The centerpiece of our September issue is an hour-long discussion with musician Will Oldham. I believe this interview offers a rare and unique insight into the mind of one of contemporary music’s finest. Our September edition also features a stream of the moving compilation album “Burning Heart: Songs for the Gulf,” and we’re pleased to announce that all sales of this record benefit the clean-up effort of last years’ devastating oil spill. Additionally, this month showcases new fiction, poetry and visual art by Bill Neumire, Peggy Dobreer, Patricia O’Donnell and Nick Gentry, along with much, much more. We wish you a fine start to your fall season.

Benjamin Evans
Executive Editor, Fogged Clarity


September 2011

Table of Contents

Fiction

  • Patricia O’DonnellPatricia O’Donnell is a Professor at the University of Maine at Farmington, where she directs the BFA Program in Creative Writing. Her work has appeared in many places, including The New Yorker, AGNI, The North American Review, and other journals and anthologies. She lives in a 160-year-old house in Wilton, Maine, with her husband and dog. At the Beach, After the Fact

Poetry

  • Bill NeumireBill Neumire‘s recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in American Poetry Journal, Puerto del Sol, Harpur Palate, and Guernica. Suburban Metamorphosis
  • Flotsam
  • Guillermo Filice CastroGuillermo Filice Castro‘s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Assaracus, Barrow Street, The Bellevue Literary Review, Brooklyn Rail, Court Green, Ducts.org, LaFovea.org, La Petite Zine, Quarterly West, among others, as well as the anthologies My Diva, This Full Green Hour, Saints of Hysteria, and more. His translations of Olga Orozco, in collaboration with Ron Drummond, are featured in Guernica, Terra Incognita, U.S. Latino Review, and Visions. He’s the author of the chapbooks Cry Me a Lorca (Seven Kitchens Press, 2010) and Toy Storm (Big Fat Press, 1997). A native of Argentina, Castro has become a US citizen. Jones Beach
  • Ritual
  • Glenn Ashley PattersonGlenn Ashley Patterson is a recent graduate of Montclair State University’s English program. She currently lives and writes in New Jersey. Connective Tissue: Part II
  • Peggy DobreerPeggy Dobreer has published five chapbooks, most recently, Little Captures. Her poems have appeared in Cracked Pavement and Plastic Trees: Our Gifts to Future Generations, Everything About You Is Beautiful, Literary Angles: The Second Poetic Diversity Anthology, The San Pedro River Review, WordWright’s Magazine, and most recently in Malpais Review. Que esta queimando?

Visual

  • Eric WhiteEric White is a native Michigander now living and working in Brooklyn. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he has shown extensively in galleries and museums around the world including Freight + Volume, Clementine, and Feigen Contemporary in New York, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin in Paris, and The MACRO Museum in Rome. He is an adjunct professor at the School of Visual Arts, and in 2010 received a fellowship in painting from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Various Paintings
  • Tanya JohnstonTanya Johnston is a designer and artist living and working in Montreal. Her work has been featured in The Gutenberg’s Quarterly, Pilot Magazine, and Blanket Magazine. Illustration and Design
  • Nick GentryNick Gentry is a British graduate of Central St Martins and has exhibited in the UK, USA and Europe. As part of a generation that grew up surrounded by floppy disks, VHS tapes, polaroids and cassettes, he is inspired by the sociological impact of a new internet culture. Art from the Obsolete

Aural

  • Various ArtistsBurning Heart: Songs for the Gulf is a stirring compilation featuring songs from Jonathan Byrd, Shakey Graves and Annie Crane, and many other gifted musicians. 100% of the proceeds from this album go directly to the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s gulf coast oil spill fund.Burning Heart: Songs for the Gulf

Interviews

  • Will OldhamWill Oldham is a musician and actor living in Louisville, Kentucky. Since 1993, he has released over twenty albums as Palace Brothers, Palace Music, Palace Songs, and the pseudonym under which he has recorded for the past twelve years, Bonnie “Prince” Billy. As an actor, Oldham has appeared in the films Junebug, Wendy and Lucy, and Old Joy, among others.Our second discussion with the renowned musician

Reviews

  • Scott HightowerScott Hightower is a poet living with one foot in New York City, one in Texas, and one in Madrid. His third collection, Part of the Bargain, received the 2004 Hayden Carruth Award. His translations from Spanish have garnered him a Willis Barnstone Translation Prize. He teaches at NYU, and has taught poetry, non-fiction, and translation at Drew, F.I.T., Fordham, and Poets House.Fady Joudah’s, “The Earth in the Attic”

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