Issue 13 Summer 2018 HANIF ABDURRAQIB is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. His poetry has been published in Muzzle, Vinyl, PEN American, and various other journals. His essays and music criticism have been published in The FADER, Pitchfork, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. His first full length poetry collection, The Crown Ain’t Worth Much, was released in […]
Michael T. Young
MICHAEL T. YOUNG‘s third full-length collection, The Infinite Doctrine of Water, was published by Terrapin Books. His other collections are The Beautiful Moment of Being Lost and Transcriptions of Daylight. His chapbook, Living in the Counterpoint, received the Jean Pedrick Award from the New England Poetry Club. He also received a Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. His poetry, essays, and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous journals including American Book Review, Cimarron Review, Prick of the Spindle, The Smart Set, US1 Worksheets, and Valparaiso Poetry Review.
There is so much reality it often escapes me. Even at dinner, while chewing root vegetables, the excess bursts from my mouth with each bite. I think it a trickle of beet juice and dab it with a napkin. Bacon sizzles and pops on the stove with abundant verity and I think how good, but am […]
Like these abandoned buildings along the boulevard some good ideas can fall into disrepair: dark in their vacancies, whole sections of wall broken. Year after year weather beats deeper into their exposed beams and we learn to live around their uselessness: take a different bus to work, find another store to get the milk and […]
The first sentence of a certain history is written near an estuary, in a building with no address, behind the last door, at the end of a hall lined with pinewood paneling. One of those panels, when it was a tree, held a robin’s nest, and one of that bird’s young managed to leap from […]
INTERVIEWS Hanif Abdurraqib interviewed by Ruth Awad Joy Is Not Promised to You ESSAYS Joshua Bernstein The Gospel of Dearth Tom Larsen The Nightmare Next Door Jerome Richard Good and Decent People Janette Schafer The Miracle of Ordinary FICTION Eric Barnes Time Space Thomas Jacobs The Death of Z Ignacio Ortiz Monasterio Fighting for His […]