Contributors: Ronald Schleifer, Elizabeth Hinds, Pamela Slate Liggett, David S. Grofs, Kate Beaird Meyers, Grant I. Holly, Tom Bowden, Robert Markley, Richard Cafestta, G. Douglas Atkins
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It’s as if the pinpoints are stars, and I am drawn in blue pencil,
the pictures between them.
Immaterial, non-print. I exist in the false-empty,
the heft within atoms. I think about what I eat.
Three times a day …
Almighty LORD, incline Thine ear to hear this day a confession: we sometimes do not feel real. That is, when we take the time to reflect upon our existence, we grow fearful, in part because we are unable to sum …3
In appreciation of all the guns we shall
resurrect these watermelons from
the oblivion to which we have blown them.
In honor of all the guns we shall observe
a moment of silence.
In respect for all the guns, …1
Foucault, in Winter, in the Linnaeus Garden, by Michael Joyce. Starcherone Books, March 2015. $16, 184 pages.
Michael Joyce’s new epistolary novel, Foucault, in Winter, in the Linnaeus Garden, creates an alternate history of the philosopher by compiling …7
& dusk & learning the throat
as a deer part.
orphans the carcass:
spray of vessels & shells
of gilded metal gathered like a shaved
bowl of iceIridescence
off the tail of a belle mer-
Baby’s Cradle, Europe c. 1810
A separate bed prevented babies being accidentally smothered by a parent—
The wicker cradle could not hold the baby but it was just the right weight for torn bits of lace, a handful of sequins, …1
Robin Andreasen: Your work in crisis art or docufiction, including incisive discussions of serial killers, prisoners, artists (the piece on Van Gogh in Anti-Twitter still haunts me), suggests that it is primarily through dialogue and engagement with the most abject, …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
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
12:30 p.m.: Lunch
In the four years I’ve spent in New Orleans I’d never had a Lucky Dog (this is a tourist staple, like the Dodger Dog in LA or Spumoni Gardens pizza in …5