Issue #133 September 2022

from five guaches by Dike Blair, courtesy of the artist and Karma, New York City

  • The Light That Shines Out of the Marble by Chard DeNiord

    THE LIGHT THAT SHINES OUT OF THE MARBLE       In his visionary classic, The Marriage of Heaven and…

    Issue #133 September 2022
  • Joan Houlihan, interview and poems from “It Isn’t a Ghost if it Lives in Your Chest” with Ann van Buren

    This interview with Ann van Buren was conducted via Zoom and through e-mail, several months after the publication of It…

    Issue #133 September 2022
  • Timothy Liu reviews new books from Lynn Xu and Michael Chang

    I’m a fan of well-printed books. Handmade. Letter press.
    Issue #133 September 2022
  • Park, Andrews, Fried, et. al.

    Suphil Lee Park on translating Im Yunjidang: Korea has a long history of diglossia and linguistic oppression, from its wide…

    Issue #133 September 2022
  • Excerpt from poem by Im Yunjidang translated from Hanja (via modern Korean) by Suphil Lee Park

    This shapeless blade
  • Two poems by Jan Wagner translated from German by David Keplinger 

    when you are digging in the wardrobe
  • Sonnet for a Tall Flower Blooming at Dinnertime

    Southern Flower, I want to quote the bard,
  • Three Poems

    It’s good to see him young again,
  • Unexceptional

    Except we were in love, or so it seemed.
  • War Poems

    Mangled tanks at rest on the roadway's shoulder.
  • Little Pea: A Brief Portfolio

    Sometimes I think I shouldn’t write about my past.
  • That ancient Egyptian poem

    Carved on a pillar—
  • Up Early, I Turn off the Television News

    High tide of sun curling & breaking onto the hardwood
  • Cataclysmic Paternity

    There’s the you at birth and the you that’s taught and the you you concocted.
  • Two Poems

    For the second time, yet not the last, in this
  • The Garden

    It just came at you. You were in it almost
  • The Cricket

    You too have risen at midnight