Issue #69 April 2017

  • Editor’s Note

    April: and, alone in another city, lost (as usual) as I wander around the back of a strip mall, three…

    Issue #69 April 2017
  • 05-08 | 07-03 | 07-24 Three from The Ringing of the Rain has a Forgiving Grace

    We all become the raindrops’ filling in the blanks
  • ON THE RMS QUEEN MARY | LATENT IMAGE

    I'm exploring the decks, the ship docked in Long Beach since '67. Same liner Mom sailed in '39 from England to
  • MR. DARCY TALKS

    Mr. Darcy talks to the same woman
  • THE FLOWER AT THE END OF THE WORLD

    It was a 1954 Ford pickup truck that stopped
  • SECRET AGENT | GUARDIAN OF THE EGG

    A long armed monkey lurks by the far
  • THE STREET

    Streaked and fretted with effort, the thick vine
  • Five Orgasms after reading Lydia Davis

    You are sleeping beside me, but I can’t sleep, not in this roadside hotel smelling of new carpet and cigarettes. It’s late.
  • Whose Sky, Between | Rape of America. So, it appears

    A name that meant sound of an owl’s hard fall, another day of blood gunned to al
  • Ebbtide

    He said one day when we are old, we—
  • Cry

    Bring back our dresses untorn
  • Sydney Lea: “To neighbor”

        NM: Hey Syd! It’s great having this opportunity to chat with you; thank you. As I like to…

    Issue #69 April 2017
  • Chard deNiord: SWIMMING IN THE DROWNED RIVER OF CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN POETRY

      SWIMMING IN THE DROWNED RIVER OF CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN POETRY   As a poet, essayist, and interviewer for the past…

    Issue #69 April 2017
  • Janice N. Harrington: Primitive: The Art and Life of Horace H. Pippen

    Two epigraphs from the esteemed Cornel West introduce the seventh section of Primitive: The Art and Life of Horace H.…

    Issue #69 April 2017
  • Quiet Candy

    After you kicked me out,
  • Geese

    More dream now than memory, though memory is all it is: after an early dinner, I’m dropping them off at their