Simon Perchik, Celestial Recess 3

Simon Perchik While the sun spreading out in the light from your shirt wrung dry, its cuffs rolled back –shores are born this way reaching around, even here its sleeves are still visible and in your eyes that first emptiness in all directions at once :light takes forever now looks for you as if it… More

Simon Perchik, Celestial Recess 2

Simon Perchik You wipe the way the moon once warmed the Earth caressed your arm with shapelessness and the fever left over from some fiery beginning half shoreline, half waves still flaring out staking their claim and memory –inside this path a brain, left behind to deal with the scent smoldering leaves give off –you… More

Simon Perchik, Celestial Recess 1

Simon Perchik Its power comes from this froth –never mind there’s no caldron to make sense, you drink listening to bubbles work a cure are healed when the fountain touches you, smelling from gauze and nursing homes –the old have no choice, they let the faucet run and for a while wait at the sink… More

The Credits Say 15th Elf

Chloe N. Clark He was cast as a minor Elf, the one always at the edge of the frame, running into battle or contemplating grave proclamations. His children tried to find him, point him out with ecstatically jabbing fingers, but they were always wrong. Years later at a bit players’ convention he laughed with extra… More

He Was Always Almost Something

Chloe N. Clark Sometimes he’d write words on blackboards solely because he liked the way chalk dust softened his fingertips, paled them into some color not quite living. Once he ate earth, accidentally almost, it tasted bitter rich like too dark chocolate drenched in coffee grounds or ash. He never drank flames, though he meant… More

Review: Cynthia Hogue’s “Or Consequence”

Scott Hightower “Or Consequence” Cynthia Hogue Red Hen, 2010, 978-1-59709-476-4, $18.95 Or Consequence is the sixth collection of poems from Cynthia Hogue. Hogue is informed not only by experience and history, but also by theory and academic discourse. Hogue is a poet drawn to the cerebral and the abstract. That is NOT to say that… More

Christian Stoll

EPIC The expansive and brilliant photography of Christian Stoll documents the vast scope of urban and commercial expansion and paints a striking picture of humanity. View more of Christian’s work here. Christian Stoll is a freelance photographer with one foot in New York City and one in Düsseldorf, Germany. Stoll’s photography has been a major… More