Get under It

On this late Sunday night, halfway through July, I listen to the wood thrush outside our kitchen window. His song’s upward curl fills the back garden two stories below, butts against the humid air, and makes all of Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill his sound. Behind me, in our bedroom, the man I’ve loved for 15 years… More

Ross Gay

Ross Gay is the author of three books of poetry: Against Which; Bringing the Shovel Down; and Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. He teaches creative writing and grows living things in Indiana. Ben Evans: Must all progress be incremental, or… More

Leaving Lessons

Fin and Flesh For years beyond counting, she lived far under water among the green things. Their shine resembled that light before the storm comes above ground, as if seen through the veins of a new leaf held close to the eye, in a time so distant that its tale must have been whispered in… More

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 (www.foggedclarity.com) 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