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Should Our Undoing Come Down Upon Us White, by Jill Osier. Bull City Press, 2013. $12, 36 pages.
Robert Frost begins “Fire and Ice” by offering a choice between the two elements: one or the other, he says, fire …10
small, fierce things, by lj moore. Achiote Press, 2015. $12
While it might be a stretch to call the short stories, vignettes, flash fictions, and drawings in lj moore’s small, fierce things fables, fables nevertheless provide a useful lens …4
Since his book, Remote (1996), David Shields has been in hot pursuit of lies and truths that help us decode a modern reality that can seem a cruel, wired hallucination of publicity, exhibitionism, and spiritual chaos. He is a restless …1
Back then, I always felt I was on the edge
of something. A boulder half-drowned
in the Adriatic, a ridge overlooking the plains.
I was a pioneer and didn’t want to be.
In one dream I ran from tornadoes,
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
Uncle Joe Stalin visited Vermont, July of ’34—
same month and year Federico Garcia Lorca was in Eden Mills; Lorca took two days
to sober up from a long rollicking train ride to Montpelier where Stalin
disembarked three days before:…
Suppose you came to hear about the day Dr. Wu made himself a victim in the classroom. Not too long ago after his wife had left him, taking with her their only daughter for a job in the Catskills. Beach …2
What My Hair Says About You, by Laura Theobald. Metatron, 2016. $14, 96 pages.
The speaker of Laura Theobald’s poems is not having a good time. In “dumpster” she begs: “will someone please / throw me into that dumpster / …1
One year after a segregated air force
discharged my father, honest and faithful
service completed, he married my mother.
No shotguns or dishonor, just doing right,
onlookers all bearing witness with one eye
open. So many of the flames in …
Jennifer Steil: I began thinking about the hazards of Western people coming to the Middle East to “free” the women
Jennifer Steil moved to Yemen in 2006 to be editor-in-chief of the Yemen Observer and later married the British Ambassador to Yemen. Her first book, The Woman Who Fell From The Sky, is a memoir of her time in …3