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Puerto del Sol

Weirding it up since 1964.

Puerto del Sol is funded by New Mexico State University and the Mercedes Delos Jacobs Fund, and designed and operated by the students of the MFA in Creative Writing program.

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February 28, 2020

Essay: On Delacroix’s The Shipwreck of Don Juan

Delacroix, now that’s one bleak take on things. My dark perspective

            Has been criticized again and again; or, never mind me

Think of a writer like Charles D’Ambrosio in The Dead Fish Museum

            A killer collection of short stories mostly ignored

Because he’s just too damn dark. But look...

February 21, 2020

Sometimes at night, wild zombies roam. They wander past, or into our house, and rustle

through the downstairs looking for life. Sometimes, when the moon is high, you can spot one loping down the street.

We used to hear them from the bedroom scratching and sighing, rolling their rotted backs

against the fraying carpet and curtains. They chewed through the legs of the dining room table. Once, I discove...

February 14, 2020


                          January - April, 2012: eleven Delaware teens take their own lives,

                                                                                       another 116 attempt suicide....

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