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 […]
RUSH RANKIN has poems forthcoming in The Yale review, Hanging Loose, Gyroscope Review, and Hotel America and a poem in the current issue of Confrontation. The Flexible Personahas also just published the second half of his prose poem ms, More Than Not, and nominated it for a Pushcart Prize. His book on aesthetics, In Theory (Chelsea Editions, 2006) has been added to the collections of 111 national and international libraries (including Toronto University, Cambridge University, and the National Library of Australia). The first two modest editions have sold out. Among his other books are Pascal’s Other Wager (Word Press, 2006), Bene-dictions (the Vassar Miller Prize in 2003 for UNT Press), and The Failure of Grief (Nettle Media, 2001). His writing has appeared in the following literary magazines: Antioch Review, Paris Review, Gargoyle, First intensity, Triquarterly, Rattle, december, ACM, Pleiades, Seneca Review, Epoch, 5AM, River Styx, Shenandoah, Spillway, Willow Springs, Chelsea, Mudfish, New Letters, Stand (in England), Hebeno (in Italy), Paris Magazine (in France), and others.
To hold magical dominion over another person’s body one need only attain possession of his pared nails or cut-off hair, his spittle or his excrement; even his shadow, his reflection, or his footprints serve the same purpose. —Ernst Cassirer i In epistemology a specific can be tested because various other specifics constitute […]
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 […]