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Once there was a flock of birds, perhaps white owls, but their wings were tinted when they crossed the beacon which warned pilots of the stones of Suzerain. A hearth was built on the small beach, between the ice and …3
All Decent Animals, by Oonya Kempadoo. FSG, 2013. $26, 272 pages.
During Carnival in Port of Spain, with loud Mama look a boo-boo tin pan, rum in everyone, close friends throw answers back and forth to the question: Where …4
Contributors: Ivan Diviš, Viola Fischerová, Emil Juliš, Karel Šiktanc, Miroslav Červenka, Pavel Šrut, Ivan M. Jirous, Jiří Rulf, Jáchym Topal, Miroslav Huptych, Sylva Fischerová, Božena Spávcová, Gwendolyn Albert, Justin Quinn, Jenny Smith, Louis Armand, Vincent Farnsworth, Sharon Swingle, Paul Polansky, …0
For an ancient art, the epic poem has experienced a long and slow near-demise. In preliterate times, the bardic storyteller traditionally served a variety of purposes: historian, entertainer, propagandist, even prophet—functions that bound a community together and offered a common
Sheila Heti’s third book, How Should a Person Be? is about Sheila. The character is a Toronto-based writer grappling with a play she can’t seem to finish, stuck in a marriage that stifles her. …1
The first concert I ever went to was ELO. They were on their A New World Record tour. I played the songs so much they got stuck in my brain, like snakes swimming around. The show was at the Omni …8
It took everything to move it in.
Sideways, on a wheeled cart,
dead-now Steve holding the thing
steady while I carried it, pulled it in
the corner myself.
My mother was proud—one
broken leg, out of tune.
No one knew …
Contributors: Cord Bueker Jr., David Rae Morris, Jennifer S. Davis, Elizabeth T. Gray Jr., Austin Smith, Priscila Uppal, Kate Milliken, Russell Brakefield, Lad Tobin, Katharine Haddox Privett, Mary Privett Leader, Loren Goodman, Victoria Lancelotta, Martha Ronk, Mary Austin Speaker, Kristen-Paige …0
You are what’s new
under the sun.
You are not what you were yesterday.
You are not
even what you are
You are not even under the sun.
Jeff Schwaner lives in Staunton, Virginia with his wife …4
Contributors: Alexander Argyros, Horst Bienek, Dorothy Brown, Nancy Cotton, Pablo Antonio Cuadra, Reed Way Dasenbrock, Nielson Dinwoodie, Terrence Doody, Ralph Flores, Hermann Hesse, Gregory S. Jay, Tommaso Landolfi, Julie Ann Lepick, Herman Rapaport, Ralph R Read, Ronald Schleifer, J.P. Telotte, Jeannie Thompson, Lawrence Venuti, …0