JULY ISSUE

Numéro Cinq at the Movies: Lisa Gunning's Tales of Us --- R. W. Gray
Decluttering: Fiction --- Fernando Sdrigotti
Uimhir a Cúig | The Ice House: Fiction --- Jaki McCarrick
Here in Russia: A Review of Jeff Parker's Where Bears Roam the Streets --- Benjamin Woodard
And So, Ad Infinitum | Review of David Winters' Infinite Fictions: Essays on Literature and Theory --- Jeff Bursey
Chance Encounters of a Literary Kind: Raymond Carver --- Robert Day
Undersung | Ernst Jandl: Out on the Playground --- Julie Larios
Shenanigans: Robert Musil's Thought Flights | Review --- Mark Jay Mirsky
When I'm in the Swamps, I Just Need Questions: Interview with R.W. Gray --- Richard Farrell
Fever Dreams: Review of R.W. Gray's Entropic --- Richard Farrell
Where are my teeth? | Poems --- Lynn Crosbie
The Open Air: Fiction --- Matthew Jakubowski
Saying I Love You Khmer-American Style: Memoir --- Bunkong Tuon
Ain’t We Got Fun: War, Video Games, and the Nonviolence Playbook — Diane Lefer
Late Prose of First Years: Autobiography --- Pierre Joris
Z: Short Story in Translation --- Julián Herbert
Top of the Page --- Art Made of Books
Summer Heat: The Shape of Things to Come --- The July Issue Preview
Numéro Cinq at the Movies: Lisa Gunning's Tales of Us --- R. W. Gray

Numéro Cinq at the Movies: Lisa Gunning’s Tales of Us — R. W. Gray

The short film and the other four in the anthology are dream-like, cinematic, and shaped to psychologically offer more than just a sense of character and action.

Decluttering: Fiction --- Fernando Sdrigotti

Decluttering: Fiction — Fernando Sdrigotti

“He was like the son Eleanor never had,” I say. He looks at me with compassion and I look at dead Toto, pensively, for like three seconds, to make up for very likely OD’ing him.

Uimhir a Cúig | The Ice House: Fiction --- Jaki McCarrick

Uimhir a Cúig | The Ice House: Fiction — Jaki McCarrick

Artistic mediocrity was not a crime: stabbing a woman in the back twenty-seven times as she washed the dishes was a crime.

Here in Russia: A Review of Jeff Parker's Where Bears Roam the Streets --- Benjamin Woodard

Here in Russia: A Review of Jeff Parker’s Where Bears Roam the Streets — Benjamin Woodard

At its core, Where Bears Roam the Streets aims to strike a balance between Thompson-esque madness and serious journalism

And So, Ad Infinitum | Review of David Winters' Infinite Fictions: Essays on Literature and Theory --- Jeff Bursey

And So, Ad Infinitum | Review of David Winters’ Infinite Fictions: Essays on Literature and Theory — Jeff Bursey

…there are aspects to argue against and agree with, which is a sure indicator that Winters sparks interest.

Chance Encounters of a Literary Kind: Raymond Carver --- Robert Day

Chance Encounters of a Literary Kind: Raymond Carver — Robert Day

Somehow, some place, for some reason, Ray asked if I’d drive him to the Iowa City airport. In those days Ray was drinking. He drank on the way to the airport, offering me a pull.

Undersung | Ernst Jandl: Out on the Playground --- Julie Larios

Undersung | Ernst Jandl: Out on the Playground — Julie Larios

Okay: it’s not W.B. Yeats. But Jandl is not going for mystery and moonlight. He’s going for Abbot and Costello, in their classic skit, “Who’s on first?”

Shenanigans: Robert Musil's Thought Flights | Review --- Mark Jay Mirsky

Shenanigans: Robert Musil’s Thought Flights | Review — Mark Jay Mirsky

Musil remains for all his frankness, elusive, perhaps because he often found his own existence and mind so.

When I'm in the Swamps, I Just Need Questions: Interview with R.W. Gray --- Richard Farrell

When I’m in the Swamps, I Just Need Questions: Interview with R.W. Gray — Richard Farrell

I keep thinking all our struggles come from trying to paint over, alter, make the world the way we want to see it, instead of the way it is.

Fever Dreams: Review of R.W. Gray's Entropic --- Richard Farrell

Fever Dreams: Review of R.W. Gray’s Entropic — Richard Farrell

Gray is deconstructing the weight-bearing walls of the Western canon, subverting its appeal, questioning its meaning. Homer and Joyce and Christ himself are fair game…

Where are my teeth? | Poems --- Lynn Crosbie

Where are my teeth? | Poems — Lynn Crosbie

Falling golf balls: they are birds, I tell him, and he is embarrassed. / “I’m just trying to figure things out,” he says. // What and when he sees is a mystery to us…

The Open Air: Fiction --- Matthew Jakubowski

The Open Air: Fiction — Matthew Jakubowski

She had listened to the buildings, knew the meaning of their sounds and vulnerabilities. She liked how the towers swayed and creaked a little in high winds, like old ships rocking the crew to sleep.

Saying I Love You Khmer-American Style: Memoir --- Bunkong Tuon

Saying I Love You Khmer-American Style: Memoir — Bunkong Tuon

“She risked her life to feed you. If the Khmer Rouge had found out, she would have been ‘disappeared.’ That’s how much she loves you.”

Ain’t We Got Fun: War, Video Games, and the Nonviolence Playbook — Diane Lefer

Ain’t We Got Fun: War, Video Games, and the Nonviolence Playbook — Diane Lefer

My group wiped out some insurgents and didn’t kill any civilians…In the end, we’re blown up by a roadside bomb.

Late Prose of First Years: Autobiography --- Pierre Joris

Late Prose of First Years: Autobiography — Pierre Joris

Is there life before reading? I am not certain — & grow less certain as time passes, as I grow old & memory, like nostalgia, isn’t what it used to be.

Z: Short Story in Translation --- Julián Herbert

Z: Short Story in Translation — Julián Herbert

Once the sickness is contracted, the organism is defined by two characteristics: first, the unstoppable anxiety of having to feed on human flesh…

Top of the Page --- Art Made of Books

Top of the Page — Art Made of Books

Numéro Cinq has a long suit in book art, art made from books, hybrid book art, and text off the page. Much of this is due to Nance Van Winckel who has gradually built a grand digital exhibition hall of amazing art.

Summer Heat: The Shape of Things to Come --- The July Issue Preview

Summer Heat: The Shape of Things to Come — The July Issue Preview

Call it Summer Heat, the sun stroke issue, because…because, well, it’s hot and this issue sizzles (um, as they all do these days) with the macabre and the dead (not all of it, but some).

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