Issue #143 July 2023

Amedeo Modigliani, Portrait of Blaise Cendrars, 1917
  • Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, a short film by Frank Heath with music by Cory Smythe

    Soundtracked by "Combustion 2" from the Cory Smythe album Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
  • Buckley | Hodges

    I’m grateful for the opportunity to praise and draw some attention to the poetry of Catherine Abbey Hodges.
    Station to Station
  • Bradbury, Bliumis-Dunn, Florczyk, et. al.

    Steve Bradbury on translating Wu Yu Hsuan: I took this “headshot” of Frida, as she likes to call herself in English…

    Editors Note
  • On Brueghel’s Massacre of the Innocents

    He’s switched the scene from Bethlehem
  • Such Silence by Troy Jollimore

    The concluding couplet of Keats’s “Ode on a Grecian Urn” has tended to dominate our consciousness of that poem; so much so that we tend to lose sight of the complex context in which those famous pronouncements are embedded.
    Featured Selection
  • Syntax by Jessica Goodfellow

    I teach writing to international graduate students, who regularly charm me with their wildly inventive word order.
    Essays and Comment
  • Celeste Lipkes’ “Radium Girl” reviewed by Jane Zwart

      review of Radium Girl by Celeste Lipkes. University of Wisconsin Press, 2023. Diane Seuss, in her essay “Restless Herd,”…

    Book Review
  • Two Poems translated from Chinese by Steve Bradbury

    The still object Kazuo Ohno caressed is already growing old
  • Fish Belly Poem and a poem by Wang Yuyang translated by Arthur Sze

    Dr. Xia Kejun said today:
  • Three Poems

    I was four or five, bored by the dull terrain
  • Rue Delambre

    As soon as the plane takes off the city
  • Two Poems

    There was intent. To bisect the fields
  • ARS Poetica Chemistrica & Hitting the Bullseye of Depression

    alchemy: a medieval chemical science and speculative philosophy aiming to achieve the transmutation of the base metals into gold
  • Fake Lemon Tree on a November Day in a Boat Depot in Chelsea

    O lemon tree, how you emerge, distinct from everything
  • The Madonna Poems

    She bends to lift him from the basket.
  • Three poems translated from the Polish by Piotr Florczyk

    At night we stood together on guard,
  • Queen of the Lot

    When was the last time I watched The Letter
  • Coffee on the Stoop

    In the yard across the way, the neighbor’s cat—
  • Cardinal

    The drill of its song    the whoop whoop whoop
  • A Brief Portfolio

    As if overnight, the flowering pear tree