Silver escalator going up, red struck stick going down seized ebon ink trip stair, stainless dimples on fire, arch ossified glide and anatomy something done; pass Stygian sartorial Spock going down to the wrong side of the road. Caught on heartless rivet cheek, burnt by phosphorous trace grain over toecap thread — stand hard going […]
ANDREW GALAN is an Australian writer with works in The Best Australian Poems 2011, BLOCK, The Delinquent, Eve’s Harvest, REM Magazine, Streetcake and Verity La. He co-founded and runs poetry slam BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! at the Phoenix pub in Australia’s capital, Canberra, and has performed as part of the Corinbank, Canberra Fringe, and This is Not Art festivals. He also co-hosts the poetry slam and midnight poetry feast at the Australian National Folk Festival, regularly growls poetry with spoken word band The Tragic Troubadours and has a blog: Huitzilihuitl’s Reign of Death.
Issue 5 Spring 2012 ALYSE BENSEL is currently pursuing her MFA in poetry at Penn State. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Cider Press Review, The Summerset Review, and Foothill Poetry, among others. When not engaged in her teaching and studies, she volunteers for a cat rescue and participates in a work-share program at a local CSA farm. […]
FEATURED ARTIST Sheng Qi Painting without Colour: A Gallery NONFICTION Helen DeWitt Experimental, Interstitial, and Hybrid an interview with Helen DeWitt conducted by S. P. MacIntyre Alan Heathcock Never Not a Writer an interview with Alan Heathcock conducted by Okla Elliott Amy Holwerda Like the Wine of Our Red Alaska FICTION WinLo333 Sob Stories Gerard […]