JUNE ISSUE

Numéro Cinq at the Movies: R.W. Gray’s zack & luc | Introduction & Interview --- Michael V. Smith
Fat for Art's Sake: Review of Benjamin Hale's The Fat Artist --- Mark Sampson
Sixty Steps from Yale: Essay --- Sydney Lea
Dinner with the Fisher King --- Paul Pines
Murdered by Women: Short Story --- A D Jameson
Aspirin: Fiction --- Julián Herbert | Translated by Brendan Riley
What Lies Beneath: Review of Dorthe Nors' So Much For Winter --- Jeff Bursey
Missing Persons: The Novels of Patrick Modiano --- Victoria Best
A Bomb at the Book Launch: Poems --- George Szirtes
A Master Set Loose in a Small Space: Review of Thomas Bernhard's Goethe Dies — Joseph Schreiber
Agonal and Preterminal: Poem --- Sharon McCartney
Love & the Loveless: Classic Tamil Poems --- Translated by A. Anupama
Sea Wolf Speaks from the Studio: Music & Interview — Ann Ireland
Can You Hear Me Thinking?: Poems --- David Helwig
Strangers in a Strange Land: Lynne M. Browne Photographs & Interview --- Mary Kathryn Jablonski
Funny Hat: Short Story --- Jowita Bydlowska
Ghosts in the Moonlight: Poems --- David Ishaya Osu
At the English Cemetery: Letter from Florence --- Laura Michele Diener
Numéro Cinq at the Movies: R.W. Gray’s zack & luc | Introduction & Interview --- Michael V. Smith

Numéro Cinq at the Movies: R.W. Gray’s zack & luc | Introduction & Interview — Michael V. Smith

One broken heart reads another.

Fat for Art's Sake: Review of Benjamin Hale's The Fat Artist --- Mark Sampson

Fat for Art’s Sake: Review of Benjamin Hale’s The Fat Artist — Mark Sampson

Sharp and gripping, artful and devastating.

Sixty Steps from Yale: Essay --- Sydney Lea

Sixty Steps from Yale: Essay — Sydney Lea

“The couple’s destiny is written in heaven, but every force on earth seems to interfere with it. The boy’s parents disapprove, the girl’s are suspicious.”

Dinner with the Fisher King --- Paul Pines

Dinner with the Fisher King — Paul Pines

Justin was born to an Irish mother from Hell’s Kitchen on the upper West Side. The family had owned a bucket-of-blood bar on Broadway.

Murdered by Women: Short Story --- A D Jameson

Murdered by Women: Short Story — A D Jameson

Men sent them proposals, begged them to “come and murder me.” But the women ignored them.

Aspirin: Fiction --- Julián Herbert | Translated by Brendan Riley

Aspirin: Fiction — Julián Herbert | Translated by Brendan Riley

“Do you want an aspirin?” is a poisonous question.

What Lies Beneath: Review of Dorthe Nors' So Much For Winter --- Jeff Bursey

What Lies Beneath: Review of Dorthe Nors’ So Much For Winter — Jeff Bursey

Despair, grief, family conflicts, aesthetic pursuits, and the mundane.

Missing Persons: The Novels of Patrick Modiano --- Victoria Best

Missing Persons: The Novels of Patrick Modiano — Victoria Best

A private compulsion to peer into obscure regions of the past.

A Bomb at the Book Launch: Poems --- George Szirtes

A Bomb at the Book Launch: Poems — George Szirtes

Three drunks / emerge from a stray / thought into frozen air / then bawl and sway / and vanish into day.

A Master Set Loose in a Small Space: Review of Thomas Bernhard's Goethe Dies — Joseph Schreiber

A Master Set Loose in a Small Space: Review of Thomas Bernhard’s Goethe Dies — Joseph Schreiber

A darkly comic genius.

Agonal and Preterminal: Poem --- Sharon McCartney

Agonal and Preterminal: Poem — Sharon McCartney

Mother comes and strokes Susie’s brow / until the seizure passes. She kneels / and cradles Susie’s head…

Love & the Loveless: Classic Tamil Poems --- Translated by A. Anupama

Love & the Loveless: Classic Tamil Poems — Translated by A. Anupama

Awake, he never came to me, but, asleep, / seeing him preserves my life.

Sea Wolf Speaks from the Studio: Music & Interview — Ann Ireland

Sea Wolf Speaks from the Studio: Music & Interview — Ann Ireland

After all, Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan and David Bowie are all ‘singer-songwriters’ and they’re pretty badass.

Can You Hear Me Thinking?: Poems --- David Helwig

Can You Hear Me Thinking?: Poems — David Helwig

a man // seeking only himself, observing light, / hungry among the dying trees.

Strangers in a Strange Land: Lynne M. Browne Photographs & Interview --- Mary Kathryn Jablonski

Strangers in a Strange Land: Lynne M. Browne Photographs & Interview — Mary Kathryn Jablonski

Images of upstate NY refugee enclave.

Funny Hat: Short Story --- Jowita Bydlowska

Funny Hat: Short Story — Jowita Bydlowska

I walk behind him rolling my daughter’s beautiful bitter and salty name in my mouth.

Ghosts in the Moonlight: Poems --- David Ishaya Osu

Ghosts in the Moonlight: Poems — David Ishaya Osu

whoever made / my body, first / drank a moon — David Ishaya Osu

At the English Cemetery: Letter from Florence --- Laura Michele Diener

At the English Cemetery: Letter from Florence — Laura Michele Diener

Laura Michele Diener hangs out with the Roma and a British nun at the English Cemetery in Florence.

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