1. Tire Swing He hacks at the thicket, grabs hold of the blackberry canes, bloodies his hands; blackens them with juices. He looks at his hands, sees labor: a future in tearing down. There are children swinging on a swinging tire. He wants to join them. He feels a stare; his father sits on the […]
SEAN KARNS His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Cold Mountain Review, Folio, Ninth Letter, Mayday Magazine (1), and elsewhere. His poems have also been reposted on asitoughttobe.com.
Issue 3 Fall 2010 JOY AL-SOFI currently teaches English in Hong Kong. She has worked in the high-tech industry and before that practiced law in both Oregon and Texas. Her work includes poetry, fiction and non-fiction and she has been published in the USA and Hong Kong. She has done theater reviews for community radio […]
FEATURED ARTIST Robert MacCready UNTITLED STATEMENT BY THE ARTIST notes on life and work TRANSLATIONS epigrams by Catullus, translated from the Latin by David Macey 1 : : 85 fiction by Ólafur Gunnarsson, translated from the Icelandic by Ólafur Gunnarsson and Steven Meyers THE THAW poetry by Jan Kochanowski and Adam Mickiewicz, translated from […]
After his first heart attack, I play with a bullet, thumb the buffed casing and pick at the lead. A week’s worth of beer cans, pop cans, and burnt-out light bulbs clatter in the back seat with the .22 and 9mm. The truck rattles down the gravel road and we stop by our Sunday field. […]
The Irish weather demands a black umbrella, but I prefer green over black. I see green in ways the morning light comes up over the green tree divide that separates the city from green-plastic- covered potato mounds. Being a crop inspector is serious business. There’s been a few cropped heads because men with hatchets remember […]
Issue 1 Spring 2009 V. JOSHUA ADAMS is a doctoral candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago and editor of Chicago Review. JOE AMATO‘s recent books include Pain Plus Thyme (Factory School 2008) and Industrial Poetics: Demo Tracks for a Mobile Culture (Iowa 2006). His memoir, Once an Engineer: A Song of the Salt City, is forthcoming later […]
FEATURED ARTIST David-Baptiste Chirot NECESSITY IS THE MOTHERFUCKER OF INVENTION thoughts on the delete button THE NEW EXTREME EXPERIMENTAL AMERICAN POETRY a gallery featuring the visual works of poet, artist, and human rights activist David-Baptiste Chirot Jared Schickling, David-Baptiste Chirot FINDING THE ROOOT an interview conducted by Jared Schickling with David-Baptiste Chirot that will […]