Contributors: Jody Cordova, Joan Fay Cuccio, Bonnie Arant Ertelt, Randall Garrison, Stephen Gibson, Bruce Henricksen, B.D. Love, Todd James Pierce, James M. Tierney, William F. Van Wert, Christine Wiltz
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Mark Forsyth’s Ternion Set: The Etymologicon, The Horologicon, and The Elements of Eloquence. Icon Books Ltd, 2014. 768 pages.
Chances are, you’ve felt at a loss for words.
There’s a word for that.
The French call …4
We could have spent all day
on that esplanade watching citizens
set fire to our favorite bridge,
but we needed to master
our summer looks,
and how many landmarks
must be destroyed
before our thirst for belligerent
celebration is quelled?…
Julia Cohen, Collateral Light, Brooklyn Arts Press, 2013. $15.95, 92 pages.
Julia Cohen’s second full-length poetry collection is a graceful and brutal welcoming into the body of our own lives: an invitation to hold a magnifying glass up to our …0
Contributors: Tess Gallagher, Katie Peterson, Simon Perchik, R. Dean Johnson, Marthe Reed, Jeffrey Levine, Daniel Tobin, Rita Banerji, Patricia Murphy, Moira Linehan, John Kinsella, Hailey Leithauser, Rachel Zucker, Susanne Kort, Patricia Suarez, Annaliese Hoehling, Andrew Miller, Matt Vadnais, Barbara Roberds, …0
Nicotine, by Gregor Hens. Translation from German by Jen Calleja. Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2015. $12, 168 pages.
There is no acceptable vice that generates instantaneous revulsion as smoking does now. The division between smokers and non-smokers is like day and …5
Rose Alley, by Jeremy Davies. Counterpath Press, 2009. $15.95, 192 pages.
Jeremy Davies’ debut novel Rose Alley is a conundrum of the delicious sort. Rose Alley defies containment, and Davies seems to have deliberately written an unfilmable (and …2
Contributors: Dan Beachy-Quick, Elisabeth Benjamin, Julianne Buchsbaum, Abraham Burickson, Michelle Y. Burke, Bart Chaney, Cassandra J. Cleghorn, Patrick Crerand, Brett DeFries, Melissa Dickey, Rikki Ducornet, Christen Enos, Anthony Farrington, Robert Ficociello, Chris Forhan, Karen Gentry, Smith Henderson, Allen Jih, Ilya …0
Contributors: Octavio Armand, Richard Bevis, John Biguenet, Layeh Bock, Marc Brasz, Michel Butor, Allen H. Chappel, Edilberto Coutinho, Si Dunn, Tom Dworetzky, Richard Easton, Lee Fahnestock, Ernest Ferlita S.J., Ken Fontenot, Calvin Harlan, Jeanine Hathaway, Bruce Henrickson, Wolfgang Hildesheimer, Richard …0
They found me looking happy
by the East River. Fifty lashings, they said.
For believing, I was punished.
For doubting, I was punished.
My family, we were celebrants, we enthused the South, we enthused the North.
Testify, they said, and …
Contributors: John Aldridge, James Robinson, Roy A. Rosenberg, Bernard Benstock, William Harrison, Seymour Epstein, Jackson Burgess, F. H. Griffin Taylor, Thomas Altizer, Alvin Aubert, John Ciardi, John William Corrington, John E. Matthias, Shael Herman, Robert Pack, John Williams, Biron Walker, …0