For the 4th, four form-shattering poems by Ava Hofmann.
“As the cheese melts, the rain stops. What just happened between being outside with Alice and the bathtub with Alice?” Bask in an excerpt from Shane Jones’ latest novel, Vincent and Alice and Alice, dropping July 8th from Tyrant Books.
Never Angeline North
Check into the Rat’s Nest for everything you need to know about July, courtesy of FZ’s resident astrologer, Never Angeline North.
“The hose was wrapped in circles. He untangled it by whipping it around. It stretched to where he could wet the flowers.” Fiction by Niles Baldwin.
“I dreamt I was Kawhi Leonard and still nobody loved me.” Hadiyyah Kuma with a genre-bending meditation on trauma, attention, and the 2019 NBA finals.
“The American had been telling about the sex appeal of the Samsung—literally dripping off the edge—excuse me—” Fiction by Josh Boardman.
Ariana Reines speaks candidly with Emmalea Russo about her latest and largest work to date, A Sand Book.
“Registration Caspar is urgently prophetic, a mirror onto the future, a mirror quite necessary where our own Vladi(mirrors) are Estra(gone).” Michael Martrich reviews.
“I’m on a social media detox. I photograph my food and show it to no one. I sleep in a child’s bed in an air bnb on top of a hill.” Fiction by Sofia Banzhaf.
Jeff T. Johnson
The latest edition of Jeff T. Johnson’s Book Album Book focuses on the profound and otherworldly genius of Alice Coltrane.