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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If it’s the moon, call it the moon;
there’s no better way to say it.
But ask the child the color of the sky,
and he will say water, and that will also
be true. Ask what the bear …
Contributors: L.T. Biddison, John Mosier, Don Riso, Catherine Savage, Florence M. Hecht, William Kotzwinkle, Gerald Locklin, Williams Mills, Lawrence Judson Reynolds, James Tipton, Hodding Carter, Barney Fortier, Ralph Adamo, Fort de Joux, Alvin Aubert, Ann Darr, Gene Frumkin, Robert S. …0
Because that’s how you break through, said Blake.
How you see desire for what it is.
His brown hair was matting nicely, his loincloth
getting the hang of him. He had some chants down pat
and nicely-emerging ribs. Om-most there, …3
I. Kenwood, Minneapolis
As on the last several Saturday afternoons, Brian Ward, a 56-year-old illustrator of considerable local renown, was counseling his friend on how to preserve his marriage. The effort, as always, was hopeless. Ward’s friend, the hedge fund …1
Farther Away, by Jonathan Franzen. FSG, 2012. $26.00, 336 pages.
The idea that Jonathan Franzen is a man who might have fit in better half a century ago is tossed around quite often, and for good reason: he writes …3
& 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-
Dollbaby, by Laura Lane McNeal. Viking, 2014. $26.95, 337 pages.
In her debut novel, author Laura Lane McNeal maps out the city of New Orleans in order to imagine a gripping tale of family secrets, civil rights, and Southern …5
Contributors: Terri Brint Joseph, Gwen Raaberg, Robert A. Brinkley, John Rieder, Daryl E. Jones, Larry French, Bart Ramsey, LuAnn Keener, David Sanders, Katherine Soniat, Antonio Hernandez, Frederick H. Fornoff, John Mosier, Andre Bazin, Alain Piette, Bert Cardullo, Neil Hurley, S. J., …0
Juventud, by Vanessa Blakeslee. Curbside Splendor, October 2015. $12, 300 pages.
Over the past year, a number of high-profile novels have moved beyond American insularity to engage questions of social justice. Dinaw Mengestu’s All Our Names (2014) follows a …2
The Jews of New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta: A History of Life and Community Along the Bayou, by Emily Ford and Barry Stiefel. The History Press, 2012. $19.99, 155 pages.
In 2002, I reigned as “King of the Jieuxs” …0