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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
Contributors: F. Emerson Andrews, Chana Bloch, Carl H. Brans, Daniel S. Brody, Paul Burns, Peter Gangelosi, Steven M. Champlin, John William Corrington, Rosemary Daniell, Barbara De La Cuesta, Vaughn L. Duhamel, William D. Elliot, Jeptha Evans, Charles Fishman, Warren French, …1
What do they do first?
They examine the body
to prove that death
And if not?
And if natural?
No one is ever
But what of the family?
They know, but are
These Are Not Companion Pieces
The dream, the disease, the desire of the first propertied penis:
My Country ‘Tis of Thee
This map of the world is incomplete.
Where, after all, is your cunt.
One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses, by Lucy Corin. McSweeney’s, 2013. $22, 183 pages.
There is a scene in Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, perhaps the most beloved apocalyptic novel to date, in which a man and his son …4
Baby’s Cradle, Europe c. 1810
A separate bed prevented babies being accidentally smothered by a parent—
The wicker cradle could not hold the baby but it was just the right weight for torn bits of lace, a handful of sequins, …1
His door would open when I arrived at mine,
click of key to lock so much easier to discern
than the yin & yang of satellite jet streams.
Eyeglasses humid; hair—Einstein-wild,
he would always act surprised to see me.
Minimal Damage: Stories of Veterans, by H. Lee Barnes. University of Nevada Press, 2007. $24.95, 200 pages.
In H. Lee Barnes’ short story collection, Minimal Damage: Stories of Veterans, the physical damage the characters suffer may be small, …3
I return to St. Petersburg to meet Svidrigailov
In his room inside Crime & Punishment
Two hours before he places the revolver
To his right temple & pulls the trigger
After telling a stranger in a gray soldier’s coat