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From a conversation with Anaïs Nin (1903-1977) recorded at her home in Los Angeles in 1976.
There is an interesting quote from Volume One of your Diary, in which you say, “I only regret that everyone wants to …5
These Are Not Companion Pieces
The dream, the disease, the desire of the first propertied penis:
My Country ‘Tis of Thee
This map of the world is incomplete.
Where, after all, is your cunt.
The frowning top of a ferris wheel.
The rotating lights stop, and I wonder for
a moment if all time has stopped, too; a streetlight changes
and we continue on.
But somewhere up there near the top
you and I …
Contributors: Forrest L. Ingram, Ernest Ferlita, John P. Sisk, Nelson Algren, Lloyd Halliburton, Robert Joe Stout, J. Michael Yates, Granville Hicks, William Mills, Helen Sorrells, Lawrence P. Spingarn, Harold Witt, Dan Masterson, Charles Suhor, Margaret Gibson, Tom McKeown, César Vallejo, …0
Down to the Dark River: Contemporary Poems about the Mississippi River, edited by Philip C. Kolin and Jack B. Bedell. Louisiana Literature Press, 2015. $18, 232 pages.
Growing up in central Mississippi, I was far enough removed from …5
Full Body Pleasure Suit, by Elsbeth Pancrazi. Tavern Books, 2017. 76 pages, $17.
Elsbeth Pancrazi’s debut poetry collection Full Body Pleasure Suit consists of a series of linked poems in four sections, in which a first-person narrator leads …2
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
I don’t pretend to have been all pink
and unplucked, I knew nakedness,
knew the rattle of a leg in bed.
You rented a room from an old man
and his girlfriend, always cooking
bacon in the morning. The smell…
My mother enters the marriage, as if through a terminal, misplacing her name like a forgotten glove. She loses the edges of herself. In his country, she becomes a passenger who stares at Mayan pyramids. He pleats the map into …0
Dogs take turns shredding apart a sheet of light on the morning of departure. The explorers are inside their homes, waking the way all strangers wake, their arms crooked with the absence they always lived with. Smoke rises down the …3