Available Issues of ShortWorks
    En attendant le jour - Poetry Issue
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    Poetry Issue
    En attendant le jour
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    Although just eleven poems, this slim book is an innovative and evocative poetic achievement of contemporary literature. Regarded by respected critics and writers as highly competent, En attendant le jour is a tour de force in poetry.

    The Sonnets to Orpheus - Poetry in Translation Issue
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    Poetry in Translation Issue
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    In this new translation of Part I of Rilke's famous sonnet cycle, the emerging poet, Joshua Jennings, uses his craftsmanship and skill to shape a superb translation of these unique and difficult poems. Jennings's translations is one of the most authentic renditions available today. As poet, Jennings proves again that poetry has a solid place in our contemporary lives.
    O John the Captive - Volume 7: Music Issue
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    Volume 7: Music Issue
    O John the Captive

    Recorded live at the Somethin' Jazz Club in New York City, the Zack Foley Quartet reveals new inroads in their ongoing exploration of jazz harmony and rhythm through an honest and sincere approach bordering on the meditative. Guitarist Marvin Sewell joins the Quartet to expand their reach. In true bootleg manner, these recordings show a new approach into the sound of jazz to come.

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    Vanity Fair gives rave review of the Zack Foley Quartet.
    Jazz and Zen, in Manhattan by David Friend

    Stories that Changed the World - Humanities Mini Text: Volume 1
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    Humanities Mini Text: Volume 1
    Stories that Changed the World
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    The idea of the “story” often conjures up the kinds of tales we encountered as children, ones that swept us away to different times and places, took us on adventures we could never have experienced under the protection of our families. And this may well illustrate the power of the story at its most fundamental level — to transport us out of ourselves, offer us experiences that we may otherwise never have, and allow us to empathize with the characters that have them. Join Dr. Mary Kay Jennings on this historical overview of the story from Mesopotamia to the late 20th century.
    Storytelling in the 21st Century  - Volume 5: Humanities Issue
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    Volume 5: Humanities Issue
    Storytelling in the 21st Century
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    In the United States, the recent discussions regarding education tend to focus heavily on the practical ends of education, such as producing a strong workforce. But if we only focus on the ends, that is, teaching a trade, rather than teaching a method of learning, then we are only doing half the job. Mary Kay Jennings takes a unique view on this discussion, and in order to do so, she begins far back in our human evolution with the earliest information we have on Storytelling. We discover that storytelling has more to do with our education, and perhaps even our future survival as a species, than we previously knew.
    Religion, Society and Culture - Volume 4: Theology Issue
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    Volume 4: Theology Issue
    Religion, Society and Culture
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    Today it seems the modern world is moving with ease and confidence towards a determined future under the control and coordination of technocratic societies where religion plays an ever smaller role. But on the other hand, religion seems to be the dominant force affecting culture and politics in the twenty-first century. In this ShortWorks Theology Issue, Karsten Kreutzer takes a closer look at this phenomenon.
    I Didn't Know What Time It Was - Volume 3: Music Issue
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    Volume 3: Music Issue
    I Didn't Know What Time It Was
    In this live recording at the Nuyorican in New York City, the Zack Foley Quartet explores nuances in vocal tone and rhythmic complexities that highlight surreptitious facets in classic standards as well as reveal hidden vocal landscapes yet undiscovered by contemporary jazz.

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    The Incomplete Reichenau Sonnets - Volume 2: Poetry Issue
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    Volume 2: Poetry Issue
    The Incomplete Reichenau Sonnets
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    The Incomplete Reichenau Sonnets by Joshua Jennings offers a counterpoint to the profane, technical world of our foreseeable future when the written word may be nothing more than information to be indexed and searched. These poems suggest that perhaps in the midst of our technical advancements, we are entering a new Dark Age in which our future hope for safeguarding our culture, and ultimately our humanity, will be through ardent, individual efforts like those of the anonymous monks of Reichenau.
    Third Friday in February - Volume 1: Fiction Issue
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    Volume 1: Fiction Issue
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    Based on a real event in a small Midwestern town during the 1960s, the following ShortWork by M.K. Patrick, Third Friday in February, suggests that simple daily struggles to answer questions about love, work and friendship can lead to unpredictable violence.  Patrick's short story suggests that perhaps America’s small-town psychoses nurtured some of the first acts of modern terrorism.
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ShortWorks is an independent publishing group that compiles short, compelling works, from arts, music and literature to social criticism and history to science and technology. Each ShortWork is just that: a short, thoughtful piece. These works rest on attention to detail combined with critical thought yet common sense, providing a valuable and meaningful experience which, we hope, may lead to further creative and critical endeavors.
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