A story of escape from one of those infamous residential schools, based on family history (it happened) — the author is Cree; this is his first publication.
- Hail Mary, Full of Grace: Fiction — Darrel J. McLeod
- Telling Tales: Four Variations on a Theme — Victoria Best
- Crowbar, Generation, Title: Three Stories — Greg Mulcahy
- All Writing Is Autobiography: J. M. Coetzee and the Life of Writing by David Attwell & The Good Story by J. M. Coetzee and Arabella Kurtz — Jason DeYoung
- Israël: From The Genealogy of the First Person | Poem — D. M. Spitzer
- Uimhir a Cúig | Screen: Fiction — Claire Hennessy
- Trolling with the Fisher King: The Archaeology of Dreams — Paul Pines
- A Little Something about Nothing: Interview & Essay with Physicist Lawrence Krauss — Julie Trimingham
- The Search in the Dark: Interview with Noy Holland — Benjamin Woodard
- Bird: Novel Excerpt — Noy Holland
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- The Wounded Angel: Numéro Cinq’s October Issue Preview
Victoria Best meditates on lies, necessary fictions, Tobias Wolff, art, survival, and her own experience of being stricken with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
He was the cause, she said. He was not. He was exhausted by causation. What did she think, there was a chain of being?
I cloak my- // -self in the skin of an- / -other // I am interior / (dis-) / (-) guised ever / in the other / self the torn / self from first / beginning
Amy has her number, still. Watch yourself, she could say. Or, don’t go home with him. But Ruth – Ruth will know the right things to do. She’ll know she’s in the presence of a hero. She’ll drop to her knees.
Every morning, I write down what I’ve brought back from the dark waters over coffee, and ask the healing question.
A Little Something about Nothing: Interview & Essay with Physicist Lawrence Krauss — Julie Trimingham
Krauss’s joke is: Forget Jesus. Stars died so that you might live.
Structure is pattern, it’s how, it’s a notion of rules, a constriction that, as Yeats said, “drives the plow to original matter.”
A rat sprung a trap and came at them, hissing, its haunches caught, dragging the thing down the hall. Glory days. Dirty dark-bar days. A mouse ran up Bird’s sleeve and nipped her.
This month we’re featuring a handful (there are more!) of contributions from Numéro Cinq’s special Irish feature Uimhir a Cúig, curated and edited by the inimitable and indefatigable Gerard Beirne
Gorgeous issue, bumper crop of fiction, beautiful essays, important reviews, everything suffused with melancholy and a glimmer of hope in the transformative nature of art.
Vol. VI, No. 8, August 2015
- Numéro Cinq at the Movies: Roy Andersson’s “World of Glory” — R. W. Gray
- Small-City Chatter: Review of Jeff Bursey’s Mirrors on which dust has fallen — Mark Sampson
- Public Opinions—Private Laziness: The Epistemological Break in Nietzsche — Jeremy Brunger
- One Drunken Preschool Summer: Childhood — Meg Harris
- Interviewing God: Poems & Paintings — Kate Fetherston
- Every Book is Like Writing a Book for the First Time: Interview with Greg Mulcahy — Jason Lucarelli
- Infiltrate: Fiction — Timothy Dugdale
- Restlessness: Poems — Louise Bak
- Trolling for the Fisher King: Starting in Gloucester — Paul Pines
- Case Notes: Fiction — Brianna Berbenuik
- The Drama of the Mind: A Profile of Janice Galloway — Victoria Best
- Abacus: Novel Excerpt — Louis Armand
- There, Gaping: Review of Liz Howard’s Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent — Natalie Helberg
- Raccoon and Other Poems — Amber Homeniuk
- The Mermaid: A Conversation with Fides Krucker — Julie Trimingham
Vol. VI, No. 9, September 2015
- Numéro Cinq at the Movies: Roman Coppola and Wes Anderson’s “Candy” — Introduced by R. W. Gray
- O Sujet d’Assujettissement (or, Story of O and Foucault) — Natalie Helberg
- Let Us Become These Voices Made Visible: A Review of Mia Couto’s Pensativities — Benjamin Woodard
- Murder Mile: Poems — Martin Dean
- Fugue: Fiction — Jeff Bursey
- Open Water: Short Fiction — Kathy Page
- Under the Palm Trees’ Murmuring Leaves: Poems — Rossend Bonás Miró | Translated by Susana Fabrés Díaz & Brendan Riley
- Without Mourning There Is No Remembering: Interview With Brandon Ballengée — Darren Higgins
- Undersung | Gabriela Mistral: The Archangel, The Wind — Julie Larios
- Too Many Starbucks: Review of Chris Hedges’ Wages of Rebellion—Tom Faure
- Secretariat: A Personal Memoir — Patrick J. Keane
- Uimhir a Cúig | The Poets’ House, Portmuck — Janice Fitzpatrick Simmons, James Simmons and Michelle Mitchell-Foust
- The Idea of a Collective Novel: Essay & Fiction — Larry Fondation
- Taxol: Poems — Fleda Brown
- Gravity’s Box: Short Story — Mark Jay Mirsky
- Death by Fire: The Secret of the Wilde Sisters — Julian Hanna