JULY ISSUE

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
Numéro Cinq at the Movies: Michael V. Smith’s "Wolf Lake" --- R. W. Gray

Numéro Cinq at the Movies: Michael V. Smith’s “Wolf Lake” — R. W. Gray

A fiercely singular perspective.

Sleep and Disorder: Poems --- Jordan Smith

Sleep and Disorder: Poems — Jordan Smith

The smell of Islay whiskey, sharp sea air, iodine and cold / Spray smoking over rocks.

Life in the Court of Matane: Fiction --- Eric Dupont

Life in the Court of Matane: Fiction — Eric Dupont

At the end of that day, I stood before Matane like Attila before Rome.

A Very Funny Novel: Eric Dupont's Life in the Court of Matane — Joseph Schreiber

A Very Funny Novel: Eric Dupont’s Life in the Court of Matane — Joseph Schreiber

A bold effort to stuff in everything including the kitchen sink.

Uimhir a Cúig | Primordial Irishwomen & Other Texts --- Mary Byrne

Uimhir a Cúig | Primordial Irishwomen & Other Texts — Mary Byrne

Needless to say he was punished for his greed and died of a surfeit of women.

First Kiss: Very Short Stories --- John Gould

First Kiss: Very Short Stories — John Gould

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.

When Night Becomes a Virgin: Poems --- Yannis Livadas

When Night Becomes a Virgin: Poems — Yannis Livadas

Until night becomes a virgin. / So that being means to write.

My First Job --- Mary H. Auerbach Rykov

My First Job — Mary H. Auerbach Rykov

As I fumbled towards adulthood, I came to appreciate my path was paved with more kindness than I was aware of at the time.

Shipwrecks: Poems --- Kinga Fabó translated by Gabor G. Gyukics

Shipwrecks: Poems — Kinga Fabó translated by Gabor G. Gyukics

I operate, because I’m operated. / All I can do is operate. / (I don’t mean anything to anyone.)

Killer Whale: in Black and White --- Julie Trimingham

Killer Whale: in Black and White — Julie Trimingham

When I was pregnant, I had a dream. A dream of sex and a killer whale. Of sex with a killer whale.

bounding for birds : mathematics | Fiction --- Lance Olsen

bounding for birds : mathematics | Fiction — Lance Olsen

…a weighted and angled guillotine blade in a backyard work shed at Plötzensee Prison will drop…

CRAZY HAPPY: Painted Scrolls by Rikki Ducornet & Sculpture by Margie McDonald

CRAZY HAPPY: Painted Scrolls by Rikki Ducornet & Sculpture by Margie McDonald

Whimsical, erotic, even hilarious art of artists in conversation.

On Music & the Sublime: Interview with Composer Eric Moe --- Carolyn Ogburn

On Music & the Sublime: Interview with Composer Eric Moe — Carolyn Ogburn

Sublime is when the music makes the hair go up on the back of your neck.

The Householder-Ascetic Contrast in Anita Desai’s Fiction: Essay — Anu Kumar

The Householder-Ascetic Contrast in Anita Desai’s Fiction: Essay — Anu Kumar

The ancient paradigms that guide Anita Desai’s fiction.

Sea of Rains: Poems --- Mary Kathryn Jablonski

Sea of Rains: Poems — Mary Kathryn Jablonski

Poor thing. I put him in / a dress, not the last boy. I pretended he enjoyed / it. I meant no harm.

Exercises --- Tracy Proctor, Megan Okkerse, Sheela  Clary & Whitney Lee

Exercises — Tracy Proctor, Megan Okkerse, Sheela Clary & Whitney Lee

Four sweet list essays.

Vaseline Buddha: Novel Excerpt --- Jung Young Moon

Vaseline Buddha: Novel Excerpt — Jung Young Moon

Meditative, challenging, narratively haywire and comic…

Colorless Green Ideas Sleep Furiously:  Review of Jung Young Moon's Vaseline Buddha --- Jason DeYoung

Colorless Green Ideas Sleep Furiously: Review of Jung Young Moon’s Vaseline Buddha — Jason DeYoung

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