JUNE ISSUE

The Book of the Night | Nonfiction --- Cynthia Huntington
The Invented Part | Novel Excerpt --- Rodrigo Fresán, Translated by Will Vanderhyden
Something out of Nothing | Review of The Invented Part by Rodrigo Fresán --- Benjamin Woodard
Starts With a Bang… Ends In a Whisper | An Epistolary Romance --- Sarah M. (∞) & Bernard Hœpffner (•)
Consciously Amateurish | Review of The Sarah Book by Scott McClanahan — Jason Lucarelli
Caps | Short Story --- Fernando Aramburu, Translated by Brendan Riley
Uimhir a Cúig | Dunamon: Poems --- Jane Clarke
O Pioneer! | Review of 1944 Diary by Hans Keilson --- Dorian Stuber
Signs for Lost Children | Novel Excerpt --- Sarah Moss
A Place of Healing | Review of Signs for Lost Children by Sarah Moss --- Rohan Maitzen
The Nightingale Won’t Let You Sleep | Novel Excerpt --- Steven Heighton
Vertical Resonance | Review of The Nightingale Won’t Let You Sleep by Steven Heighton --- Richard Farrell
The Singular Elegance of Trees | Paintings --- Katie DeGroot
Waiting for the Turn | Poems --- Erin Lillo
Alice Munro's "Baptising" & James Joyce's "The Dead" | Plotting with Multiple Antagonists --- Russell Working
When Death Comes Knocking | Poems -- Clint McCown
Arising | Short Story --- Josh Emmons
Din of Silence | Review of A Moral Tale and Other Moral Tales by Josh Emmons  --- Michael Carson
Memo from Brooklyn: The Novels of Jay Neugeboren --- Domenic Stansberry
Loosening the Elements of Cohesion | Poems --- Darren Bifford
Painter & Poet: Studies in Creativity --- Victoria Best with Miranda Boulton & Kaddy Benyon
Living in a Story | Review of Huck Out West by Robert Coover --- Daniel Green
Childhood — Mark Foss
Ripper | Memoir --- Trinie Dalton
River Oaks | Fiction --- Tom Howard
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The Shape of Things to Come | Numéro Cinq's June Issue Preview
The Book of the Night | Nonfiction --- Cynthia Huntington

The Book of the Night | Nonfiction — Cynthia Huntington

Night goes down on the hill, into the body of the world; my eyes close.

The Invented Part | Novel Excerpt --- Rodrigo Fresán, Translated by Will Vanderhyden

The Invented Part | Novel Excerpt — Rodrigo Fresán, Translated by Will Vanderhyden

To read? Or not to read? Now? In summer or winter?

Something out of Nothing | Review of The Invented Part by Rodrigo Fresán --- Benjamin Woodard

Something out of Nothing | Review of The Invented Part by Rodrigo Fresán — Benjamin Woodard

Is there anything as irreal as so-called realism?

Starts With a Bang… Ends In a Whisper | An Epistolary Romance --- Sarah M. (∞) & Bernard Hœpffner (•)

Starts With a Bang… Ends In a Whisper | An Epistolary Romance — Sarah M. (∞) & Bernard Hœpffner (•)

Your Anatomy & your Melancholy.

Consciously Amateurish | Review of The Sarah Book by Scott McClanahan — Jason Lucarelli

Consciously Amateurish | Review of The Sarah Book by Scott McClanahan — Jason Lucarelli

The intimacy of his voice is a lullaby.

Caps | Short Story --- Fernando Aramburu, Translated by Brendan Riley

Caps | Short Story — Fernando Aramburu, Translated by Brendan Riley

…startled half to death to find her husband nowhere in sight.

Uimhir a Cúig | Dunamon: Poems --- Jane Clarke

Uimhir a Cúig | Dunamon: Poems — Jane Clarke

Dad taught us that paper / comes from trees and the word for book // comes from beech.

O Pioneer! | Review of 1944 Diary by Hans Keilson --- Dorian Stuber

O Pioneer! | Review of 1944 Diary by Hans Keilson — Dorian Stuber

His very language in the diary entry confirms that sense of a split self.

Signs for Lost Children | Novel Excerpt --- Sarah Moss

Signs for Lost Children | Novel Excerpt — Sarah Moss

‘That is how it is for Mary. That is it. She is like you, and like me. Like all of us. Only more sad.’

A Place of Healing | Review of Signs for Lost Children by Sarah Moss --- Rohan Maitzen

A Place of Healing | Review of Signs for Lost Children by Sarah Moss — Rohan Maitzen

…deliberate, restrained, well-crafted.

The Nightingale Won’t Let You Sleep | Novel Excerpt --- Steven Heighton

The Nightingale Won’t Let You Sleep | Novel Excerpt — Steven Heighton

“And don’t forget your medication.” “No way. I love my medication.”

Vertical Resonance | Review of The Nightingale Won’t Let You Sleep by Steven Heighton --- Richard Farrell

Vertical Resonance | Review of The Nightingale Won’t Let You Sleep by Steven Heighton — Richard Farrell

A species hellbent on escaping…

The Singular Elegance of Trees | Paintings --- Katie DeGroot

The Singular Elegance of Trees | Paintings — Katie DeGroot

The trees reminded me of Las Vegas show girls, adorned with cascading mushrooms, moss, and vines.

Waiting for the Turn | Poems --- Erin Lillo

Waiting for the Turn | Poems — Erin Lillo

You hold me & ask, What is it? I say our son’s name, only his name, but your grip tightens. You looked it up, didn’t you? I nod.

Alice Munro's "Baptising" & James Joyce's "The Dead" | Plotting with Multiple Antagonists --- Russell Working

Alice Munro’s “Baptising” & James Joyce’s “The Dead” | Plotting with Multiple Antagonists — Russell Working

Let us start by examining “The Dead.”

When Death Comes Knocking | Poems -- Clint McCown

When Death Comes Knocking | Poems — Clint McCown

and I sink, dreamless, / toward the usual slumber, // not knowing / how long, or how deep.

Arising | Short Story --- Josh Emmons

Arising | Short Story — Josh Emmons

…a shrinking forest and the moment he’d known that his confidence was built on a decaying foundation.

Din of Silence | Review of A Moral Tale and Other Moral Tales by Josh Emmons  --- Michael Carson

Din of Silence | Review of A Moral Tale and Other Moral Tales by Josh Emmons — Michael Carson

Each reading inspires visions…

Memo from Brooklyn: The Novels of Jay Neugeboren --- Domenic Stansberry

Memo from Brooklyn: The Novels of Jay Neugeboren — Domenic Stansberry

“A novelist’s career is a ragged thing.”

Loosening the Elements of Cohesion | Poems --- Darren Bifford

Loosening the Elements of Cohesion | Poems — Darren Bifford

With Goya it is the same: / Innocent bystanders hide their faces…

Painter & Poet: Studies in Creativity --- Victoria Best with Miranda Boulton & Kaddy Benyon

Painter & Poet: Studies in Creativity — Victoria Best with Miranda Boulton & Kaddy Benyon

The artist as perpetual beginner.

Living in a Story | Review of Huck Out West by Robert Coover --- Daniel Green

Living in a Story | Review of Huck Out West by Robert Coover — Daniel Green

…makes storytelling itself the story.

Childhood — Mark Foss

Childhood — Mark Foss

I have no religious instruction other than Uncle Arthur’s Bedtime Stories, which haunt my dreams.

Ripper | Memoir --- Trinie Dalton

Ripper | Memoir — Trinie Dalton

That day, we received a Fedex from Brazil for Alprazolam and a Fedex from Spain for Absinthe…

River Oaks | Fiction --- Tom Howard

River Oaks | Fiction — Tom Howard

“I think,” she said, “there are places you go to, and there are places you go past on your way somewhere else.”

Top of the Page

Top of the Page

The modest and indispensable Frank Richardson is Top of the Page for June. Your chance to read the collected works.

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

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

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