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Eddie Schwartz and I

Eddie Schwartz and IEddie Schwartz and ITwo seventh gradersPassing through summerIn an era when Americalost her innocence’Nam and campus unrestGoing to the MoonUnemployment, strikesStock market down, WoodstockTalk of another...

Back Seat Driver

I pull into the Holding Pen at Newark Airport, a mini-UN behind barbed wire, with black cars jammed into impossible parallel parking spots and a few token SUVs hovering...

The Stray

#b#To view this story's original formatting, please see page 29 of the online PDF of this issue: http://www.princetoninfo.com/files/library/pdfs/97.pdf#/b#Evelyn Crabtree was sitting down with her afternoon tea to watch her...

Thoughts While Sitting Under a Thirty-Foot Spider

High above the turbine floorOf the eviscerated power station,On a platform jutting from drab gray walls,Lurks Maman, the seven ton spiderOf Louise Bourgeois,Bronze legs outstretched,Sac distended,Poised to weave the...

See Me

This was told me by a friend of mine who’s neither reliable in his understanding of human motivation nor a good judge of a story, a Mr. Pars by...

Call It America; Call It The Other Side of Princeton

A young dark-haired girl –– very thin, very pretty walks the few steps through the diner to our booth.She hands us a smile, a menu, a knife, a fork,...

Another Christmas Eve

99-1-1 - what’s your emergency?”“Hello? Is this 9-1-1?”“Yes, ma’am - this is 9-1-1. What is your emergency?”“Well, it’s not my emergency, but I think it might be somethin’ serious.”“Okay...

Gardens of Long Ago

A job as companion to Mrs. Longworth was just right. Spring of that year rained biblically and flowers were on a rampage. The blossoms and fragrant air were a...

On Ann Waldron

When the words won’t come, when another blank screen beckons, when a character who comes to life in your brain becomes an awkward plot stopper on the page, and...

Reflections on 1968

Burke’s Reflections were prescient,and unforgivably true.The French lost their headstrying to “adjust” our fallen natures.Vandalizing Rheims didn’t make men equal.Hate and hysteria destroyed the souls of the sans culottes.Finally,...