Tag Archives: Issue #16

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Two Poems by Broc Rossell

BEETHOVEN IN 1814 It’s not willingly that the little land left gives up music Here we have the joy of swallows The small one burst out the pried-open rain gutter in terror down slope its tunnel into the above stalksmore…

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Little Hobbes in the Big Woods

Several of the stories from Complicated Gardening Techniques [Julius Singer Press] are based on real events and people. However, many of the details have been doctored, exaggerated, or imagined outright for dramatic effect, and should not be considered fact. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………more…

Reviews

Recent Reads

by Ben Barnhart Discussed in this article: Man Descending by Guy Vanderhaeghe [Stoddart] In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin [W.W. Norton] ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… In this first installment of Recent Books I’ll explore two works of fiction that share anmore…

Reviews

Peculiar Travel Suggestions Are Dancing Lessons From God: Installment Two

by J. Albin Larson Discussed in this article: Lord of the Barnyard: Killing the Fatted Calf and Arming the Aware in the Cornbelt by Tristan Egolf [Picador] ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… I’ve been riding the bus to work a lot lately. I livemore…

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Joseph Rizzo

Joseph Rizzo is a visual DJ. He splices images from pop culture, nature, and the street to create tasty images and new meaning. The dramatic images invoke phrases like, survival of the fittest, to each his own, and may themore…

Poetry

Two Poems by Gregory Lawless

Locker On the first day in September you open the locker and see inside some joker from last year has left a mirror there with the word “loser” written across your eyes in black magic marker.

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A Thin Border

“Ma! Ma!” he said over the beeps of the machine that counted her days. “Ma! It’s me, Ma. You’re looking so good. Last time you had all these hoses curling from your mouth and neck, you looked like a secretmore…

Music

Modern Muse

For some time now music as been whittled down to ever-smaller pieces.  Beginning with the actual physical packaging being reduced, first from bulky vinyl records to portable tapes and cds. Now digital music has completely eliminated physicality. Less tangibly, thismore…

Comal - photo by J. KaiserMusic

A Dark Dark Dark Tour Journal

By Marshall LaCount Dark Dark Dark are a band that I have been interested in for a long time now. They’ve a unique sound that skirts so many genres (country, punk, gypsy, folk, jazz, and minimalism), yet they have alwaysmore…

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Two poems by Leigh Stein

SECOND DISPATCH FROM THE FUTURE I am wearing my librarian costume. Yes, I saved it from the fires. In the future, when we say antiquity, we mean state fairs and musicals. We mean affairs of state, amusement. You left memore…

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A Poem by Kathleen Rooney & Elisa Gabbert

Burial Rites If on a winter’s night you learn the worst then go down to the park & lay in the snow. If all the grace of the trees is falling upon you, amnesia will come like a happy dream.more…

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