Contributors: Wheeler Winston Dixon, Robert T. Klose, Lisa Zeidner, John Mosier, David Madden, Charles Ramirez Berg, Laurie Blauner, Carol K. Howell, Eric Smooin, Christina Crosby, L.J. Bright
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Harold Jaffe is the author of 28 books, as well as many shorter works in Best American Short Stories, Chicago Review, Kenyon Review, Paris Review, among other venues. He has won two NEA grants in fiction and two Fulbright …2
Contributors: Dieter Weslowski, Katrina Roberts, Marin Buschel, Myrna Stone, Christopher Torockio, Philip Fried, Amy Scattergood, Robert C.S. Downs, K.E. Duffin, Winston Weathers, Simon Perchik, David T. Manning, Jeff Hardin, Anis Shivani, James Klise, Alex Lemon, Tom Christopher, Yago Cura, D.C. …1
Old dogs and a hardwood kayak.
A woman wipes her boning knives on oilstone skin.
The occasional outburst of undress.
The animal of her ankles.
Lean out toward your daughter, shutters open
A black bag wraps the night …4
Babette came to the home the same week we got a television. They arrived three days apart, both dropped unceremoniously at the front door. Madame Durance never bothered much with the girls but was very put out by the lack …4
Birmingham, Alabama, native Margaret Eby returned South from her adopted home in New York City to write a travelogue about the towns where the stories of the Southern canon take place, as well as the authors who lived and worked …1
Box type: cigar, lined in Spanish cedar with brass hinges, glass top lid—13”L x 10”W x 6.5”H. Sounds fancy for a diorama and it is, but I had it in my basement, a remnant from an old boyfriend, so I …3
Plunk, by Tom C. Hunley. WSC Press, 2015. $16, 67 pages.
Why isn’t Tom C. Hunley a household name? We know Airwick and the Dyson Ball, but why isn’t Hunley, the author of four full-length books of poetry as well …3
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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
Contributors: Lewis Turco, Ioanna-Veronika Warwick, Maria Damon, David Rigsbee, Paul Munn, Heinz Piontek/ tr.Ken Fontenot, Diane Wakoski, Jean Berret, Dennis Patrick Slattery, Cesar Vallejo/ tr. Rebecca Seiferle, Will Brantley, Christopher Woods, Tom Whalen, Edouardo Albinati/tr. John Satriano, John Brehn, Mark …0
singlehood about as sensible
as finding one orange flip-flop
frozen to an iceberg
but also knowing
the kind of man you want
never would have let you
enter the Arctic Circle.
Michael Montlack is editor of …1