Author Archive

For the Care and Control of the Insane — Jen Rouse

SYNOPSIS Hummingbird Girl is a poet going through the process of electroconvulsive therapy. Though the process is standard and she is merely surrounded by doctors and nurses, Hummingbird Girl is plagued by images… Continue reading

Outpatient — Ema Dumitriu

My love for this language Is custom-made Stockholm Syndrome >A feral flying swan Its neck into the future Its feet into the past            (I love and bleed. Is that not            how it is… Continue reading

Shluchim: A Tale of Tel Aviv — Thomas P. Balázs

It was a night like any of a thousand I had spent precisely the same way in the same place, silently, mindlessly, waiting, heedless of anything but quiet, patient hunger. I was perched… Continue reading

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… 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… 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… 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… Continue reading

Featured Artist — Kari Brinck

ARTIST STATEMENT The creation of these small works on paper happens during my frequent travels. The diminutive format, 10×15 cm, lends itself well to international flights and constant moving around. The materials I… Continue reading

2 poems — Skip Fox

maybe and again within sound the soundless, without sound a darkening cacophony of need blots sky, blue thick with black of crow & the din of caws, black hinges pivoting in an air… Continue reading

The Event of Illness — Kevin Kilroy

Editor’s Note This diary was found among the notebooks of Lee Revzin, a poet. They are published without alteration. We have reason to believe Lee Revzin is a nom de plume. These pages… Continue reading

Resume of my Failures — Rebbecca Brown

   Resume of my Failures Address: top floor of a brownstone containing a kitchen ceiling about to collapse, a hole in the closet leading to rotting rafters, permeated with cat urine from a… Continue reading