April 2012

This month we are pleased to offer an exclusive audio interview with renowned poet Carl Phillips, new poetry and readings by Michael Tyrell, the music of Rocky Votolato, art by Roberto Mollá, and a “moving sculpture” by Daniel Franke and Cedric Kiefer along with much more.

Benjamin Evans

Executive Editor, Fogged Clarity

April 2012

Table of Contents


  • Taylor KoekkoekTayler Koekkoek is a writer from the Pacific Northwest currently pursuing a degree in English at the University of Oregon.Conversation With a Dying Amnesiac


  • Michael TyrellMichael Tyrell lives in New York and teaches writing at NYU. He is the author of the poetry collection The Wanted (forthcoming from The National Poetry Review Press) and his poems have appeared in Agni, The Canary, Fogged Clarity, New England Review, The New York Times, Paris Review, Ploughshares, Sycamore Review and Yale Review. With Julia Spicher Kasdorf, he edited the anthology Broken Land: Poems of Brooklyn.The Friendly Dark
  • Family Romance
  • Wrong
  • Michael T. YoungMichael T. Young has published two collections of poetry, most recently, Transcriptions of Daylight. His next chapbook, Living in the Counterpoint, will be published in 2012 by Finishing Line Press and his next full-length collection, The Beautiful Moment of Being Lost, will be published in 2013 by Black Coffee Press. He has received a Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a William Stafford Award from Rosebud Magazine, and has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Barrow Street, Edison Literary Review, Iodine Poetry Review, The Potomac Review and The Same, among many other journals.Close Reading
  • Jaydn DeWaldJaydn DeWald is an MFA candidate at Pacific University currently living in San Francisco. An Associate Poetry Editor for Silk Road, his own work has appeared or is forthcoming in Bellevue Literary Review, Columbia Poetry Review, The National Poetry Review, West Branch and Witness, among other journals.New Romance
  • Brandon LewisBrandon Lewis is a native of Wisconsin who now teaches in the Bronx. He received an MFA in poetry from George Mason University and worked, after, in the NEA’s Literature Grants Department. He has published review material in HTMLgiant, and his poems can be found in journals such as Poet Lore, Water~Stone Review, Fifth Wednesday, Oranges and Sardines, Harpur Palate, Phoebe, and Borderlands.On The Table


  • Daniel Franke & Cedric KieferDaniel Franke is an artist, designer and music video director based in Berlin.

    Cedric Kiefer is a teacher of generative design and Processing at HAWK Hildesheim, FH Wiesbaden, and FH Mainz and an author for Weave Magazine. He lives and works in Berlin.Unnamed Soundsculpture

  • Roberto MolláRoberto Mollá is a Spanish artist who works primarily out of Tokyo. He has received grants from both the Spanish and Japanese governments and has participated in countless exhibitions around the world. His work is also included in many private and public art collections.Pencil & Ink on Paper
  • Jasper JamesJasper James is a London-born photographer now residing and working in Beijing. His clients include Ferrari, British Airways, Wrigley’s, Volvo, Ritz Carlton, Men’s Journal, Telegraph Magazine and Vanity Fair, among many others.City Silhouettes


  • Rocky VotolatoRocky Votolato is a singer and songwriter from Dallas. Formerly a member of the band Waxwing, Votolato cut his first solo album in 1999. Television of Saints is his eighth full-length release.Television Of Saints


  • Carl PhillipsCarl Phillips is the author of eleven collections of poetry, including his most recent, Double Shadow. He has also published a collection of essays (Coin of the Realm: Essays on the Life and Art of Poetry), and a translation of Sophocles’ Philoctetes. Phillips is a current Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, and his many honors include the Kingsley Tufts Award, the Theodore Roethke Foundation Memorial Prize, and the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Male Poetry, along with fellowships from both the Guggenheim Foundation and the Library of Congress. His poems have appeared in numerous editions of The Best American Poetry anthology, and he is a four-time finalist for The National Book Award.the renown poet discusses his process and craft


  • Scott HightowerScott Hightower is the author of three books. This fall, Self-Evident, his fourth collection stateside, is forthcoming from Barrow Street Press. Early next year, Oases/Hontanares, a bi-lingual book, is forthcoming from Devenir, Madrid. Hightower teaches as adjunct faculty at NYU and Drew University. A native of central Texas, he lives in Manhattan and sojourns in Spain.The Influence of Barbette and Goldbarth’s “Different Fleshes”