A childhood memory of a summer day engraves the cough drop with untired saliva, and brings out a phrase, sweetly puckering the mouth— if it sounds, hear not a question, but an encompassing intrigue: what is this lachrymose animal who lives under the creak of the swing? Who—without fear—taught this creature, which uses silence to rub […]
PETER GOLUB is a writer whose work has not appeared in Conjunctions, Poetry, Chicago Review, Granta, or The Paris Review. He has not received letters of rejection from The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, or Harper’s. All his books are unpublished, except for a little pamphlet concerning his own death; none have been nominated for a Pushcart let alone a National Book Award or a Pulitzer. His latest translation can be found in the April 2012 issue of Playboy. He does not live in New York City.
The boxy tube of knocking wheels is squeezed by the speed and leaks a long odorous drop of train— glues the clatter onto the horizon; why the craftwork, is there not enough construction visible? For instance: the flat fog, tied by the powerlines to the forest posts or the anticipating – that railroad pointer directing […]
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 […]