September Issue

This is a Dance: Essay & Dance Images — Lucy M. May
The Apotheosis of the Cathedrals: Fiction --- Garry Craig Powell
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This is a Dance: Essay & Dance Images — Lucy M. May

This is a Dance: Essay & Dance Images — Lucy M. May

One morning I stood on a big round rock and put a heavy rock on my head. I was willing to be still, balanced on the rock and balancing the other rock on my head, but in order to keep it together I had to keep a very slight movement, a tiny dance, going on between the two rocks. That went on for many minutes. No one else was awake. —Simone Forti

The Apotheosis of the Cathedrals: Fiction --- Garry Craig Powell

The Apotheosis of the Cathedrals: Fiction — Garry Craig Powell

I have never needed a God to prop me up or comfort me, but there is a spiritual exaltation in all this. It reminds me of the night I hired the organist in St. Stephen’s cathedral at Mulhouse in Alsace, where I had gone at night with Tom Antongini and two bovine Alsatian girls, and sat in the chilly dark for hours listening to Buxtehude and Bach, never once thinking of fucking—or very well, rarely thinking of fucking. —from “The Apotheosis of the Cathedrals”

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In the slider at the top of the page this month — a selection of work by Sydney Lea. Syd has been a Contributing Editor on Numéro Cinq for nigh on three, maybe four years. I am too old to keep count. He has written essays, poems, reviews, and scripts for cartoons and shepherded other wonderful writers to these pages, notably Fleda Brown and Diana Whitney, not to mention the cartoonist James Kochalka. His contribution to the magazine in terms of work is tremendous but it does not equal what he has given us in terms of spirit and friendship.

Numéro Cinq on Speed: The September Issue Preview

Numéro Cinq on Speed: The September Issue Preview

Breathless. I dunno. Another issue. Where do they come from? Have I mentioned before that we do in a month what most magazines do in a quarter, in six months. Reviews, art, fiction, poetry, essays, translations, writers from around the world. And you get it for free! Stop me before I hyperventilate, before I start to foam at the mouth, before my eyes roll up….well, just stop me.

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