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You had been the last of the boys
to learn how to slaughter properly.
Said I would do it for you. To this,
you placed a warm palm against
my back and pushed me away.
Poised above the stained block, …
The Adventure of the Busts of Eva Perón, by Carlos Gamerro (translated by Ian Barnett). And Other Stories, 2015. $16, 352 pages.
Carlos Gamerro’s surreal and very funny novel The Adventure of the Busts of Eva Perón follows the ambitious …4
singlehood about as sensible
as finding one orange flip-flop
frozen to an iceberg
but also knowing
the kind of man you want
never would have let you
enter the Arctic Circle.
Michael Montlack is editor of …1
Susan Bernofsky hails from Louisiana and is an alumna of the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts. Now living in New York, she is a German language translator, a teacher at the Columbia University School of the Arts, and …4
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
Crowded around the living room at my 50th birthday party in San Francisco, my friends recounted some of my characteristically offbeat accomplishments in recent years. I’d smuggled six inch women’s pumps past security into a U2 concert to get …2
Blood at the Root, by Lee Meitzen Grue. Alamo Bay Press, 2015. $19, 290 pages.
The New Orleans writer Lee Meitzen Grue is no outsider doing research for a work of fiction, but a local resident whose material has been carefully …2
Contributors: Benjamin Goluboff, Umberto Saba/tr. Will Wells, Richard S. Lowry, David Berry, Heather Henderson, Cai Qi-jiao/tr. Edward Morin and Fang Dai, Martha Dimes Toher, Tomasz Jastrun/tr. Daniel Bourne, Harveen Sachdeva Mann, Desanka Maksimovic/tr. Richard Burns and Jasna Misic, David C. Estes, Tommaso Landolfi/tr. …0
Shame|Shame, by Devin Becker. BOA Editions, 2015. $13, 104 pages.
To say the poems in Devin Becker’s new collection of poetry, Shame|Shame, are about shame misses the point. Rather, many of these poems deal with a particular variety of …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 …4