Poetry Book Review: Brock Guthrie’s “Contemplative Man”

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Poetry Editor Charlie Bondhus reviews Brock Guthrie’s forthcoming debut poetry book Contemplative Man, a “blunt and evocative” offering from Sibling Rivalry Press.

Meet a Bladesmith Whose Last Name Is Shanks … For Real

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Forging could be considered the second oldest profession in the world, but for outlaw biker Terry Shanks forging has become a spiritual discipline.

Get A Job! The Myth of Labor

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Our images of manhood and success are too often tied to a “working man” image that doesn’t exist in the real world any more.

I Only Look Like “The Man”

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Sometimes the privileged aren’t all they’re made out to be.

Cisco Araya, Real Father

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Cisco Araya is a a little bit opera, a little bit heavy metal, and an entirely devoted husband and father.

Do It Yourself, America

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In a world where anyone can watch fifteen ways to sharpen a hand saw or to build a rail gun, is craftsmanship lost?

The Accidental Contractor

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Steven Axelrod didn’t go looking for his second career.

Why I Love My Blue-Collar Guy

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Some might say Blixa Scott, an attorney, is a real loser in the game of love: her boyfriend of four years gets paid by the hour to do physically demanding work. But she wouldn’t have it any other way.