Issue 10 Summer 2016 TERRY ADAMS has poems in Poetry, Ironwood, The Sun, Witness, College English, The Painted Bride Quarterly,and elsewhere. He MCs poetry events at the Beat Museum in San Francisco and in La Honda, California. His first collection, Adam’s Ribs, is available from Off The Grid Press. He rescued from oblivion and lives in Ken Kesey’s infamous 1960s cabin in La Honda, California. ALICIA […]
CONSUELO ARIAS is a professor, writer, and translator born in New York City to Spanish parents. She has a Ph.D from Princeton University, where she specialized in modern and contemporary Hispanic poetry. She has published critical essays on the construction of the queer subject (Writing the Female Body in the Texts of Cristina Peri Rossi: Excess, Monumentality and Fluidity  and (Un)veiling Desire: Configurations of Eros in the Poetry of Jaime Gil de Biedma ) in Spanish and Spanish-American literature. In 1998 she published an English-to-Spanish translation, Favorite Latino Authors Share Their Holiday Memories. Her most recent publications, Ramos Otero, de Times Square a Mar Chiquita (2014) and Nueva York o la cartografía de lo híbrido (2015), are fragments of a manuscript comprised of autobiographical essays on growing up bilingual and bicultural in New York City. Ms. Arias has recently completed a Spanish-to-English translation of El Gran criminal (1997) by the renowned Spanish writer Dionisio Cañas. Various texts from the manuscript will be published in the journal Modern Poetry in Translation in early 2017. She has taught at Skidmore, Sarah Lawrence, and various CUNY colleges. Currently she is a Professor of Spanish and Women’s Studies at Nassau Community College.
A simple HIV test, a memory of the luminous countryside, a time before this fear, the lightning bolts of love, the morning after, the glistening dawn . . . all we wanted was a bit of tenderness. Happiness, just one more crime. Poetry instead of theft, life cut short in each encounter. We loved so […]
“Now more than ever, my words conjure your silence” (dedication to John Anthes, from El libro de la muerte) In a text from Invitación al polvo, La nada de nuestros nunca cuerpos, Manuel Ramos Otero writes: “The elderly women of Mondoñedo bring ears of corn to the little Galician girl, over which falangist flies flutter, flies who never […]
EDITORS’ INTRODUCTION Chase Dimock & Amy King LGBT Writing and the 21st Century FEATURED ARTIST Kelli Connell Double Life NONFICTION Alicia Anderson Nichts passiert in München (Nothing Happens in Munich) Consuelo Arias From New York City to Mar Chiquita: Evocations of a Singular Friendship Merrill Cole The Blond Sheep David Eye Messages from Howard Tyler […]