Film inspired by composer Max Richter’s 8-hour lullaby called SLEEP.
- Numéro Cinq at the Movies: Yulia Mahr’s “Path 5 (delta)” — R W Gray
- The Mystery of Julot Calcascieu: Poems & Note — Greg Mulcahy
- The Real Thing Was Quite Homely: Review of White Sands by Geoff Dyer — Jason DeYoung
- My Alphabet Soul A to H: Poems—Betsy Sholl
- Forever an Unknown Country: Review of Quiet Creature on the Corner by João Gilberto Noll—Joseph Schreiber
- Plugging the causal breach: Short Story — Mary Byrne
- Music in the Anthropocene: Interview with Composer Nathan Currier — Carolyn Ogburn
- Some Schemes Shouldn’t Work But Do: The Poetry of Karen Solie — David Wojahn
- What It’s Like Living Here — Shawn Selway in Hamilton, Ontario
- Altered States: Poems from This Being — Ingrid Ruthig
- Uimhir a Cúig | The Vogue: Novel Excerpt — Eoin McNamee
- Transit of Venus: Short Story — Zsófia Bán Translated by Erika Mihálycsa
- Labels from the Field Museum: Poems — Denise Low
- Completing the Mies van der Rohe Brick Country House, An Odyssey — Gary Garvin
- Making Meaning I: The Categorical Imp of the Perverse — Genese Grill
- Leaving Eden: Poems — Momina Masood
- My Brother: Fiction — Gabriel Josipovici
- Apple and Pear Trees — Tomoé Hill
- Top of the Page
- The Afterlife of Modernism: Numéro Cinq’s May Issue Preview (The Shape of Things to Come)
There are times / When a / Man / Needs a / Really sharp / Probe. —Julot Calcascieu
Restless, humorous, shamelessly casual…
After all what did you see? / Just a glimpse of bear body through roadside scrub, // and nothing, nothing of its beauty.
Forever an Unknown Country: Review of Quiet Creature on the Corner by João Gilberto Noll—Joseph Schreiber
A spare & modestly surreal tale.
Before I could ask why she was whispering, she hissed: “Body’s still up there.” She raised her eyes.
Classical music & eco-catastrophe.
Reminiscent of the poems of Berryman, Lowell, and Vallejo.
That is what it’s like to live here: always behind, never ahead; forever hopeful, often deceived. Love in vain.
Note to Nature: keep your sex / to a dull roar. SQUAWK! Right. / No sleep now…Conjure / a silent reveal of stars.
In the execution shed the apparatus is being made ready. The hood. The rope. The pinnings.
A stranger is better than someone you know.
“The loss of these living / things is tempered / by a quiet tenderness”
Architecture is the will of the age conceived in spatial terms.
A love song and a lamentation over the ages, among strangers and friends, enemies and kin…
I have been / The virgin you were promised / for good behaviour, / And a sizeable body count. / But I have left Eden (some of us do get out)…
I stiffen in my corner between the wardrobe and the wall. I listen, but everything is still. Then I hear it again. A board has creaked.
I have gone for so long without this kind of communication—I am thirsty, I am hungry, I am ravenous in mind and body.
Garvin is ferociously intelligent, an obsessive perfectionist, a humanist, a social critic, prophet, and radical thinker. I’ve called him a genuine American original
Vol. VII, No. 3, March 2016
- Passive Rebellion: Review of Bret Easton Ellis and the Other Dogs by Lina Wolff—Mark Sampson
- Unnatural Light: Review of Party Headquarters by Georgi Tenev—Natalia Sarkissian
- Spare My Wrists : Review of A General Theory of Oblivion by José Eduardo Agualusa — Jeff Bursey
- A General Theory of Oblivion: Novel Excerpt — José Eduardo Agualusa
- What It’s Like Living Here: Walking in Madeira — Julian Hanna
- Second Chances: Review of The End of Days by Jenny Erpenbeck — Frank Richardson
- The Shadow’s Skin: Selections — Joël Gayraud Translated by S. D. Chrostowska
- Tentative Beginnings: Fiction — Alan Cunningham
- A Strange and Haunting Beauty: Review of What About This, Collected Poems of Frank Stanford—Allan Cooper
- Zero Gravity: Collected Poems (1981-2015) — Sam Savage
- The Awakening: Short Story — Sam Savage
- Thoughts on Sam Savage who is in Hospice Awaiting the Inevitable—Jeff Bursey
- Worlds in the Detail: A Review of Margaret the First by Danielle Dutton — Natalie Helberg
- Uimhir a Cúig | Interview & Poems — Adrian Rice & Matthew Rice
- Amour Fou / Can’t Help It: Poems — Karen Mulhallen
- A Boy Falling out of the Sky: Memoir — Richard Farrell
- If the Dead Cry Out: Poems — Kenneth E. Harrison, Jr.
- A. J. Greimas in Alice Munro’s “Jakarta”: Essay on Story Structure — Richard Skinner
- Succubus Bringing a Shitstorm into Rear View Mirror: Art—Roger Weingarten
- Random Walks: Interview with Composer Ivan Seng — Carolyn Ogburn
Vol. VII, No. 4, April 2016
- Body in Rebellion | Review of Sam Savage’s Zero Gravity: Collected Poems (1981-2015) — David Wojahn
- Numéro Cinq at the Movies: James W. Griffiths’s “Room 8,” Introduced by R W Gray
- Recovery’s Rhythm and Blues — Thomas Simpson with Goran Simić in Bosnia
- Remembrance Day In Patton-Town: Autobiography — Pierre Joris
- Happy Shores: America as Metaphor — Warren Motte
- Undersung | Michelangelo’s Aching Back — Julie Larios
- Fielding Dawson Portrait of Cy Twombly: Poem — Ruth Lepson
- Dirt: A Love Story — Barbara Richardson, John Keeble & Jeanne Rogers
- Wait With Us: Review of The Reactive by Masande Ntshanga — Benjamin Woodard
- The Reactive: Novel Excerpt — Masande Ntshanga
- Safe Journey Home: Óscar Oliva Poems & Commentary — Translated by Dylan Brennan and Keith Payne
- Calm: Short Story — Cynthia Flood
- The State of Latino Lit: Writers in Conversation with Jonathan Marcantoni
- Slouching towards Anarchy — Patrick J. Keane
- I Have Revealed It Here, Just In Case Anybody Ever Cares: Review of Patrick Madden’s Sublime Physick — John Proctor
- Three Poems from Fuchsia — Mahtem Shiferraw
- After the Indian Wars: Paintings by Kay O’Rourke, Texts by Many Including Students from Spokane’s Salish School—Nance Van Winckel
- Call & Response: Poems & Essays from Traversings — Richard Jackson & Robert Vivian