DECEMBER ISSUE

Why We're Doing Art in Today's World: Interview with Composer David Smooke --- Carolyn Ogburn
Uimhir a Cúig | Excerpts from Stealing Life: Memoir — Eamonn Sheehy
Lecture the Lemurs: Poems --- Russell Bennetts and Rauan Klassnik
Loving: A Novel Excerpt --- Henry Green
Always Hinting | Review of Loving by Henry Green --- Dorian Stuber
Numero Cinco | Poems by Elsa Cross Plus Interview with Translator Anamaría Crowe Serrano
Opferlingen: Fiction --- S.D. Chrostowska
Evolution of Lust: Poems --- Hilda Raz
In the Antechamber of Hallucination: Art & Prose --- J. Karl Bogartte
Mad for Sorrow: Time, the Demon, & Being (at One’s Wits’ End) in the Cloud of Unknowing --- Nicola Masciandaro
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Why We're Doing Art in Today's World: Interview with Composer David Smooke --- Carolyn Ogburn

Why We’re Doing Art in Today’s World: Interview with Composer David Smooke — Carolyn Ogburn

I love talking about structure…It’s just that we could be here until morning and I could still be going another five days…

Uimhir a Cúig | Excerpts from Stealing Life: Memoir — Eamonn Sheehy

Uimhir a Cúig | Excerpts from Stealing Life: Memoir — Eamonn Sheehy

A high pitched curling. An unnatural sound. It was the first time I heard a rabbit scream. The ferret burrows while eating into live flesh.

Lecture the Lemurs: Poems --- Russell Bennetts and Rauan Klassnik

Lecture the Lemurs: Poems — Russell Bennetts and Rauan Klassnik

…salted chocolate / orange tea, i ha sailed / the trembling, blow-meat seas. And I have blue trousers sports ones on / last night’s pizza scattered for my mouse // burning spoons

Loving: A Novel Excerpt --- Henry Green

Loving: A Novel Excerpt — Henry Green

He was kicking this flower into his pantry not more than thirty inches at a time when Miss Burch with no warning opened and came out of Mr. Eldon’s death chamber. She was snuffling.

Always Hinting | Review of Loving by Henry Green --- Dorian Stuber

Always Hinting | Review of Loving by Henry Green — Dorian Stuber

Green’s prose disguises its strangeness as ordinariness. His ostensibly straightforward prose is profoundly unsettling and unusually hard to parse. The longer we pause over a sentence the weirder it seems.

Numero Cinco | Poems by Elsa Cross Plus Interview with Translator Anamaría Crowe Serrano

Numero Cinco | Poems by Elsa Cross Plus Interview with Translator Anamaría Crowe Serrano

Words wanted / beyond what they are— / yet when we try to grasp them / their flight is slowly undone / like ritual gestures. / They empty of image, / are no more than voice…

Opferlingen: Fiction --- S.D. Chrostowska

Opferlingen: Fiction — S.D. Chrostowska

I see clearly now: those thronging about him are smeared with his blood. There he lies, the sacrifice, limp and ruddy, like something flayed or badly burnt. I look away as the spectacle begins to turn my stomach.

Evolution of Lust: Poems --- Hilda Raz

Evolution of Lust: Poems — Hilda Raz

She whispers, “I’ve loved you for half my life.” // To reprise: voluble in bed can signify / the exhaustion of lust and the birth of politics / depending on where you live,

In the Antechamber of Hallucination: Art & Prose --- J. Karl Bogartte

In the Antechamber of Hallucination: Art & Prose — J. Karl Bogartte

Your body of the orchid feast, thief of the mask. Night hood. “Teach me how to kill, and I will teach you how to love…” Only the wail of silence, in acrobat, even yourself hieroglyphing in lunar light.

Mad for Sorrow: Time, the Demon, & Being (at One’s Wits’ End) in the Cloud of Unknowing --- Nicola Masciandaro

Mad for Sorrow: Time, the Demon, & Being (at One’s Wits’ End) in the Cloud of Unknowing — Nicola Masciandaro

…madness as a vital condition for noetic novelty, the only way new ideas become real.

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Inspired work by Senior Editor Fernando Sdrigotti and the excellent writers he has brought to the magazine.

The Hallucination Edition: Numéro Cinq's December Issue Preview

The Hallucination Edition: Numéro Cinq’s December Issue Preview

Twisty, startling, destabilizing and hallucinatory.

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