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Due to early clinical failings,
some applicants are less than ordinary,
though often they forget
which is their good eye,
which is the bad leg.
They throw bread to pigeons
before the dawn because so much
is indigestible by daylight.…
I was kelp:
in warm water.
You were one wave
She didn’t let the ocean
touch her toes. Too foreign,
she said. I lie back,
I hear the soldiers’ …
Contributors: Rainer Sculte, Carlos Cortinez/tr., Frank Crothers, John Mosier, Frank Dauster, Antonio Skarmeta, Peter G. Earle, Jose Neistein, Alfred C. Lemmon, Julio Ortega, Pablo Neruda/tr., Margaret Sayers Peden, Edilberto Coutinho, Daniel Moyano/tr., H.E. Francis, Jorge Igargüengoitia/tr., Richard Kurjan, Elena Suarez/tr., Harry Haskell, Rufino …0
Survivor Café: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory, by Elizabeth Rosner. Counterpoint, 2017. $26, 237 pages.
Every generation bears the suffering and guilt of the one before. Poet and novelist Elizabeth Rosner explores this theme from her …3
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Ongoingness: The End of a Diary, by Sarah Manguso. Graywolf, 2015. $20, 97 Pages.
Though a memoir, Sarah Manguso’s latest book, Ongoingness: The End of a Diary, focuses less on Manguso’s life and more on her meticulous journaling, which …2
A year ago, James Marriott and Mika Minio-Paluello, activists at the London-based organization Platform, published The Oil Road: Journeys from the Caspian Sea to the City of London. An account of their travels along thousands of miles of BP …3
Forgive me. I thought I was dead,
your flag draped over my face,
dolls across my lap. I want to leave.
I want to thrash out from under
the swelling crest of the dollar
before its undertow swallows us
I extend my middle and index fingers and press them to my lips.
Beatrice looks into my eyes and nods.
We stumble across the lawn to the water,
or collapse under a nearby tree and sprawl out in the grass.…
Contributors: Jan Newman, Richard Easton, F.J. Sypher, Glen Pourciau, Herbert Eisenreich/tr. Renate Latimer, Tom Whalen, Kay Ryan, Nick Bozanic, Steinunn Sigurdardóttir/tr. the Author and Sebastian Berry, Mark Nepo, Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen/tr. Lisa Sapinkopf, José Maria Cundin, Welch D. Everman, …0