A fiercely singular perspective.
- Numéro Cinq at the Movies: Michael V. Smith’s “Wolf Lake” — R. W. Gray
- Sleep and Disorder: Poems — Jordan Smith
- Life in the Court of Matane: Fiction — Eric Dupont
- A Very Funny Novel: Eric Dupont’s Life in the Court of Matane — Joseph Schreiber
- Uimhir a Cúig | Primordial Irishwomen & Other Texts — Mary Byrne
- First Kiss: Very Short Stories — John Gould
- When Night Becomes a Virgin: Poems — Yannis Livadas
- My First Job — Mary H. Auerbach Rykov
- Shipwrecks: Poems — Kinga Fabó translated by Gabor G. Gyukics
- Killer Whale: in Black and White — Julie Trimingham
- bounding for birds : mathematics | Fiction — Lance Olsen
- CRAZY HAPPY: Painted Scrolls by Rikki Ducornet & Sculpture by Margie McDonald
- On Music & the Sublime: Interview with Composer Eric Moe — Carolyn Ogburn
- The Householder-Ascetic Contrast in Anita Desai’s Fiction: Essay — Anu Kumar
- Sea of Rains: Poems — Mary Kathryn Jablonski
- Exercises — Tracy Proctor, Megan Okkerse, Sheela Clary & Whitney Lee
- Vaseline Buddha: Novel Excerpt — Jung Young Moon
- Colorless Green Ideas Sleep Furiously: Review of Jung Young Moon’s Vaseline Buddha — Jason DeYoung
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- Summer Heat — Numéro Cinq’s July Issue Preview
The smell of Islay whiskey, sharp sea air, iodine and cold / Spray smoking over rocks.
At the end of that day, I stood before Matane like Attila before Rome.
A bold effort to stuff in everything including the kitchen sink.
Needless to say he was punished for his greed and died of a surfeit of women.
My wife has never been phobic, but she’s suddenly developed a fear of branches (that’s right, tree branches) and of the colour turquoise.
Until night becomes a virgin. / So that being means to write.
As I fumbled towards adulthood, I came to appreciate my path was paved with more kindness than I was aware of at the time.
I operate, because I’m operated. / All I can do is operate. / (I don’t mean anything to anyone.)
When I was pregnant, I had a dream. A dream of sex and a killer whale. Of sex with a killer whale.
…a weighted and angled guillotine blade in a backyard work shed at Plötzensee Prison will drop…
Whimsical, erotic, even hilarious art of artists in conversation.
Sublime is when the music makes the hair go up on the back of your neck.
The ancient paradigms that guide Anita Desai’s fiction.
Poor thing. I put him in / a dress, not the last boy. I pretended he enjoyed / it. I meant no harm.
Four sweet list essays.
Meditative, challenging, narratively haywire and comic…
Poem after poem is apocalyptic, brilliant in its own way, profound, inspired.
Explosive, obsessive, fugue-like, original, inspirational and free.
Vol. VII, No. 5, May 2016
- 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
Vol. VII, No. 6, June 2016
- Numéro Cinq at the Movies: R.W. Gray’s zack & luc | Introduction & Interview — Michael V. Smith
- Fat for Art’s Sake: Review of Benjamin Hale’s The Fat Artist — Mark Sampson
- Sixty Steps from Yale: Essay — Sydney Lea
- Dinner with the Fisher King — Paul Pines
- Murdered by Women: Short Story — A D Jameson
- Aspirin: Fiction — Julián Herbert | Translated by Brendan Riley
- What Lies Beneath: Review of Dorthe Nors’ So Much For Winter — Jeff Bursey
- Missing Persons: The Novels of Patrick Modiano — Victoria Best
- A Bomb at the Book Launch: Poems — George Szirtes
- A Master Set Loose in a Small Space: Review of Thomas Bernhard’s Goethe Dies — Joseph Schreiber
- Agonal and Preterminal: Poem — Sharon McCartney
- Love & the Loveless: Classic Tamil Poems — Translated by A. Anupama
- Sea Wolf Speaks from the Studio: Music & Interview — Ann Ireland
- Can You Hear Me Thinking?: Poems — David Helwig
- Strangers in a Strange Land: Lynne M. Browne Photographs & Interview — Mary Kathryn Jablonski
- Funny Hat: Short Story — Jowita Bydlowska
- Ghosts in the Moonlight: Poems — David Ishaya Osu
- At the English Cemetery: Letter from Florence — Laura Michele Diener