JULY ISSUE

Man Behaving Badly | Henry Miller & Tropic of Cancer --- Victoria Best
Portland | Fiction — Gary Garvin
A Conversation with Grant Maierhofer | Interview --- Germán Sierra
Don't Be A Body | Short Story --- Grant Maierhofer
The Black Lace Veil | Short Story --- Fleur Jaeggy, Translated by Gini Alhadeff
Sacred Inertia | Review of I Am the Brother of XX & These Possible Lives by Fleur Jaeggy — Joseph Schreiber
Do Not Feed the Ism | Review of Typewriters, Bombs, Jellyfish by Tom McCarthy --- Andrew MacDonald
methodical, intentional, mechanical | Adam Daily Art & Interview --- Mary Kathryn Jablonski
Desire, pain, pleasure | Essay --- Stephen Brockbank
Only & the Beast | Poems --- Kate Hall
What It's Like Living Here --- From Patrick Findler in Goris, Armenia
The Death of the Perfect Sentence | Novel Excerpt --- Rein Raud, Translated by Matthew Hyde
The Great War | Poem --- Sydney Lea
The Other Side of Language | Poems --- Linda E. Chown
What It’s Like Living Here --- Heather Ramsay in Ryder Lake, BC
Numero Cinco | Please Insert Coin | Verse Excerpt --- Ricardo Cázares
Unspeakable | Fiction -- Daniel Davis Wood
A Sixties Childhood --- Nowick Gray
Keeping Promises | Review of one of us is wave one of us is shore by Geneva Chao --- A. Anupama
36 Eddy Street | Childhood --- Paul Perilli
Research for the Larger Project | Poems --- Maggie Smith
From Ernesto | Novel --- Umberto Saba, Estelle Gilson Translation
An Incomplete Life | Review of Ernesto by Umberto Saba --- Melissa Considine Beck
Deep Listening | Poems and Prose --- M. Travis Lane
Perfection | Fiction --- Richard Kelly Kemick
Guard Against the Hours | Poems --- Miles Waggener
Childhood | The Foot of the Bed --- Mary Brindley
I am the big heart | Poems --- S. E. Venart
Through leaded panes | Memoir --- Dawn Promislow
Singles Bar for Zombies | Poems --- Mark Sampson
The Voice inside the Voice | Character Thought in the First Person Novel --- Erin Lillo
The Grand Design: Paintings of John Hampshire |  Art & Text --- Mary Kathryn Jablonski
Pray, Hope, Dream | Poems --- Richard Jackson
Time Control in the Personal Essay --- Rosanna Gargiulo
Man Behaving Badly | Henry Miller & Tropic of Cancer --- Victoria Best

Man Behaving Badly | Henry Miller & Tropic of Cancer — Victoria Best

By the time he arrived in Paris, he had taken to signing himself “the Failure.”

Portland | Fiction — Gary Garvin

Portland | Fiction — Gary Garvin

It is the first time he can remember not feeling complications or having questions return.

A Conversation with Grant Maierhofer | Interview --- Germán Sierra

A Conversation with Grant Maierhofer | Interview — Germán Sierra

…to counter the force of history.

Don't Be A Body | Short Story --- Grant Maierhofer

Don’t Be A Body | Short Story — Grant Maierhofer

I live in sorrow. My days are full of thorns, people and bosses. I tend toward the sad, the weary.

The Black Lace Veil | Short Story --- Fleur Jaeggy, Translated by Gini Alhadeff

The Black Lace Veil | Short Story — Fleur Jaeggy, Translated by Gini Alhadeff

…the eyes were already in darkness.

Sacred Inertia | Review of I Am the Brother of XX & These Possible Lives by Fleur Jaeggy — Joseph Schreiber

Sacred Inertia | Review of I Am the Brother of XX & These Possible Lives by Fleur Jaeggy — Joseph Schreiber

Do Not Feed the Ism | Review of Typewriters, Bombs, Jellyfish by Tom McCarthy --- Andrew MacDonald

Do Not Feed the Ism | Review of Typewriters, Bombs, Jellyfish by Tom McCarthy — Andrew MacDonald

methodical, intentional, mechanical | Adam Daily Art & Interview --- Mary Kathryn Jablonski

methodical, intentional, mechanical | Adam Daily Art & Interview — Mary Kathryn Jablonski

An order of events has to be followed.

Desire, pain, pleasure | Essay --- Stephen Brockbank

Desire, pain, pleasure | Essay — Stephen Brockbank

There is not thinking and rethinking.

Only & the Beast | Poems --- Kate Hall

Only & the Beast | Poems — Kate Hall

And if only a beast is added to I then I will be forgotten.

What It's Like Living Here --- From Patrick Findler in Goris, Armenia

What It’s Like Living Here — From Patrick Findler in Goris, Armenia

The leading edge of the fog bank huddles close to the loose skin…

The Death of the Perfect Sentence | Novel Excerpt --- Rein Raud, Translated by Matthew Hyde

The Death of the Perfect Sentence | Novel Excerpt — Rein Raud, Translated by Matthew Hyde

If only he had thought…

The Great War | Poem --- Sydney Lea

The Great War | Poem — Sydney Lea

…headstones hang on a wall: / caduto in guerra, some of them tell us, / and I know that language: fallen in war.

The Other Side of Language | Poems --- Linda E. Chown

The Other Side of Language | Poems — Linda E. Chown

…no song left to sing / And a wind rasps, “Enkidu,” “Enkidu”

What It’s Like Living Here --- Heather Ramsay in Ryder Lake, BC

What It’s Like Living Here — Heather Ramsay in Ryder Lake, BC

There is no lake in Ryder Lake.

Numero Cinco | Please Insert Coin | Verse Excerpt --- Ricardo Cázares

Numero Cinco | Please Insert Coin | Verse Excerpt — Ricardo Cázares

if you desire / if desire moves you to

Unspeakable | Fiction -- Daniel Davis Wood

Unspeakable | Fiction — Daniel Davis Wood

He did more than break her body. He broke her capacity to be seen…

A Sixties Childhood --- Nowick Gray

A Sixties Childhood — Nowick Gray

A gravel road through the trees, with glimpses of tarpaper roofs, snatches of radio music in the dusty breeze.

Keeping Promises | Review of one of us is wave one of us is shore by Geneva Chao --- A. Anupama

Keeping Promises | Review of one of us is wave one of us is shore by Geneva Chao — A. Anupama

36 Eddy Street | Childhood --- Paul Perilli

36 Eddy Street | Childhood — Paul Perilli

And then something happened I’d never heard before and would never hear again. My father started crying.

Research for the Larger Project | Poems --- Maggie Smith

Research for the Larger Project | Poems — Maggie Smith

I’m beginning to suspect this life / is a study for another one…

From Ernesto | Novel --- Umberto Saba, Estelle Gilson Translation

From Ernesto | Novel — Umberto Saba, Estelle Gilson Translation

…as though by accident, it brushed lightly against his genitals.

An Incomplete Life | Review of Ernesto by Umberto Saba --- Melissa Considine Beck

An Incomplete Life | Review of Ernesto by Umberto Saba — Melissa Considine Beck

…important, historical piece of gay lit.

Deep Listening | Poems and Prose --- M. Travis Lane

Deep Listening | Poems and Prose — M. Travis Lane

…that sea edge, sliver of bright steel / that rims the slowly darkening marsh.

Perfection | Fiction --- Richard Kelly Kemick

Perfection | Fiction — Richard Kelly Kemick

Her face uprighted. Her eyes wild with happiness. Her teeth and lips clown-faced with blood.

Guard Against the Hours | Poems --- Miles Waggener

Guard Against the Hours | Poems — Miles Waggener

this is a good story / A god’s story my brother’s story / And I’m sticking to it read the entrails / Follow the pills…

Childhood | The Foot of the Bed --- Mary Brindley

Childhood | The Foot of the Bed — Mary Brindley

The day my mother taught me about sex, she sat me on the end of her bed and explained…

I am the big heart | Poems --- S. E. Venart

I am the big heart | Poems — S. E. Venart

I am the big heart, aren’t I? // When the black dog is being put down, in her last / second I whisper, Squirrel.

Through leaded panes | Memoir --- Dawn Promislow

Through leaded panes | Memoir — Dawn Promislow

…their small chimney pots, crooked; all covered, it seemed to me, in soot….

Singles Bar for Zombies | Poems --- Mark Sampson

Singles Bar for Zombies | Poems — Mark Sampson

You could talk to her till you’re green in the face. / She’ll just look through you with a deadened gaze.

The Voice inside the Voice | Character Thought in the First Person Novel --- Erin Lillo

The Voice inside the Voice | Character Thought in the First Person Novel — Erin Lillo

…the original teachers: books.

The Grand Design: Paintings of John Hampshire |  Art & Text --- Mary Kathryn Jablonski

The Grand Design: Paintings of John Hampshire | Art & Text — Mary Kathryn Jablonski

The structure of not crossing lines…

Pray, Hope, Dream | Poems --- Richard Jackson

Pray, Hope, Dream | Poems — Richard Jackson

What I never understood was that I never owned / even myself.

Time Control in the Personal Essay --- Rosanna Gargiulo

Time Control in the Personal Essay — Rosanna Gargiulo

The effect of masterful time control is like riding H.G. Wells’s time machine.

Top of the Page | Touchstones

Top of the Page | Touchstones

A retrospective series of touchstone posts, pieces that define the magazine’s aesthetic.

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