Hostage Situation

I. Wherever I turn, sparrows flash on pillars of air, And bewitching women poise in high windows; What can a person do in response to such abundance? Darwin played the trombone to his French beans, And Diogenes tried to refute it by getting up and walking away, But once you’ve divided one into two, You’re… More

“Fogged Clarity” Seeks Communications Assistant

The arts review Fogged Clarity ( is seeking a Digital Media Coordinator to help launch an upcoming video performance series (The Les Cheneaux Sessions), as well as to spearhead general magazine and content promotion. Fogged Clarity is an international not-for-profit print and digital arts review publishing literature, interviews, and art that explore consciousness and notions… More

Imaging Figures #7: Actionable Bodies

The wolf is entitled to the lamb. The Mountain Wreath (1847) You would not believe how many words there are for home and what savage music there can be wrung from it. Edna O’Brien (2015) For months now, I’ve seemed to live in a crowd of stories. The second epigraph to Edna O’Brien’s recent novel,… More

The Localist

From there you could see the whole town: tear it down. Tear it down. -Mike McGriff To preserve the town, first turn your back on the world. Lose yourself completely. Then begin to undress in a creaking hotel where the floorboards each speak resonances to you, & their shifting makes clear your small town tectonics.… More


I can almost touch her cheek in this London train that jostles us together, as time jostles back and forth between us on her phone, the videos she plays as if only she can see them. Here is a nightclub, here a pool, a cluster of girls in a mosque’s courtyard, now they’re clutching each… More


The world is never done with you. Ellen McLaughlin (lyrics)/Sarah Kirkland Snider (music), Penelope (2010) If he were a sentence, he would be weighted with prepositions. They’d mark the things and people he chose, or felt compelled, to carry. With words like from, to, over, under, and across as harbingers, aimed at what happens just… More