Contributors: John Mosier, Max Aub/tr., Will Kirkland, Michael Murphy, Mark Lussier, Peggy McCormack
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Tie my silk skirt with a silk belt
covering tear trails.
Every year during blossoming spring
I resent Wang Son.
On the engraved lute
I finish playing Longing for a Lover.
Rain strikes pear blossoms—
close the door …
A Questionable Shape, by Bennett Sims. Two Dollar Radio, 2013. $16.50, 218 pages.
I don’t like zombies. It’s not that I’m afraid of them, I just think that their current popularity points to unsettling cultural fixations—which would be fine …4
Q: Did that horse catch fire in the lake?
A: Define fire.
Q: Did that horse or lake catch fire?
A: Define horse.
Q: Did that horse and lake catch fire simultaneously?
A: Define lake.
Q: Did that fire or …1
Contributors: Thomas F. Costello, Albert Belisle Davis, Jack Foley, Michelle Fredette, Lindsay Hill, Dick Johnson, Cynthia King, David Kirby, William Kloefkorn, Gordon Lish, Gerard Malanga, Sarat Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Ron Silliman, Lara Stapleton, Leon Stokesbury, John Swan, Randy Vidrine, Dieter Weslowski…0
The hole appeared overnight, at least three feet deep, two feet wide, and two feet long. It was as if someone had taken a shovel and dug a grave in the backyard. That’s what it looked like, Marty thought. A …5
I was kelp:
in warm water.
You were one wave
She didn’t let the ocean
touch her toes. Too foreign,
she said. I lie back,
I hear the soldiers’ …
Contributors: Jimmy Stewart, John.R Reed, Jon Griffin, Kelly Cherry, Angela Ball, Zoe Filipkowski, Christopher Middleton, Charles Black, Manuel Silva, Sandra Reyes, Debra Daspit, Michael Burns, Hillel Schwartz, Larry S. Rudner, Fritiof Nilsson Piraten, Robert E. Bjork, Kajii Motojiro, Stephen Wechselblatt, …0
Contributors: Jeffrey Bean, C.W. Cannon, James Capozzi, James Claffey, Jehanne Dubrow, Barbara Duffey, Tim Earley, Philip Fried, Robert Glick, Samuel Gray, Dan Gutstein, Bruce Holbert, Michael Derrick Hudson, Joy Kennedy-O’Neill, Sara Lefsyk, Michael Martin, Philip Metres, David Ohle, Simon Perchik, …0
Contributors: Ann Ronald, Ron De Maris, Edward Nobles, Philip J. Skerry, Yannis Ritsos/tr. Kostas Myrsiades, Hans Lipinsky-Gottersdorf/tr. David Vandenberg, John Mosier, Laureano Albán/tr. Frederick H. Fornoff, George Angel, Barbara Ching, Rita Barnard, Sue Owen, Steven R. Johnson, Frantisek Halas/tr. Don …0