Contributors: John Mosier, Jacek Fuksiewicz, Andrew Horton, Drago Jancar, William Marling, David C. Estes, Franci Slivnik, Ann Ceh, Armando Valladares, Miklos Jancso, Janos Kende
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Wonderland, by Samuel Ligon, with artwork by Stephen Knezovich. Lost Horse Press, 2016. $20, 78 pages.
“Collage-like” is a term that finds an easy home in the short story collection review, but it’s more than well deserved in describing Samuel Ligon’s …3
In September 2015, I found myself confronted with the dead body of a rabbit. Its guts had been removed, but the rest of its preparation was up to me. Despite decades of pescatarianism, I gingerly wielded the cleaver, separating the …2
Wellvang opened the door to his fourth-floor walk-up and found his purpose standing in the hallway: Polish movers. He’d observed Poles before in the wild, certainly: riding the metro in stiff leather jackets, standing without books or newspapers; grousing down …
Like all good things this is chewed on. That’s her tongue in my cheek, curled up with my family and me. That’s her voice, those are her teeth biting my caution and wrists. She says we know what we’re doing, …4
There I am. Of course, I am not really there, but yeah, am I there! I look at myself and I assess myself and I think to myself—well, am I there. I am aware of myself posing, my mouth closed, …1
How to Read Nancy: The Elements of Comics in Three Easy Panels, by Paul Karasik and Mark Newgarden. Fantagraphics, 2017. $30, 276 pages.
To read Ernie Bushmiller’s Nancy is to slip momentarily in time, back to a lazy mid-century morning …5
Contributors: Steve Stern, Doug MacCash, Walter Rutkowski, Rodney Jones, James Sallis, Louis Gallo, John Wood, Norman German, John Dollis, Enid Shomer, Jeanne M. Leiby, William Trowbridge, Stephen March, Trayce Diskin, Susan Gebhardt, Dieter Weslowski, Niam McArdle, Gitta Deutsch, Richard Katrovas, …0
Everyone agreed, the dead robot was making them sad. It lay across the front steps of the Wang family’s house, bucket-shaped head tilted to the side, three arms and three legs sprawled in every direction. Mr. and Mrs. Wang had …7
Half-Light: Collected Poems 1965-2016, by Frank Bidart. FSG, 2017. $35, 736 pages.
I wonder how many readers, upon first glancing at the cover of this magnificent doorstopper, misread the first part of the title of Bidart’s career-spanning volume, Half-Light, as …3
Oil on canvas, 2007
6 x 9 ft.
For a time, Lochmire experimented with exaggeration as a way to create empathy. Except in the context of art theory, most of the results failed. The Stand-Up Comedian Eats Breakfast is …2