Why Monet Still Matters — Nicole Pekarske

I didn’t know until I saw them live, in situ, that the greatest Waterlilies were not flat, rectangular paintings but huge curved panels muraling a series of oval rooms. You go to the… Continue reading

Soul and Egg — Sara Wainscott

This comic is part of an ongoing mash-up experiment. In this project, I’ve used Winsor McKay’s hundred-year-old comic strip “Dream of the Rarebit Fiend” as a given form and placed it in conversation… Continue reading

3 poems — Cal Freeman

Discussing Escher’s “Puddle” with my Father That your mind weren’t made of time and water, father. A puddle in tire tracks, a reflection of shagged larches, wet boot prints in the muck. It… Continue reading

4 Poetry Collages — Susan Yount

Click images to enlarge. *** Susan Yount is the Editor and Publisher of Arsenic Lobster; works fulltime at the Associated Press; teaches online poetry workshops at the Rooster Moans and is the founder… Continue reading

3 Poems — Paul Siegell

Source material: Bohemian Paris: Picasso, Modigliani, Matisse, and the Birth of Modern Art by Dan Franck (Grove Press, 2003). M__TM___RE (186) with his long to hum and one. He would finish with a… Continue reading

Arroz Caldo — Ryan Montoya

Filipino Arroz Caldo is a rice porridge dish comprised of chicken, fish sauce, garlic, and ginger, occasionally garnished with scallions. Thicker than chicken noodle soup, thinner than rice congee, its ubiquity in the… Continue reading

Two Ekphrastic Poems — Susanna Lang

Studio Visit: New Work           Ann Worthing If you hold earth in your hands— a clod of dirt from where you dug in the garden—it will crumble to dust. Light scatters in the late… Continue reading

Selections from the forthcoming [fóto] grám – mah – tik: veracity — Robert Masterson

HUNTSVILLE, TX – June 23, 1989 “The condemned’s last meal consisted of, clockwise from top, chili, hash brown potatoes, coffee with nondairy creamer, ‘carne adovado,’ two eggs (over easy), and a flour ‘tortilla.’… Continue reading

2 poems — Todd McCarty

The following poems are from a manuscript titled Rock Leaf River. They focus on the photographs of Andy Goldsworthy. Water and Leaves Sometimes it’s about the floating and not being carried off. How… Continue reading

THE OPPD POWER STATION SEEN IN THE DISTANCE — Robert Klein Engler

it looks like winter out the roofs are covered over with broad sheets of snow an overcast sky is half day- light and half still night a loft of pigeons circles around and… Continue reading

Of Sardana — James Reitter

No surprise this beds with Byron and Baudelaire. Egotism cast from shallow vision, incapable of beautiful forms. He’s having them killed. Women lay bare, exposed, a plaster of curves, of expiration. Sinews of… Continue reading

2 poems — Melissa Gordon

*** *** Melissa Gordon received her MFA from Western Connecticut State University. She is an Advisory Board member for the journal, Poor Yorick. Her poetry has been published in DMQ Review, Mom Egg… Continue reading

the making of Stick Furniture — Colleen Carias & Catherine Ferguson

the making of STICK FURNITURE from colleen carias on Vimeo. *** A Santa Fe-based poet and filmmaker, Colleen Carias’ recent poems appear in Harpur Palate, Kenning Journal, and Blast Furnace Press. Her poetry… Continue reading

Pie Slice — Nancy Jentsch

19th-century glass filters pie slice of light between undrawn curtains – Shaker lemon – served up only on winter afternoons just before sun slips from sight. Monochrome stained glass warms my wall, late… Continue reading

Antlers — Sophie Paulette Jupillat & Jose Rivera

“I’ve always wanted antlers” Now why would you say that daughter? When you’re older, you’ll think again. “I’ve always wanted antlers” you exclaim, Loping outside like a degenerate spirit. Long superb antlers glinting… Continue reading