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Waiting all agog on the Congress Avenue Bridge,
you were worried you’d miss the plague of free-tailed bats, over a million,
fly out from under you, then turn into flecks of legs in your camera.
On a different walkway, in …
Contributors: Christopher J. Bannon, Anna Rupertina Fuchsin/tr. Ronnie Apter, Joel Foreman, Debra Bruce, Greg Garrett, William Virgil Davis, Bruce Henricksen, Kevin Hearle, Yves Thériault/tr. M.G. Hesse, Eugenio de Andrade/tr. Alexis Levitin, Patrick Murphy, John Rodden, Marty Roth, Adélia Prado/tr. Ellen …0
Old dogs and a hardwood kayak.
A woman wipes her boning knives on oilstone skin.
The occasional outburst of undress.
The animal of her ankles.
Lean out toward your daughter, shutters open
A black bag wraps the night …3
Broad in both girth and humor and wanton as any
Babylonian, Miss Burlesque Duchess 2015 offers the spotlight a
Bedazzler’s plastic gems hammily winking along her crinoline.
Brows plucked into a Greek mask’s forced hilarity, she
brims over her …
An experiment with the form of the nineteenth-century-style review: mega-long excerpts connected by impressionistic ligaments.
Seven Gothic Tales, by Isak Dinesen. Random House, 1934.
Seven Gothic Tales is a set of enchanting stories in late-modernist prose by Isak Dinesen. From …3
Sonia knows this
in the way she describes
breakfast, the dead
routine of minutes lit
by how quickly a room
of kindergarteners can eat.
The dream is sated
so how to return?
We check sandstone
on a …
Contributors: Ryzard Bugajski, Pablo Neruda,Marina Kaplan,Ricardo Piglia, Silvina Ocampo, Anghel Dumraveanu, Ana Maria Matute, Michael Szporer, Margaret Sayers Peden, Daniel Balderston, Adam J. Sorkin and Irina Grigorescu, Michael Scott Doyle
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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
“What,” say you, “are you giving me advice? Indeed, have you already advised yourself, already corrected your own faults? Is this the reason why you have leisure to reform other men?” No, I am not so shameless as to undertake …3
Crooked Letter i, Coming Out in the South, edited by Connie Griffin. NewSouth Books, 2015. $10, 208 pages.
Crooked Letter i, an anthology of personal essays edited by Connie Griffin, sets out to construct a narrative in which queerness and …3