a poem by Josh Wallaert, from the chapbook A Guide to the Northwest Territory.
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05.04.12: Dolores Hayden

Lunch with Giambattista Nolli
On Places, a poem by architect and urbanist Dolores Hayden, accompanied by images from the 1748 Nolli Map of Rome.
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12.14.11: Amy Beeder

Country Life
On Places, a poem by Amy Beeder about Eastern European immigrants in the American Midwest.
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10.12.11: Katherine L. Hester

Hill Country Fossils
On Places, a poem by Katherine L. Hester set in an exurban subdivision in the Texas Hill Country.
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08.29.11: Danielle Dutton

An Excerpt from S P R A W L
On Places, a passage from Danielle Dutton's comic novel S P R A W L, which pieces together a theory of the American suburb.
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08.25.11: Ryan Harty

Sarah at the Palace
On Places, a short story by Ryan Harty set in an apartment complex half a mile from the Las Vegas strip.
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08.22.11: Barry Lopez

Dixon Marsh
On Places, a short story by Barry Lopez set in the Petersen Mountains on the Nevada-California border.
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08.18.11: Ashleigh Pedersen

Small and Heavy World
On Places, a short story by Ashleigh Pedersen set in a fantastical landscape among the trees during a flood in the Deep South.
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08.15.11: Anthony Doerr

Village 113
On Places, a short story by Anthony Doerr set in a Chinese village soon to be drowned by the Three Gorges Dam.
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08.11.11: Emily Mitchell

States
On Places, fabulist Emily Mitchell conjures up an alternate history of the United States.
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08.08.11: Urban Waite

No One Heard a Thing the Night the Chicken Died
On Places, a short story by Urban Waite set on a family farm adjacent to a new golf course in Long Beach, California.
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07.21.11: Bobby C. Rogers

Paper Anniversary
On Places, a poem by Bobby C. Rogers about the names of things.
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07.02.11: D.H. Tracy

To England
On Places, a poem by D.H. Tracy, a salute to England on Independence Day.
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03.23.11: Anne Pierson Wiese

Sutliff Bridge
On Places, a poem by Anne Pierson Wiese, Sutliff Bridge, inspired by the dramatic destruction of an historic Iowa bridge in the floods of 2008.
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02.04.10: Timothy Mennel

Working for the People
Completing his doctorate in geography, Timothy Mennel produced not a typical dissertation but Everything Must Go: A Novel of Robert Moses's New York. On Places, read an excerpt, in which Moses and Frank Lloyd Wright take a drive through Harlem and the Bronx.
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