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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The lion on the family mausoleum lies still,
mossy-backed and obedient.
When no one watched I rode it.
I never thought of those buried,
only wanted to escape the living
who were so easily offended.
Beatrice hated the place
I had just sat down from feeding the jukebox when I felt someone touch my shoulder. I turned.
“Guess who?” she said.
I wouldn’t have recognized her if I didn’t notice the faint half-moon scar on her left cheek. It …5
Outtakes: Sestets, by Charles Wright, art by Eric Appleby. Sarabande Books, 2010. $16.95, 64 pages.
Charles Wright is getting old and he wants to tell you about it. In Sarabande Books’s second artist/poet collaboration, Forklift, Ohio designer Eric Appleby …5
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 …
Almighty LORD, incline Thine ear to hear this day a confession: we sometimes do not feel real. That is, when we take the time to reflect upon our existence, we grow fearful, in part because we are unable to sum …3
Contributors: Janice Carlisle, Richard E. Johnson, Michele Levy. Louis Gallo, Gordon Bigelow, Fritz Breithaupt, Laura George, Thomas A. Vogler, Sharon Leah Kayfetz, Anne R. Trubek, Timothy J. Wager, Rita Signorelli-Pappas, Nick Barrett, M. Rukmini Callimachi, Sheila Mulligan Webb, James R. …0
Milk Dress, by Nicole Cooley. Alice James Books, 2010. $15.95, 96 pages.
Nicole Cooley’s third book, Breach, beautifully and deliberately described the period of extended grief following Hurricane Katrina. For a native of New Orleans living …0
Contributors: Ryzard Bugajski, Pablo Neruda,Marina Kaplan,Ricardo Piglia, Silvina Ocampo, Anghel Dumraveanu, Ana Maria Matute, Michael Szporer, Margaret Sayers Peden, Daniel Balderston, Adam J. Sorkin and Irina Grigorescu, Michael Scott Doyle
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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
In Alexandra Kleeman’s newly released debut novel, You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine (Harper Collins, 2015), an algebraically named cast navigates cults, game shows and romance. When the book opens, A’s relationship with her inattentive boyfriend, C, is …3