Issue #122 October 2021

From the private collection of the
Rimbaud scholar Alain Borer.

  • Endecasyllabics: About the Women (Alma, Ruthie)

    The lion-maned poet holds court on our blue
  • Christopher Buckley on NAMING THE LOST: THE FRESNO POETS; interview by Nancy Mitchell

    NAMING THE LOST: THE FRESNO POETS Interviews & Essays edited by Christopher Buckley Stephen F. Austin State University Press, 2021…

    Featured Selection
  • The Solotaroff Protocol, by David Kirby

    On April 14, 1994, Barbara and I were driving from Tallahassee to Baton Rouge to visit my parents and decided to split our journey with an overnight stay in Fairhope
    Essays and Comment
  • Prins, Andrews, Barbarese, et. al.

    Richard Prins on Translating Muhammad Kijuma: These verses of Muhammad Kijuma were collected under the category “political songs” in Mohammad…

    Editors Note
  • Sean Thomas Dougherty’s Not All Saints Reviewed by Sonia Greenfield

    Sean Thomas Dougherty’s Not All Saints, his thirteenth full-length collection
    Book Review
  • Mr. Palomar’s Wave

    A long time ago, I went with my aunt to hear
  • Whirlybird & Poets

    This whirlybird
  • Lush & Fair-Flung

    You’re thinking of drunks,
  • Three Poems

    Being adopted means I have choices on “The Meaning of Your Name”
  • Early Explorers Sometimes Carried Watermelons Instead of Canteens & Close Your Eyes

    Ever cut open a watermelon
  • [The Porcupine Left Its Hovel]

    The porcupine left its hovel
  • Relapse

    I loved bar light,
  • Practicing Quiet & The Last Sleep Artist

    What do you mean, you ate Melvin?
  • Eros Caught Napping

    Eros at one time or another in the era before
  • Lightning Streak of White

    Black streets, black sky with orchid clouds.
  • Oxalis in the Ingleside & Zucchini in August

    You can find the world’s second largest sundial
  • Lion Cub & Whales

    We’d taken to being clever, or is that merely mischievous?