Issue #120 August 2021

Claire Tabouret, The Grip, 2018

  • A Gaze Hound That Hunteth by the Eye

    It’s not criminal: it isn’t sodomy
  • Seven Minutes with Afaa Weaver and Nancy Mitchell

    Were it not for his silver hair
  • So This is the Future & Hope

    After I found out––
  • Veronica Golos interviewed by Amy Beeder

    Veronica Golos is author of four books of poetry, most recently Girl (3: A Taos Press, 2019) which Ilya Kaminsky…

    Featured Selection
  • Duckler, Pelizzon, deNiord, et. al.

    Merridawn Duckler on “Gonzalez-Torres at the Solstice” and “Why they Revere the Alcoholic Neighbor”: I once thought I’d be an…

    Editors Note
  • The Only Critic by J.T. Barbarese

    J.T. Barbarese makes the trenchant claim in his essay “The Only Critic” that memory itself serves as the  “only critic”…

    Essays and Comment
  • Robert Alexander’s “Finding Token Creek” reviewed by Sonia Greenfield

    Finding Token Creek: New & Selected Writing, 1975-2020 Robert Alexander White Pine Press April 2021 ISBN: 978-1-945680-441   The Sacred…

    Book Review
  • Qinghai and Tengchong

    a prayer flag rolls around a heap of round stones
  • Snow and Minerals

    Rouge. It’s not a rose, it’s rouge.
  • Cassandra

    Some days I could go quietly into the spot where
  • Gonzalez-Torres at the Solstice and Why they Revere the Alcoholic Neighbor

    Everyone guzzled what light there was leftover,
  • Poem Beginning with a Line from Levis

    As if we’re put on the earth to forget the ending,
  • Voyager parable and Parable of the Little Ghost

    Today I am downhearted meaning sunken meaning mired
  • The Widow at Point Reyes and Broncoscopy

    She sat for an hour watching 10,000 tiny silver fish
  • Medieval Notation and Mercy

    On the first half of our hike the snow
  • The Piece

    Some years ago I painted the room gray.
  • Of Silk and Missive & Between Tree and Rocket

    Did our adolescent lips heat once or more under one or many star falls between sands on a northern American