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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
Contributors: Ilse Aichinger, Bert Almon, Marianna Andrea, Ingeborg Bachmann, Michelle Benoit, Michael Andre Bernstein, John Biguenet, Marsha Biguenet, Robert Bringhurst, Ivan Alexeyevich Bunin, Richard Chambers, Julio Cortazar, Manoj Das, Ernest Ferlita, Ken Fontenot, Dawson Gaillard, Calvin Harlan, MG Hesse, Kenneth …1
Death Don’t Have No Mercy, by William Boyle. Broken River Books, 2015. $15. 194 pages.
William Boyle, author of the new short story collection Death Don’t Have No Mercy, has ideas about crime. Moreover, he has ideas …1
Chenoo: A Novel, by Joseph Bruchac. University of Oklahoma Press, 2016. 224 pages, $17.
The detective novel has always been about the investigation for truth, built upon a narrative that seeks to uncover hidden meanings. Acclaimed Abenaki storyteller Joseph …4
Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas, Edited by Rebecca Solnit and Rebecca Snedeker. University of California Press, 2013. $29.95, 176 pages.
Room 220 will host the New Orleans launch of Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas at a Happy …4
The Loss of All Lost Things, by Amina Gautier. Elixir Press, 2016. $19, 128 pages.
An older white woman who recently lost her ailing husband to suicide stumbles into an affair with a young black male prostitute; a recent divorcee …3
His door would open when I arrived at mine,
click of key to lock so much easier to discern
than the yin & yang of satellite jet streams.
Eyeglasses humid; hair—Einstein-wild,
he would always act surprised to see me.
Athanasius Kircher, a seventeenth-century German Jesuit and self-styled “master of a hundred arts,” is credited with inventing the megaphone, a pre-cursor to the computer, and (perhaps) a cat piano. His intense curiosity about the …2
When they set fire to the understory of Hitchcock Woods,
the firemen lean on green signs that read: “Burning Today.”
Their helmets forgotten or lost, they cannot help but blink
and think of themselves, too, flaring briefly in the shade…
A carer’s life is boring. Working day in and day out for months, years. Watching over their employers like collies, ever hopeful to spring into action at the first sign of trouble, to be useful, to be heroic. Only this …4