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 […]
ROY BENTLEY is the author of Boy in a Boat (University of Alabama), Any One Man (Bottom Dog), The Trouble with a Short Horse in Montana (White Pine), and Starlight Taxi (Lynx House). Walking with Eve in the Loved City, a finalist for the Miller Williams Prize and his fifth collection, is due out in 2018 from the University of Arkansas. Recipient of a Creative Writing Fellowship from the NEA, six Ohio Arts Council fellowships, and a Florida Division of Cultural Affairs fellowship, his poems have appeared in The Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, Blackbird, RATTLE, and elsewhere.
This isn’t the Wright Flyer. This is a prototype glider. Orville wears a hat since he doesn’t expect great speeds. He isn’t at all worried about a hat; he is Icarus stressing about aeronautical success and lift-to-drag coefficients. It may be white-knuckle joy to have invented the Flyer, but this isn’t that. This […]
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 […]