Sean Kilpatrick’s final entry in his survey of American cities in ruin, including Detroit, Atlanta, and New York City, finds him looking back upon the ruin of language.
“My husband left me for a pile of bricks. I loved him for two years but we’d been married for ten.” New fiction by Oliver Zarandi.
Peter Markus & Robert Lopez
Peter Markus and Robert Lopez in conversation about their ongoing approach to craft, mutual inspiration, and their latest works, Inside My Pencil and All Back Full.
“How do we communicate so well with animals sometimes when we can hardly speak to other humans? Do we know how much the animals give us without asking for anything in return?” Janice Lee on finding love and inspiration in the animal.
“I wish I would give the dog a bath / Itching is suffering” New work by Katie Ebbitt.
Michael J. Seidlinger
The final dispatch from Michael Seidlinger’s coast-to-coast social media experiment finds him looking back on where he’s been from a position of exhaustion and unknowing.
“I’m thinking about two throats touching. It looks like an animal struggling under a gate.” New work by Oliver Strand.
Bill Lessard with an essay on faith and religion: “I didn’t find faith in the religion of my birth until I gave up faith in God.”
“When a body is selfless, it gives away everything, including itself. There is plenty of giving away of the self in this chapbook, for the sake of the other: it happens in the world, in the bedroom, in the mirror.” Niina Pollari reviews Zoe Dzunko’s latest chapbook of poems, Selfless.
“You sit long enough in a small car looking at snow falling on shitty bungalows and expanses of weeds and your brain starts going funny places.” New short fiction by Pete Segall.