MAY ISSUE

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 Other in Oneself | Review of Compass by Mathias Énard --- Frank Richardson

The Other in Oneself | Review of Compass by Mathias Énard — Frank Richardson

We’ve always burned people alive, beheaded them, gassed them, and Énard doesn’t fail to remind us.

Burning Boots | Short Story --- Franci Novak, Translated by Olivia Hellewell

Burning Boots | Short Story — Franci Novak, Translated by Olivia Hellewell

The first thing I remember…

Ascending with Grace | Poems --- Michael Catherwood

Ascending with Grace | Poems — Michael Catherwood

We ascend with grace, / grip tightly the branches, / always moving up to light.

How Swiss Is It? | Review of Walks with Robert Walser by Carl Seelig --- Dorian Stuber

How Swiss Is It? | Review of Walks with Robert Walser by Carl Seelig — Dorian Stuber

Walking, talking with Walser.

Uimhir a Cúig | The Beaching: Poems — Denise Blake

Uimhir a Cúig | The Beaching: Poems — Denise Blake

follow those already gone, / float ashore, let grief beach her there…

Making the Void Fruitful: W. B. Yeats as Spiritual Seeker and Romantic Poet --- Patrick J. Keane

Making the Void Fruitful: W. B. Yeats as Spiritual Seeker and Romantic Poet — Patrick J. Keane

“We Irish think otherwise.”

A Poem in Each Hand | Review of Fleda Brown's The Woods Are On Fire --- Julie Larios

A Poem in Each Hand | Review of Fleda Brown’s The Woods Are On Fire — Julie Larios

Wonder, hope and heart.

Atlantic Hotel | Novel Excerpt --- João Gilberto Noll, Translated by Adam Morris

Atlantic Hotel | Novel Excerpt — João Gilberto Noll, Translated by Adam Morris

On the verge of fainting.

Unbearable Transience of Being | Review of Atlantic Hotel by João Gilberto Noll — Joseph Schreiber

Unbearable Transience of Being | Review of Atlantic Hotel by João Gilberto Noll — Joseph Schreiber

Unnerving but starkly beautiful.

How Mia Learned to Dance | Fiction --- John Bullock

How Mia Learned to Dance | Fiction — John Bullock

In a foreign country, among strangers, a lie is the same as the truth.

My First Job | Memoir --- Cynthia Holz

My First Job | Memoir — Cynthia Holz

With such dreams I staggered forward and formed a life.

Another Dark Hour | Poems --- Robert Currie

Another Dark Hour | Poems — Robert Currie

He matches the pace of her breaths / with his own. How easy it is. / On the far side of the bed

Beowulf and Postmodernism | Excerpt from My Back Pages --- Steven Moore

Beowulf and Postmodernism | Excerpt from My Back Pages — Steven Moore

Po-mo lit and double coding.

Outliers & Explorers | Review of My Back Pages by Steven Moore --- Jeff Bursey

Outliers & Explorers | Review of My Back Pages by Steven Moore — Jeff Bursey

At the vanguard of criticism…

Geography of Bliss | Drawings and Etchings --- Bonnie Baker

Geography of Bliss | Drawings and Etchings — Bonnie Baker

The Japanese concept of mujinzou, which means “inexhaustible supply.”

Enduring Chaos | A Poem for our Times --- Sydney Lea

Enduring Chaos | A Poem for our Times — Sydney Lea

Discord, Night, Confusion. Yet this ignoramus / Is one of many…

Behind the Moon: A Novel Excerpt --- Madison Smartt Bell

Behind the Moon: A Novel Excerpt — Madison Smartt Bell

Go to it now, the shaman said. Don’t hesitate.

In Some Other Way | Review of Behind the Moon by Madison Smartt Bell --- Linda Chown

In Some Other Way | Review of Behind the Moon by Madison Smartt Bell — Linda Chown

A ubiquitous fever dream.

Donald Breckenridge's Novel And Then, An Introduction --- Douglas Glover

Donald Breckenridge’s Novel And Then, An Introduction — Douglas Glover

A teeming yet insensible world.

Numero Cinco | Juan Rulfo's Translator Douglas J. Weatherford Talks with Dylan Brennan

Numero Cinco | Juan Rulfo’s Translator Douglas J. Weatherford Talks with Dylan Brennan

One of ‘Ten Books to Read in 2017.’

Plot Structure in Three Short Stories | Essay on Conflict and Form --- Michael Carson

Plot Structure in Three Short Stories | Essay on Conflict and Form — Michael Carson

An artist always incites insurrections.

Of what is my love made? I ask | Ghazals --- A. Anupama

Of what is my love made? I ask | Ghazals — A. Anupama

but silent, with my eyes / open and without compare, I’ve said, I ask.

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Great translations from Mexico, Catalonia, Slovakia, Hungary, Nicaragua, and India (just a taste from the archives).

The Shape of Things to Come | Numéro Cinq's May Issue Preview

The Shape of Things to Come | Numéro Cinq’s May Issue Preview

Another brilliant issue, an overflowing issue, a monumental issue…

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