Eight found-word collage poems by J.I. Kleinberg

These visual poems are from an ongoing series of collages (1900+) built from phrases created unintentionally through the accident of magazine page design. Each contiguous fragment of text (roughly the equivalent of a poetic line) is entirely removed from its original sense and syntax. The text is not altered (except for the occasional deletion of…

Two poems by Risa Denenberg

fossil view / credit: deOn Becoming a Geode I left high school pregnant, tiny pebble in the chaotic boot of the sixties. Banished for smallminded things— skipping class, protesting war, French kissing in the girls’ room. It was all so very polite and meaningless.Stuff your leather jacket, your sandals, your poetry books.We’re not interested. In…

Ten Xerox transfers by Natalie Bradford

I explore the ideas of memory, absence, mortality, and the passage of time in my prints. Our memories are naturally inconsistent and fleeting; It’s impossible to remember everything in our lives clearly, especially as we age. Every time we recall a moment in time, the memory of that moment loses its “truth” as our brains…

“Where the water flows down”: Wounds of Heritage and Home in Eunice Andrada’s Flood Damages

Flood Damages by Eunice Andrada / Giramondo / Sydney, Australia / 2018 Eunice Andrada’s Flood Damages is a forceful debut poetry collection that explores narratives of diaspora, family and heritage, the brown female body, religion, language, and sexuality. As the title suggests, these themes are brought together by the recurring imagery of water. Throughout the…

Three poems by Georges Rose, translated by Bryan F. Flavin

banks / credit: emMer cousue ligne de fer nappe ornée d’oiseaux ciels crevés de soies où s’affalent des lumières imprévisibles par endroit le revêtement de chair avec ses maisons plus lourdes brassards d’oublis mais la ligne des fenêtres sources blanches rejoint l’eau profonde                     * Sewn coast line of iron cloth ornate with birds skies slashed…

Writing Through Icons: Rosalind Palermo Stevenson and Stephanie Dickinson on Franz Kafka and Jean Seberg

Authors Rosalind Palermo Stevenson and Stephanie Dickinson converse about writing through the personas of Franz Kafka and Jean Seberg. Rosalind Palermo Stevenson: Stephanie, your poetic and deeply imagined book, Heat: An Interview with Jean Seberg, is an intimate and revealing rendering of the legendary actress written in the form of a fictional interview. In my…

a tribute to creeley — Steve Dalachinsky

boulevard ii / credit: de1. moments in slow motion withdrawn like light life & their eventuality i can see clear rain thru this bitch day believe in still, a voidless piece         of   gathering  a not so trusted edge         collapsing  as humans collapse       within this “animal debris”           we are so endeared to a false faith in…