Issue #91 March 2019

Alec Soth, Untitled 18, Bogotá, 2003

  • The Old Thoughts

    Immersed, called forth—
  • Now That the Audience is Assembled by David Grubbs reviewed by Devin King

    Book Review
  • As the Land Listens

    Women are gathering on shore after shore after sharp rocked shore
  • Berdeshevsky, Schwartz, Lindsay, et. al.

    Margo Berdeshevsky, for AS THE LAND LISTENS : This is—the long distance call. I’ve been listening all my life. Days…

    Editors Note
  • Because What Else Could I Do

    I alone in a restaurant
  • How to Write on Rat Skin

    Decades ago, when personal computers were still a novelty just being embraced by writers among others, I fell into argument with a famous older poet.
    Essays and Comment
  • Dorianne Laux, interview by Hélène Cardona

    photo by John Campbell Dorianne Laux’s most recent collection Only As the Day is Long: New and Selected (W.W. Norton,…

    Featured Selection
  • Extreme Close-up

    All the things I love about his face come from movement:
  • Two Poems

    Thinking’s chariot starts with it:
  • Dolls

    The dolls wait for the children  

    No mind, no form, I only exist;
  • My Shame & Sanctuary

    At first that howl suggests an overbearing parent
  • The Authentic Galleries

    Begin again.  Begin with the wound.
  • Golgotha & Receiving the Host

    Then they came and cleansed you my love
  • The Palm Reader & Fire Horse

    These blithe lines
  • Molt & Clean Water Act

    Neither here nor there, you don’t fit. 
  • LIKE

    No other sound like it.
  • Murder Ballad & A Story of Teeth

    Georg Wilhelm Steller married his sea cow in a simple  ceremony  on a Bering  Island  beach.