Even his fingerprints vanished. His skin smoothed like river stone; his grip on the world diminished. He was sliding someplace frictionless. * Lovers had become landscape–the woman he knew that ancient summer was lost in a hedgerow, flowering, leaving, framing what could be seen. * What he touched penetrated skin and clung, but he did […]
T. R. Hummer
T. R. HUMMER is the author of many books of poetry, including The Infinity Sessions, Useless Virtues, and Walt Whitman in Hell, all from Louisiana State University Press. Hummer has edited The Kenyon Review and New England Review. He currently teaches at Arizona State University.
Every night in her childhood, going to sleep, she traveled the paths of the dead. It was easy then to go Where she could not abide in her other consciousness. This was the avenue Caesar the mastiff had wandered. Father said he had run away, and the children nodded solemnly knowing the kind old beast […]
When they threw me into the pit, a shard of flint split my chin. I flicked it out of my jawbone and lay In my leaking heap, regarding the fineness of its flesh- incising point. Up the black chimney of my prison Vulture stars were circling, repeating all the familiar horrifying patterns. There was blood […]
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 […]