It has been one year since the clarity went live, and I am more excited about the journal then I’ve ever been. I am proud of the catalogue of work and interviews we have assembled and am honored to be able to work with brilliant, creative people everyday. I would like to extend a special thanks to web-designer and friend Ryan Daly. Without his dedication, support and belief Fogged Clarity would not be possible. I look forward to working with him for a long time to come.
Over the next year we will continue our swan dive into the chasm of the human condition… graceful, broken, elated. Let all of us, together, live forever through art.
In honor of our midwestern roots, our anniversary issue features the music of Great Lake Swimmers. Their latest album, Lost Channels streams this month and we have installed a pop-up player so that you can now navigate the site while listening. I also sit down with lead singer Tony Dekker to discuss happiness and the inspiration behind his music. Kirsten Clodfelter and Sam Ramos debut new fiction, Michael Tyrell reads two poems from his latest suite, Phantom Laundry, Dylanesque troubadour Ian Link plays his latest songs in our studio, Australian artist Jeremy Geddes stuns with his Cosmonauts series, and much more.
Executive Editor, Fogged Clarity
Table of Contents
- Sam Ramos The Question of the City
- Kirsten Clodfelter If I Can Keep One Thing, It Will Be This
- Anne Champion Elegy for C.D. Laws
- Searching for Amelia Earhart
- Jack Kristiansen Ekphrasis: To Fede Galizia
- Never Mind
- Michael Tyrell First Frost, New York
- Platonic Ode
- Stephen Kunert I’ve Lost Poems
- Marc Petersen Christmas Morning
- Jenny Gillespie Lines Stitched into a Duskywing
- Jeremy Geddes Cosmonauts
- Labokoff The Pole Series
- Jon MacNair Scenes in Ink
- Heads & Creatures
- Tony Dekker Discusses inspiration and water
- Ian Link Talks and sings of Murakami and Pernod
- Scott Hightower The Poetry of Patty Seyburn
- Benjamin Evans A Review of Patti Smith’s Just Kids