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After her eyes were eaten out of their sockets and the old women sewed them shut with silver thread, they kept blinking. Not opening, just twitching up and down. Nobody could tell why. Whether it was just a reflex or—some …5
The Opposite House, by Claudia Emerson. Louisiana State University Press, 2015. $18, 61 pages.
Elegaic. There is no better word for this sixth collection by Claudia Emerson, a poet who died a few months before the book’s release. The title …5
French Quarter Beautification Project, by C. W. Cannon. Lavender Ink, 2016. 244 pages, $17.
With his latest novel, French Quarter Beautification Project, C.W. Cannon unleashes an outrageous tour de force that situates him squarely in the pantheon of New Orleans …3
I. Kenwood, Minneapolis
As on the last several Saturday afternoons, Brian Ward, a 56-year-old illustrator of considerable local renown, was counseling his friend on how to preserve his marriage. The effort, as always, was hopeless. Ward’s friend, the hedge fund …1
Walking through a fallow field,
I found an arrowhead
more lovely than I’d ever seen,
upon an earthen pedestal
not packed by rain
but sheltered by the point itself.
Caressing it, I let my mind race back to when
Contributors: C. Dawn Davis, Reggie Scanlan, Britta Ameel, Sam Witt, G. C. Waldrep, William Wright, Joshua Wilkinson, Ben Doyle, Stephen Ajay, Mark DeCarteret, Nick Courtright, Michael Hudson, Mark Ehling, Daniel Gutstein, Kim Chinquee, K.A. Hays, Smith Henderson, Chris Dombrowski, Sarah …0
Contributors: J.C. Ellefson, Sergey Gandlevsky, John Gery, Mark Halliday, Leilani Hall, Ruth Hamel, Jon Hauss, Melissa Huseman, Julia Johnson, Neal Kirchner, Joy Lahey, Gordon Lish, Peter Markus, Philip Metres, Simon Perchik, Russell Potter, Porter Rockwell, Chris Ross, Heather Sellers, Ed …1
|My desire is the pleasure of waking moments after the person asleep beside me has risen to leave, having been however briefly peripheral to her consideration of sleep. A moment particular, composed within the ephemera of each hour. Though the|
Half-Light: Collected Poems 1965-2016, by Frank Bidart. FSG, 2017. $35, 736 pages.
I wonder how many readers, upon first glancing at the cover of this magnificent doorstopper, misread the first part of the title of Bidart’s career-spanning volume, Half-Light, as …3
Contributors: L.T. Biddison, John Mosier, Don Riso, Catherine Savage, Florence M. Hecht, William Kotzwinkle, Gerald Locklin, Williams Mills, Lawrence Judson Reynolds, James Tipton, Hodding Carter, Barney Fortier, Ralph Adamo, Fort de Joux, Alvin Aubert, Ann Darr, Gene Frumkin, Robert S. …0