A comprehensive and intimate breakdown of the various forms of consciousness in play in Feng Sun Chen’s The 8th House. Carrie Lorig reviews.
“problem with contributing to my Roth IRA is that I have to believe that ‘retiring’ will still be a thing that people do”: An excerpt from Stacy Szymaszek’s Journal of Ugly Sites and Other Journals, forthcoming from Fence in 2015.
Christine Shan Shan Hou
“Cloud face / Golden trimming / Manicure mansion / Valley finger / Ghostly piano / Uncanny organ / Funeral throne / Abnormal arboretum”: Two new poems by Christine Shan Shan Hou, selected by Fanzine’s Fall poetry editor, Julia Cohen.
“A little boy told me he saw her drinking bleach / from a bucket out his back porch.” Two new poems from Courtney Kersten.
Scenes from The Grave on the Wall, a project in which Brandon Shimoda writes about his grandfather through a series of poetic images: “One dreams of living above a bathhouse / In a snow-covered field…”
“Pole dancer body and I unfriend white people who go to Africa. Have sin but throw the first stone”: 5 new poems from Aurelia Guo, selected by Late Summer poetry editor, Penny Goring.
Ten new macros of dystopian futurism from Michael Hessel-Mial, selected by Late Summer poetry editor, Penny Goring.
Leopoldine Core’s Veronica Bench embodies a vulvar space alongside Lara Glenum, Ish Klein, Gertrude Stein. Maggie Millner reviews.
“Which way would I like to look at myself? Through you? No, I look at myself through the eyes of objects, the eyes of my thighs. My marrow. My breath.” Three new poems from Cristine Brache, selected by Late Summer poetry editor, Penny Goring.
“now people lie bleeding in the tea-colored water / the day is over and the sky is burning”: An excerpt from the poem “Arctic Command,” translated from the Danish by Julia Cohen and Jens Bjering.