summer leaves have two faces: toward the sun they swelter grim as anyone can; in the wind-pushed rain they jump & run & their dull pallor brightens the sudden light and the sudden dark. also the black streets are silvered, the thick yellow sun-cages dissolved into gray distances. my love and my joy, which are […]
DAVID DASHER holds a BA from UNC-Greensboro and an MA in English from Loyola Chicago. His poems have appeared in Whiskey Island Magazine, Into the Teeth of the Wind, Plainsongs, and other magazines. He lives in Chicago.
Step, and step, and step, and step, down to the basement, always the basement, kicking salt-slush off boots against every stair, the basement overheated, overlit like an incubator, with skittery sparrows in the lobby, lounging watchful, then the move to the meeting-room, pushing chairs into circles, lopsided as eggs—Who’s first? Who will be first? Who […]
Since He took you away I still do no work, and never break a sweat. Mostly I’ve taken to making the animals mate for my amusement. So I, like my Maker, have brought forth new life: one creature, the mule, eyes me cantankerously and resents being fed. I spend much time with it, feeling like, […]
Issue 1 Spring 2009 V. JOSHUA ADAMS is a doctoral candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago and editor of Chicago Review. JOE AMATO‘s recent books include Pain Plus Thyme (Factory School 2008) and Industrial Poetics: Demo Tracks for a Mobile Culture (Iowa 2006). His memoir, Once an Engineer: A Song of the Salt City, is forthcoming later […]
FEATURED ARTIST David-Baptiste Chirot NECESSITY IS THE MOTHERFUCKER OF INVENTION thoughts on the delete button THE NEW EXTREME EXPERIMENTAL AMERICAN POETRY a gallery featuring the visual works of poet, artist, and human rights activist David-Baptiste Chirot Jared Schickling, David-Baptiste Chirot FINDING THE ROOOT an interview conducted by Jared Schickling with David-Baptiste Chirot that will […]