Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, desire is a furious splendor worth a hundred men, exuberant or staid, bearded or shaven, it doesn’t matter—they’re all beautiful when they’re young and glow like armored coursers. The one felony of passion is to let its luster dull, to drape age around you like a dusty coat and […]
MARK NEELY‘s first book, Beasts of the Hill, won the FIELD Poetry Prize and was published by Oberlin College Press. His poems have appeared in Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, Barrow Street and elsewhere. He teaches at Ball State University and is the editor of The Broken Plate.
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 […]