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dear girl: a reckoning, by Drea Brown. Gold Line Press, 2015. $10, 48 pages.
Whose silken fetters all the senses bind
—Phillis Wheatley (from “On Imagination”)
Drea Brown’s chapbook, dear girl: a reckoning, renders a vivid, wracked, and delirious …7
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
My Lunches with Orson: Conversations Between Henry Jaglom and Orson Welles, Edited by Peter Biskind. Metropolitan, 2013. $28, 320 pages.
Five hours before he died in October 1985, Orson Welles appeared on The Merv Griffin Show. On cue, Welles …1
The term taemong refers to Korean conception dreams that forecast not only the births and genders of children, but their personalities and career paths as well. In Korea’s not-so-distant past, it was thought that in order for a child to …1
Robin Andreasen: Your work in crisis art or docufiction, including incisive discussions of serial killers, prisoners, artists (the piece on Van Gogh in Anti-Twitter still haunts me), suggests that it is primarily through dialogue and engagement with the most abject, …0
D talked about South Africa like it was one of his brothers who’d been taught, since birth, to hate himself. Like Harold, his mother’s bastard son, or William, who had sex with the nanny as a child. He told their …2
Contributors: Ilse Aichinger, Bert Almon, Marianna Andrea, Ingeborg Bachmann, Michelle Benoit, Michael Andre Bernstein, John Biguenet, Marsha Biguenet, Robert Bringhurst, Ivan Alexeyevich Bunin, Richard Chambers, Julio Cortazar, Manoj Das, Ernest Ferlita, Ken Fontenot, Dawson Gaillard, Calvin Harlan, MG Hesse, Kenneth …1
what is holy manna
if not the pills on my nightstand?
moses struck his stick on the rock
and xanax popped out.
it got rid of his stutter
and he looked pharaoh right in the eye.
the golden calf tempts …3
In this story I fall in love with both men named Adam.
I am prone to sinus infections.
Adam works in a tarp factory.
The other Adam keeps a jar of ten-year-old water on his shelf.
I mix antibiotics with …0
Dogs take turns shredding apart a sheet of light on the morning of departure. The explorers are inside their homes, waking the way all strangers wake, their arms crooked with the absence they always lived with. Smoke rises down the …3