Monthly Archives: November 2013

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: KAREN CRAIGO

DEATH BY WATER By Karen Craigo You imagine the ark from the outside, the way most people saw it—shuttered, huge, already starting to stink. And there you are beside it, treading water, reaching out to touch the unsanded hull, throat … Continue reading

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A Review of Magnolia & Lotus: Selected Poems of Hyesim

A Review of Magnolia & Lotus: Selected Poems of Hyesim, translated by Ian Haight and T’ae-Yŏng Hŏ By J. Andrew Goodman Admittedly, I had to read Magnolia and Lotus a number of times before I could appreciate its depth. Some poems … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: SABINE HUYNH

Photo by Anne Collongues. FAREWELL CHILDHOOD By Sabine Huynh It’s hard not to think of a place where dogs met their fate on railway tracks or in unkempt backyards where a father with chapped lips planted tulips around a dying … Continue reading

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Three Ways I Was Beaten

Three Ways I Was Beaten by Ariella Yendler I. It’s a really weird story. I was beaten. Not like—well yes, like beaten. With a tire iron. I KNOW, RIGHT. I knew him, the guy who beat me. It wasn’t just … Continue reading

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A Review of Delaney Nolan’s Shotgun Style: A Diagram of the Territory of New Orleans

A Review of Delaney Nolan’s Shotgun Style: A Diagram of the Territory of New Orleans By Christopher Lowe Early in the title story of Delaney Nolan’s chapbook Shotgun Style: A Diagram of the Territory of New Orleans, the narrator describes … Continue reading

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What Would Stephanie Say?

Editor’s Note: The What Would I Say app is turning all of us into weird, self-involved robot poets. Stephanie Goehring shares some thoughts on this social media phenomenon and an in-progress poem composed entirely of her own What Would I … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: LINDA STERN ZISQUIT

POSIT By Linda Stern Zisquit “Ten measures of beauty came down into the world; Nine were taken by Jerusalem, one by the rest of the world.”                                                                          Tractate Kiddushin “Ten parts of suffering came down into the world; nine were taken … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: KEVIN VARRONE

POEM I WROTE SITTING ACROSS THE TABLE FROM YOU By Kevin Varrone if I had two nickels to rub together I would rub them together like a kid rubs sticks together until friction made combustion and they burned 
a hole … Continue reading

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Partita & Sea Ridge

Partita & Sea Ridge by Erik Noonan honest devices – John Donne Effulgent canopies of cornflower and aquamarine overhang this fixed landscape where memory stands watch over our earliest walks and drives as one where by and large I dreamt … Continue reading

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Little Known Bible Verses (Preceded by a Rather Long Note) or Why You Won’t Find This Piece on The Good Men Project

Editor’s Note: I knew within minutes of reading Rion Amilcar Scott’s essay that it deserved a home here, and I’m thrilled and proud for this to be the first piece I’ve selected for publication as a recent addition to the editorial … Continue reading

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