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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Once, while making love,
I forgot your name.
The capped wave,
of what may have only been
a tangled bed sheet,
washing you farther and farther out.
As if the process of losing you
was already in motion.
Contributors: Rainer Sculte, Carlos Cortinez/tr., Frank Crothers, John Mosier, Frank Dauster, Antonio Skarmeta, Peter G. Earle, Jose Neistein, Alfred C. Lemmon, Julio Ortega, Pablo Neruda/tr., Margaret Sayers Peden, Edilberto Coutinho, Daniel Moyano/tr., H.E. Francis, Jorge Igargüengoitia/tr., Richard Kurjan, Elena Suarez/tr., Harry Haskell, Rufino …0
One mind was the size of an owl, another
the shape of a watch, another didn’t have
the time to think. Though a few of us smother
in water or smoke, even more die in the salve
on a bad conscience. Aphorisms …
Merciful God, we humbly thank Thee for setting the earth on its rotation around the sun, thus providing humanity with periods of light that permit us, as we go about our daily business, to recognize with relative clarity the things …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.
Timothy Morton, an author and intellectual whose work largely examines ecology through the lens of posthuman philosophy, will give a talk at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4, in the Whitney Presentation Room in Thomas Hall on the campus of …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.
I tell my daughters, let’s make a dessert for bad girls—for the florid, the delinquent,
for the deeply hazardous—
A cake involving heavy cream. Let’s beat in eggs till batter skims
a private shape, scattered with shattered pistachio nuts.
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
Contributors: Ivan Diviš, Viola Fischerová, Emil Juliš, Karel Šiktanc, Miroslav Červenka, Pavel Šrut, Ivan M. Jirous, Jiří Rulf, Jáchym Topal, Miroslav Huptych, Sylva Fischerová, Božena Spávcová, Gwendolyn Albert, Justin Quinn, Jenny Smith, Louis Armand, Vincent Farnsworth, Sharon Swingle, Paul Polansky, …0