We’ve always burned people alive, beheaded them, gassed them, and Énard doesn’t fail to remind us.
- The Other in Oneself | Review of Compass by Mathias Énard — Frank Richardson
- Burning Boots | Short Story — Franci Novak, Translated by Olivia Hellewell
- Ascending with Grace | Poems — Michael Catherwood
- How Swiss Is It? | Review of Walks with Robert Walser by Carl Seelig — Dorian Stuber
- Uimhir a Cúig | The Beaching: Poems — Denise Blake
- Making the Void Fruitful: W. B. Yeats as Spiritual Seeker and Romantic Poet — Patrick J. Keane
- A Poem in Each Hand | Review of Fleda Brown’s The Woods Are On Fire — Julie Larios
- Atlantic Hotel | Novel Excerpt — João Gilberto Noll, Translated by Adam Morris
- Unbearable Transience of Being | Review of Atlantic Hotel by João Gilberto Noll — Joseph Schreiber
- How Mia Learned to Dance | Fiction — John Bullock
- My First Job | Memoir — Cynthia Holz
- Another Dark Hour | Poems — Robert Currie
- Beowulf and Postmodernism | Excerpt from My Back Pages — Steven Moore
- Outliers & Explorers | Review of My Back Pages by Steven Moore — Jeff Bursey
- Geography of Bliss | Drawings and Etchings — Bonnie Baker
- Enduring Chaos | A Poem for our Times — Sydney Lea
- Behind the Moon: A Novel Excerpt — Madison Smartt Bell
- In Some Other Way | Review of Behind the Moon by Madison Smartt Bell — Linda Chown
- Donald Breckenridge’s Novel And Then, An Introduction — Douglas Glover
- Numero Cinco | Juan Rulfo’s Translator Douglas J. Weatherford Talks with Dylan Brennan
- Plot Structure in Three Short Stories | Essay on Conflict and Form — Michael Carson
- Of what is my love made? I ask | Ghazals — A. Anupama
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- The Shape of Things to Come | Numéro Cinq’s May Issue Preview
The first thing I remember…
We ascend with grace, / grip tightly the branches, / always moving up to light.
Walking, talking with Walser.
follow those already gone, / float ashore, let grief beach her there…
“We Irish think otherwise.”
Wonder, hope and heart.
On the verge of fainting.
Unnerving but starkly beautiful.
In a foreign country, among strangers, a lie is the same as the truth.
With such dreams I staggered forward and formed a life.
He matches the pace of her breaths / with his own. How easy it is. / On the far side of the bed
Po-mo lit and double coding.
At the vanguard of criticism…
The Japanese concept of mujinzou, which means “inexhaustible supply.”
Discord, Night, Confusion. Yet this ignoramus / Is one of many…
Go to it now, the shaman said. Don’t hesitate.
A ubiquitous fever dream.
A teeming yet insensible world.
One of ‘Ten Books to Read in 2017.’
An artist always incites insurrections.
but silent, with my eyes / open and without compare, I’ve said, I ask.
Great translations from Mexico, Catalonia, Slovakia, Hungary, Nicaragua, and India (just a taste from the archives).
Another brilliant issue, an overflowing issue, a monumental issue…
Vol. VIII, No. 4, April 2017
- Numéro Cinq at the Movies: Ringan Ledwidge’s Film for Massive Attack’s Voodoo in My Blood — R. W. Gray
- Hell’s too small, heaven too: Poems by Marina Tsvetaeva — Translated by Mary Jane White
- Introibo ad altare Dei | Poems — Patrick O’Reilly
- Kafka’s Absolute Minority, Homo vermes | Essay — Jeremy Brunger
- The Blank Page | Reading Isak Dinesen — Daniela Cascella
- Uimhir a Cúig | Angel’s Wing-Lashed Fire: Poems — Afric McGlinchey
- Frontier: Novel Excerpt — Can Xue, Translated from the Chinese by Karen Gernant & Chen Zeping
- Life In a Northern Town | Review of Frontier by Can Xue — Joseph Schreiber
- Make Yourself Happy | Poems — Eleni Sikelianos
- Tentative Nature | Interview with Eleni Sikelianos — Julie Larios
- Making Myself Happy | Review of Make Yourself Happy by Eleni Sikelianos — Julie Larios
- Through Forest Strewn with Flowers We Come Home Our Hearts Melting Our Teeth Made of Thorns | Essay — Abby Frucht
- The Evil Gesture: Short Story — Russell Working
- Just Water, Water Everywhere | Review of Blue Field by Elise Levine — Benjamin Woodard
- Nonagon For The Dead Who Are Rising | A Polygon With Nine Sides All Opened — Quintan Ana Wikswo
- His Own Man | Harry Mathews — Warren Motte
- The End of Boredom | Review of Spoils by Brian Van Reet — Michael Carson
- Books of Wonder | Interview with Nance Van Winckel — Susan Aizenberg
- What happens to me now | Poems — Michelle Boisseau
- My First Job | The Hematology Clinic — Roberta Levine
- Pretending to Nature: Excerpt from I Don’t Think of You (Until I Do) | Fiction — Tatiana Ryckman
Vol. VIII, No. 3, March 2017
- Numéro Cinq at the Movies: Bison’s film for Bonobo’s “Kerala,” introduced by R. W. Gray
- Gnosticism: A Genesis — Rikki Ducornet
- A Wave, a Wash: Excerpts from a Novel — Ben Slotky
- The Long Dry | Novel Excerpt — Cynan Jones
- Love in the Time of Drought | Review of The Long Dry by Cynan Jones — Mark Sampson
- Abandonment Begets Abandonment: Review of Abandon Me by Melissa Febos — Carolyn Ogburn
- If… | Poems — Susan Elmslie
- Woods on Fire | Poems — Fleda Brown
- Bargain | Short Story — Sean Preston
- The Expression of Loss | Poems — Agustín Fernández Mallo, Translated by Zachary Rockwell Ludington
- Obsession | Interview with Carlos Fonseca — Jessica Sequeira
- Amulets, Talismans | The Ceramic Art of Michel Pastore & Evelyne Porret — Rikki Ducornet
- Dancing the Numbers: Review of The Schooldays of Jesus by J. M. Coetzee — Jason DeYoung
- Burning the Baby & Other Stories | Fiction — Kelly Cherry
- Cries of a mind…leaping out of its lodgings | Review of Drawn from Life, Selected Essays of Michel de Montaigne — Linda E. Chown
- The Promise of Intimacy | ask anyone: The Poetry of Ruth Lepson — Timothy Ogene
- Dr. Griffitt’s Ginkgo | Poems — Maura Stanton
- The Poetry of Antimetathesis: Essay — Yannis Livadas
- Small Revolutions | Drawings — Anne Hirondelle
- The Avant-Pop Novels of J. P. McEvoy | Essay — Steven Moore
- Uimhir a Cúig | Bad Weather Days: Memoir — Amanda Bell