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 […]
TATIANA NESHUMOVA was born in Moscow in 1965 and graduated from the philological faculty of Moscow University. She has taught Russian language and literature, and between 2001 and 2010 worked in the Pasternak Museum in Peredelkino. Since 2010, she has worked as a researcher at the Marina Tsvetaeva House-Museum. She is the author of the poetry books Нептица, Простейшее, Счастливая твоя внука, and a book of poems and memoirs, Глухой ушастый. Her poems have been published in the journals Юность, Волга, Воздух, and in the newspaper Гуманитарный фонд. Her academic work includes a book of the memoirs of M. A. Dimitriev (co-authored with E. Lyamina and K. Bolenko), D. S. Usov’s Мы сведены почти на нет… (Moscow, 2011), and a book of poems, Хризалида, by V.G. Malahieva-Mirovich. She has written many articles on Russian poets and writers of the Pushkin era, as well as on the modern poets G. Dashevsky, G. Lukomnikov, B. Druk, M. Aizenberg, and E. Saburov. Her articles have been published in the journals New Literary Review, Russian Literature, and elsewhere.
How long have they called me to themselves These incorruptible black beasts. There was a time when they opened for me Not their jaws, but a door. They called out to me, not as a friend, But as a shepherd, a laborer, To lend a hand. And I learned little By little to be equal […]
In my enormous head Winter dragged itself along. And the head was majestic. But an old man With blue eyes, chesty, Said nothing to me of being blind. And we ran off to his house. And I kissed His enormous head And his snow-white mouth. Already a year has passed since he died. But winter […]
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 […]