Issue #96 August 2019

Robert Adams Longmont, Colorado ca 1979

  • Erin Lyndal Martin reviews Franny Choi’s “Soft Science”

    CONSCIOUSNESS RAISED “This is a test to determine if you have consciousness,” Franny Choi writes in Soft Science. Clearly referencing…

    Book Review
  • The Poet in a Streetcar & The Sunflower of Rio de Onor

    Suddenly with another year fallen away
  • The Reliable Stream: On A.R. Ammons’s The Complete Poems, V. 1 & 2, W.W. Norton 2017 by T.R. Hummer

    This essay introduces new readers of Ammons’ work to the metaphysical courage of his ceaseless, restless poems, while also providing…

    Essays and Comment
  • Code

    At last it's just me and the alphabet.
  • Jim Daniels interviewed by Amanda Newell

    Jim Daniels Interviewed by Amanda Newell   I was delighted to speak with Jim Daniels for this month’s issue about…

    Featured Selection
  • Jollimore, Newell, Cooley et. al.

    Troy Jollimore on ‘Synecdoche’: Roger Ebert once said that no great film is depressing; only bad films are depressing. I…

    Editors Note
  • Dawn Without Sun & Mist Gently Smothers Sight

    Dawn without sun
  • Synecdoche, New York

    When you meet
  • The Maker

    The maker never uses thread
  • Interrogations Update & Mythos

    When will I see you again? I’ve asked the priests.
  • The Dead, At Home,

    snag on brush and low cactus.
  • The Occupant Imagines the House as a Great Fish & Eight Things…

    It has already swallowed a century, each year a silver iridescent scale.  For eight, she has lived in its belly,
  • Masque

    Lamplight blue cushions
  • Testimony of an Armless Man

    I lost my arms in a farming accident, but later found I’d grown phantom limbs. There were many things I

    Would it be cheating
  • Quotidian and Carry

    Steak dinners are the worst /you prefer the fatty cut / those white-ribboned slabs from Save-A-Lot