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Q: Did that horse catch fire in the lake?
A: Define fire.
Q: Did that horse or lake catch fire?
A: Define horse.
Q: Did that horse and lake catch fire simultaneously?
A: Define lake.
Q: Did that fire or …1
When I was a child, my mother worried that I would eventually abandon her for the company of friends. But when I still had not made a friend by the end of the second grade, she worried about my social …1
Contributors: Ralph Angel, Kim Bridgford, Allen H. Chappel, Peter Cooley, Sandra Cooper, Nancy Cotton, Ron De Maris, Michael Harper, Peter Kosenko, Melissa Lentricchia, Breon Mitchell, John Mosier, Carolyn Porter, Vilas Sarang, Reed Way Dasenbrock, Susan Willis, Daniel Weissbort, Gabriele Wohmann…0
Contributors: Steve Stern, Doug MacCash, Walter Rutkowski, Rodney Jones, James Sallis, Louis Gallo, John Wood, Norman German, John Dollis, Enid Shomer, Jeanne M. Leiby, William Trowbridge, Stephen March, Trayce Diskin, Susan Gebhardt, Dieter Weslowski, Niam McArdle, Gitta Deutsch, Richard Katrovas, …0
What We Ask of Flesh, by Remica Bingham. Etruscan Press, 2013. $14.00, 85 pages.
When we think of flesh, we think of the body, yet Remica Bingham asks us to reconsider the singularity of such an initial image. What …2
“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
Contributers: John Bovey, Barbara Moore, Francis James/tr. Dennis Tool, Eugenio de Andrade/tr. Alexis Levitin, S. J. Makielski, Jr., Michael J. Rosen, Jack Butler, William Virgil Davis, Alex Argyros, Jean McGarry, Lee Crum, Herman Rapaport, Marshall Grossman, Tom Conley, Ronald Ehmke, …0
Soldier On, Gale Marie Thompson’s first poetry collection (Tupelo Press 2015), examines the relationship between memory and dwelling. Thompson delights in challenging familiar idioms and rethinking relationships to cultural figures. Her poems search for a place, …5
1. Windows! Brothers I never had. Sisters sane, clear, unlike my mad, abusive sister, dead.
2. Eblouissant. French words I like to taste. Etincelle Malgré. I like them all, stippled on the tongue.
3. Always here, windows, even invisible, standing beside me, …2
Eight leaves on
a car hood,
stamped into place
by the rain.
Tree partly turning,
part of the land-
scape, but distinguished
by its grace.
We stood around,
waiting for permission
to entertain the
idea of leaving.
We had no…1