selections from LIP Eastern Washington University Press, 2009 by Kathy Fagan ONTOLOGY AND THE PLATYPUS So which mammalian fuck-up list produced the platypus, produced the bird-billed, flat-foot, erstwhile beavers dressed like ducks for Halloween? Crepuscular and nipple-less, they suckle hatchlings in the changeling dusk— Diaphanously the god-swan boned a married chick and she […]
KATHY FAGAN earned her MFA from Columbia University and her PhD from the University of Utah. She is the author of four books of poems, The Raft, a National Poetry Series Award Winner (Dutton, 1985), MOVING & ST RAGE, winner of the 1998 Vassar Miller Prize for Poetry (Univ of North Texas Press), The Charm (Zoo Press, 2002), and LIP (2009). Her work has been anthologized in Under 35: The New Generation of American Poets (Doubleday, 1989), Geography of Home: California and the Poetry of Place (HeyDay, 1999), Extraordinary Tide: Contemporary Poetry by American Women (Columbia, 2001), American Diaspora (Iowa, 2001), The Breath of Parted Lips: 25 Years of Poems from the Frost Place (CavanKerry, 2001), and Poet’s Choice, edited by Edward Hirsch (Harcourt, 2006). Her poems have appeared in The Paris Review, FIELD, The Kenyon Review, Slate, Ploughshares, The New Republic, Shenandoah, and The Missouri Review, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of Fellowships in Poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, and the Ohio Arts Council. She is co-editor of The Journal, for which she and Michelle Herman were awarded the 2004 Ohioana Award for Editorial Excellence.
Issue 2 Winter 2010 TAO AIMIN is known for her anthropological works made from the washboards of rural woman. Over the years she has collected thousands of these boards, recording the stories and faces of the women whose hands wore these boards down through the recursive repetition of monotonous labor. Creating installations and experimental ink […]
ART curated by Maya Kóvskaya PRACTICES, POWER & THE PUBLIC SPHERE: Dialogical Space & Multiple Modernities in Asian Contemporary Art ART NONFICTION Maya Kóvskaya Public Action Art and Performative Interventions in the Chinese Public Sphere ART NONFICTION William Hurst (performance photography by Han Bing) ORPHANS OF PROGRESS: Workers and Political Discourse in Post-Socialist China ART […]