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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Hamlet on the Senses
Tell? I would never!
You want to find his body?
I say trust your nose.
— Eva Garcia
Where’s the fishmonger?
Oh! He is eating dinner
in a bed of worms.
— Katie Aldridge…4
The bridge in us is sinking even though you ride your bicycle through it. I know it was your favorite way to get around. That it had a sweet little bell and chimed like Sabbath. I see you wearing dresses …1
On the loading dock
I see racked ribs
I think of us
hanging like bats
from the monkey bars:
you take off my hat
to let out the blood.
I float in the river all …3
The hole appeared overnight, at least three feet deep, two feet wide, and two feet long. It was as if someone had taken a shovel and dug a grave in the backyard. That’s what it looked like, Marty thought. A …5
Contributors: Thomas Cooper, Peter Joseph Gloviczki, Kevin Prufer, Nicolas Hundley, Monica Berlin, James Capozzi, Evan Hanczor, Brent Van Horne, Kaethe Schwehn, Nansŏrhŏn Hŏ, Garth Greenwell, R. E. Bowse, Nicky Beer, Laura Longsong, Mark Edward Pursell, Jennifer Whitaker, Tom Christopher, Desmond …0
States of Motion, by Laura Hulthen Thomas. Wayne State University Press, May 2017. $19, 304 pages.
Laura Hulthen Thomas displays a wide range of skills in the haunting stories that comprise her debut collection, States of Motion, …2
After The Wind: 1996 Everest Tragedy, One Survivor’s Story, by Lou Kasischke, Good Hart Publishing, 2014, $25, 311 pages.
After The Wind is an autobiographical account of Lou Kasischke’s summit attempt of Mount Everest as part of the 1996 …0
Made of rock pressed into itself,
pushed northward, a hard turn toward
sky, what the earth allowed when plates
vied for space. And the earth was made
of bodies pressed into themselves, blood
rusted into soil, a hard turn of …0
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
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