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They told us we needed to evacuate. To pack sandwiches, light valuables,
our important papers, and that we’d be back in three or four days.
By 3:00 p.m. the doddering bus, displaced with passengers
riled by nausea, urged the driver …
Contributors: Sherman Alexie, Miranda Field, José María Cundín, Carl Phillips, Major Jackson, Shane McCrae, Tess Gallagher, Haines Eason, Astrid Duffy, Terrance Hayes, Jennifer Malesich, Elizabeth Langemak, Casey Kait, Oni Buchanan, Glen Pourciau, Adam Day, Brian McMillan, John Estes, Stephanie Reents, …0
Veronica Kavass will present her new book, Artists in Love: From Picasso & Gilot to Christo & Jeanne-Claude, A Century of Creative and Romantic Partnerships, at …1
1. Of Charles Dickens, Angie Dickinson, and Edgar Allan Poe, who isn’t your favorite author? Why?
2. Who isn’t your least favorite, and why?
3. What are the positives and negatives of each author? Please don’t comment on literary style, …1
Becoming blood and bone dissolved
into soil into river carving plateau
wide swath of hill and valley neither
deep nor high and I am hawk call and sweet
whistle and gentle chirping answer
and I am cow grazing hillside and …
After they stole his car they wanted to give him something back. A love letter proving he’d lied. He was the boy who’d left early that morning and missed his plane. He was swimming under the sky in a pool …1
Our Education, by Lincoln Michel. Electric Literature, 2012. $.99, 17 pages.
As microcosm of our society, Our Education by Lincoln Michel succeeds in drawing parallels between society and a school in which all the teachers have vanished. The narrator is …3
I go in a drizzle
to Check Point Charlie
and peer over the barbed wire
someone points across it
toward a building where his brother
slid home on a rope of knotted bedsheets
border guards check …
Adrian Van Young’s debut novel Shadows in Summerland (ChiZine Publications, 2016) begins with William Mumler, a spirit for photographer, in prison as he is awaiting trial. Mumler has been charged twice, once with fraud for not actually capturing spirits in …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