Alexander Helmke

Only a writer when writing. A founding editor of @revolver_tw, a Twin Cities arts and culture magazine. @alexanderhelmke on Twitter


The Pathetic Resuscitation of Us


Redemption is glorious, and it isn’t nearly enough. It saves only one person at a time, and the world is full of people. -Jeffrey Eugenides


There’s A Grace When You’re Far Enough Away


Until yesterday I thought my life could be different, I was in love, etc. -Roberto Bolaño, Antwerp

The campus steeple Golgotha on the small town skyline. Latin sayings on stone walls as pronounced as letters beneath shopping cart handles.

There are women with words here too, words on asses in yoga pants and…


The Pathetic Resuscitation of Us


Redemption is glorious, and it isn’t nearly enough. It saves only one person at a time, and the world is full of people. -Jeffrey Eugenides