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What he really liked most was to see the storms coming in. His house was safe and most of the villagers went there to seek shelter. Some would cry from fear and others tried to hide their sadness from …3
Saint Blaise, 4th century Armenian martyr,
Patron Saint of animals and those who suffer from throat ailments.
O Saint Stammerer, Saint Stutterer,
Patron Saint of the Lisp and Smokeswept Throat,
Patron Saint of the Veterinarian and Marine …
Contributors: Jeffrey Levine, Susanne Kort, Richard McNally, Mary Spalding, Marino Munoz Lagos, David A. Petreman, Edward Bartok-Baratta, Mireille Juchau, David Francis, Amanda Schaffer, Matthew Cooperman, Rob Trucks, Catie Rosemurgy, Drew Perry, Barbara O’Dair, Palo Tung, Virgil Suarez, David Roderick, Patrick …0
Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals, by Patricia Lockwood. Penguin Poets, 2014. $20.00, 80 pages.
Lockwood’s outrageous poems transport the reader into a world overflowing with hyper-sexualized and twisted humor, intertwined with her own personal difficulties concerning love, war, and rape. Her …3
An experiment with the form of the nineteenth-century-style review: mega-long excerpts connected by impressionistic ligaments.
Pale Horse, Pale Rider, by Katherine Anne Porter. Random House, 1936.
Victorian novelist Elizabeth Gaskell tried to persuade Charlotte Brontë—whose grim experience of the …1
You could walk along, seeing the water in its pace, a bird sitting on a rock, flying up and up, to the other side without thinking twice about customs and passport. Spreading, gliding, shitting on a picture-taker like me.
we never left home. We casted
ourselves in a domestic tableau.
A riot was born. And you
took to staring out of windows, reading
the smoke signals of flaming cars,
which told you,
and you were convinced,
that there was …
“I’d cleave you in three” —Mao Zedong
Make a house make a roof make a star
a big empty star in no such night
I can take so much black mass
No wind at my side
No wind …
On page 89 I was thinking about Picasso’s collection.
Not one impressionist painting,
not one painting in which light plays any part.
Not even in the admirable Cezanne,
not even in the large Renoir.
I could see in my mind’s …
Anatomize, by Natasha Dennerstein. Norfolk Press, 2015. $15, 73 pages.
“Nothing is beautiful, only people are beautiful,” Friedrich Nietzsche observed in Twilight of the Idols. The German philosopher believed that beauty in nature was derived from the beauty we …4