Monthly Archives: September 2011

Video Reportage from the Wall Street Occupation

______ M. E. “Spike” Allen is a filmmaker living in NYC. She has covered crime, politics, and fashion for Time magazine and The Village Voice. Contact:

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Landscape’s Influence: An Interview with Kathy Fagan

Landscape’s Influence: An Interview with Kathy Fagan by Sean Karns Kathy Fagan is the author of four books of poems: The Raft (Dutton, 1985), a National Poetry Series selection; Moving & St Rage (Univ. of North Texas Press, 1999), winner … Continue reading

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Mahmoud Abbas’s Speech at the UN

Mahmoud Abbas’s Speech at the UN by Karim Abuawad Despite the fact that I was never a supporter of the Palestinian Authority, I have to say that I was very impressed with President Mahmoud Abbas’s speech at the UN last … Continue reading

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Chasing the Hare

by Raul Clement [Author’s note: This story originally appeared in the Spring 2011 issue of Blue Mesa Review. You can purchase the issue here.] The turnpike’s crowded come Thanksgiving, so at first Dylan doesn’t notice her, the new girl at … Continue reading

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by Sarah Shellow: FULL MOON IN THE SUBURBS For Gary Snyder The full moon announces itself to this night a specter chiseled by branches and leaves. And the honeyed air loiters in the dark particles of day’s exhaustion, remembering the … Continue reading

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Andreas Economakis

Mean by Andreas Economakis I’m mean. I drop-kicked one stray cat, flipped off a dozen motorists in one ride, busted the tailight of a car, left garbage at the end of the Kalalau trail, pissed on the door of a … Continue reading

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BLACK BAG by Bill Rector Where, William Carlos Williams, are your patients? How in the world, the words, did you escape them? Erase them? In stanzas succinct as prescriptions wouldn’t a few more fit? Between curved blades of obstetric forceps, … Continue reading

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HERE IS THE ANGER ANDREW ASKED FOR* by Jillian Weise when he gave me the latest issue of P-Queue. “I want the poems where you’re angry,” he said. I read the magazine and I can tell I’m not his type. … Continue reading

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THE ENCLOSURE By Edgar Rincón Luna Translation by Anthony Seidman At a certain moment after having left home you thought that you had forgotten something an object something uncertain and that it was necessary to turn back Once in particular … Continue reading

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Photograph of Keegan McHargue, 2011, by Graeme Mitchell. KEEGAN MCHARGUE, THE PERIPATETIC ARTIST RETURNS TO S.F. by Matt Gonzalez By the age of 21, Keegan Mchargue was already being feted as an important emerging artist to watch. Debut solo shows … Continue reading

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