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Detroit off Exit 1A is nearly empty, anyway:
lots of leading out to nowhere, people all chased off,
then the man in the hole by the party store.
The film crew sets up in the middle of bad industry,
Can something be a portrait if it hasn’t got a face? The straw-hatted man of indeterminate age wears threadbare blue pants and a birdcage-ribcage, well-used black shoes on his resting feet. Loulou the Pomeranian was there when the master let …1
Translated from Portuguese by Dean Thomas Ellis
Cement seeps into your bones
steel dense glass
pervade the last chill
The workmen of New York
in protest against liberty
A grand gesture
(steel dense glass …
dear girl: a reckoning, by Drea Brown. Gold Line Press, 2015. $10, 48 pages.
Whose silken fetters all the senses bind
—Phillis Wheatley (from “On Imagination”)
Drea Brown’s chapbook, dear girl: a reckoning, renders a vivid, wracked, and delirious …5
Salad Anniversary, by Machi Tawara. Translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter. Pushkin Press, 2015. $14, 112 pages.
Since the end of World War II, the Western appetite for Japanese literature has grown tremendously, yet most writing being translated from the …3
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 …2
Contributors: Ralph Adamo, C. Morgan Babst, Brad Benischek, Andrea Boll, Dave Brinks, Abraham Burickson, Kathleen Burk, C.W. Cannon,Tara Jill Ciccarone, Joshua Clark, Andrei Codrescu, Peter Cooley, Kenneth Cooper, Marlena Corcoran, John William Corrington, Moira Crone, Michael Tod Edgerton, Utahna Faith, …0
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
I wonder if I feel the grit between my canines melt like ice with salt on it.
When they saw the trees did they know they would love the desert just
the same. An expanse laid out, hills, not plains …
They sit in his pick-up outside the IGA. Her Honda waits across the parking lot. The security light flickers above, its cover filled with the black confetti of dead bugs. The vinyl smells like cigarettes; the floor mats are pocked …0