Issue 12 Winter 2018 RUTH AWAD is an award-winning Lebanese-American poet whose debut poetry collection, Set to Music a Wildfire, won the 2016 Michael Waters Poetry Prize from Southern Indiana Review Press. She is the recipient of a 2016 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, and her work has appeared in New Republic, The Missouri Review Poem of the Week, Sixth […]
NICHOLAS MANNING has published work in a number of journals including Verse, Jacket, Free Verse, and BlazeVox. He has also published two collections of poems with Otoliths Books. He has lived in Paris, France, for the last thirteen years, where he edits The Continental Review and by day is an associate professor in American literature at the Sorbonne.
When people die they never say: “I should have spent more time with my mechanical topiary replica of the Winged Victory of Samothrace.” Axiology is about attributing value to what is truly valuable, if by “valuable” you mean money and ephemeral social status. I should have spent more time with my kids and my North […]
INTERVIEWS Eric Shonkwiler interviewed by David Bowen Power & Light Juan Gelacio interviewed by Robert Joe Stout Invisible on Paper ESSAYS Leonard Kress What Kind of Parent Lets a Thirteen-Year-Old Cancel Her Bat Mitzvah? Erinn Seifert Changing FICTION Mollie Boutell Intimates Malcolm Cumming Mere Anarchy Liz Egan Sgt. Lawson Brian Kamsoke Useful Things POETRY Ruth […]
Greetings to you over there, in the 5th or 7th arrondissement. You’d asked me some months back if I might wish to respond. I wrote you back, you’ll recall, and said I thought it best to let your review stand alone. But yesterday, the folks from MAYDAY wrote me and asked, as well, that I say something […]
Paris, 4th of October 2009 Dear Kent, I’ve decided to write this review of your book Homage to the Last Avant-Garde in the form of a letter to you, and this for several reasons. Firstly, it allows me to negate certain censorious aspects of normative critical discourse via recourse to the mode of tonally ambiguous epistolary, which […]
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 […]