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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I ask you to help me move
the cadaver: you demure.
I ask you to help me conjugate
French verbs: you aver.
I ask you for the sun & moon,
to rewrite the dictionary,
to decolonize modern love.
I ask …
All walls are an ecology whose space could feed
a century. We believe in this theory and that love
is for making children, an instant without hands
that requires the defeat of the tiniest brown dog
stalking the neighborhoods of …
(after Stanley Moss)
If someone else is kissing you, death is real.
I want no others to know your mouth,
its clever tongue
traveling across my topography
the island of my moxie.
If someone else is kissing you,
then let …3
An experiment with the form of the nineteenth-century-style review: mega-long excerpts connected by impressionistic ligaments.
Seven Gothic Tales, by Isak Dinesen. Random House, 1934.
Seven Gothic Tales is a set of enchanting stories in late-modernist prose by Isak Dinesen. From …3
Kitten Clone, by Douglas Coupland, Visual Editions, 2014, $40, 150 pages.
The London based book publisher Visual Editions‘ “Writers in Residence” series pairs narrative nonfiction with Magnum photographers to create a body of work that exemplifies the power …1
Contributors: Ruth Bidgood, Duncan Bush, Tony Curtis, Paul Henry, Christopher Meredith, Robert Minhinnick, Sheenagh Pugh, Anne Stevenson, Hilary Llewellyn Williams, Elizabeth Burns, John Burnside, Stewart Conn, Gerrie Fellows, Edwin Morgan, Anne Tall, Ruth Carr, Gerald Dawe, Kathleen McCracken, Bedbh McGuckian, …1
Wellvang opened the door to his fourth-floor walk-up and found his purpose standing in the hallway: Polish movers. He’d observed Poles before in the wild, certainly: riding the metro in stiff leather jackets, standing without books or newspapers; grousing down …
If the fishing fleet had left before dawn, as most fishing fleets do, the disaster would have been avoided. But the fact was that the fleet hadn’t done any actual fishing for some years. Increasing tourist traffic, drawn to the …7
Eight leaves on
a car hood,
stamped into place
by the rain.
Tree partly turning,
part of the land-
scape, but distinguished
by its grace.
We stood around,
waiting for permission
to entertain the
idea of leaving.
We had no…1
Standing Still in a Concrete Jungle, by Justin Nobel. Zoom Books, 2012. $12.00, 105 pages.
Justin Nobel’s autobiographical psycho-geography of New York is at turns disciplined and whimsical, insightful and playful. Structured around eleven site-specific observations or reflections, the …2