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TWO LIMERICKS

Anthony Madrid & Mark Fletcher

12.07.16

Two limericks from an ongoing collaboration between poet Anthony Madrid and artist Mark Fletcher.

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The Art of Trauma: On Chelsea Hodson

Eîlot Tuerie

12.06.16

Eîlot Tuerie unpacks how performance artist and author Chelsea Hodson’s work explores the boundaries of the body and the nature of power.

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Wish In One Hand, Shit In The Other

Scott Creney

12.05.16

Scott Creney dissects the ‘#mswl’ phenomenon, by which literary agents taken to broadcasting their desires for new work, essentially turning the lit world into a who-can-namecheck-the-hottest-tv-shows-in-their-pitch game, one where everyone loses.

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Letters to My Father

Adriana Green

12.02.16

“Three years after you died I saw your shadow on a city sidewalk hungry skin and bone like the wings you used to bite-crack open sucking marrow.” New work from Adriana Green, from fall poetry editor Sade Murphy.

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The Rule of Tincture: A Review of Emily Wilson’s The Great Medieval Yellows

Chris Holdaway

12.01.16

Emily Wilson’s The Great Medieval Yellows explores systems linking together nature and technology, symbol and tincture. Chris Holdaway reviews.

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A Queer Study of Smallpox Blankets

Laura Page

11.30.16

“Now loving the sinner and not the sin means / Huddling desperate immune in an infirmary saying yes yes”: New poetry by Laura Page.

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Count Backwards From Ten: Benoît Pioulard’s Ten Songs That Sound Like They Spontaneously Generated in a Forest

Steven T. Hanley

11.29.16

A primer in ambient music as environment, from Benoît Pioulard, upon the release of his latest album, The Benoît Pioulard Listening Matter, from Kranky Records.

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Crazy From the Heat

Adam Tedesco

11.28.16

Partially inspired by David Lee Roth’s authobiography Crazy From the Heat, Adam Tedesco’s personal essay ruminates and reflects on everything from the poetical to the sublime to the scatological: “I was being absorbed into the fire. I remember feeling sorry for those on the ground because they were safe.”

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I WAS A NORMAL HUSBAND, ETC.

Sebastian Castillo

11.23.16

“The infant’s head wanted to take me to the forest where the teenagers are killing themselves, doing drugs, obsessing by moonlight. It’s right around the corner.” New short fiction by Sebastian Castillo.

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The Event Vanishes

Ella Longpre

11.22.16

Ella Longpre thinks about how violence affects the very perception of its victim, begetting doubt, erasure, self-censorship.