Issue #107 July 2020

Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Drawing and Photograph, “The Gates”

  • Jane Hirshfield’s “Ledger” reviewed by Fred Marchant

    Some ledgers are just right for business accounting, with neat columns for inventories,
    Book Review
  • Caliche Sand and Clay: Five Albuquerque Poets

    I spoke with five women from Albuquerque: poets and also―variously―fiction writers, essayists, instructors, activists, artists, parents and caretakers.
    Featured Selection
  • The Barricade

    The barricade measures two meters high and twelve meters wide
  • Straumsvåg, Friman & Samaras, et. al.

    Dag T. Straumsvåg on “The Barricade”: I started writing “The Barricade” on the night Donald Trump was elected President of…

    Editors Note
  • It’s Called the Renaissance, You Know, or The Soul Sibling Report by David Kirby

    “Lady and gentlemen,” said composer Dimitri Tiomkin in his 1955 Academy Awards acceptance speech
    Essays and Comment
  • Norumbega Park

    They used to say the name was Viking
  • Learning to Play It Again

    While my daughter was learning Clementi —
  • Separate Cars

    Just happens is what I fear most. A couple grown insular,
  • A Brief Portfolio: Five Poems

    I found this suitcase slumped in a dark attic corner
  • Beards & The Gospel According to Ian Fleming

    During my sleep, the entire world had been taken over by full beards.
  • Corona & At a Time Like This

    A miniscule David without
  • flail, snap, struggle & These Long Afternoons

    strangle, some eaten out by an infestation
  • The Rainbow Sign, The Shirt and After All

    God gave Noah the rainbow sign,
  • Bedtime Story

    It wasn’t only my father who believed in the romanticism of war
  • Dealing with the Forbidden & How It Begins

    I've a talent for throwing things away.
  • The Science of Departures

    We study the departure screen and