March 2012

In lieu of an interview this month, we are pleased to debut new poems and readings by four truly exceptional poets: Bruce Smith, Robert Wrigley, Adrianne Kalfopoulou, and Bruce Snider. Additionally, we feature acclaimed songwriter Adam Arcuragi’s latest album, “Like a Fire That Consumes All Before It…;” a stunning visual gallery by artist Adam Martinakis; and Scott Hightower’s review of poet B.K. Fischer’s, “Mutiny Gallery.”

Benjamin Evans

Executive Editor, Fogged Clarity

March 2012

Table of Contents


  • Bruce SmithBruce Smith is the author of six collections of poems, most recently, Devotions (University of Chicago, 2011), which was nominated for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. His fourth book, The Other Lover (University of Chicago, 2000) was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. His poems have appeared in PoetryThe New YorkerThe Best American Poetry AnthologyThe NationThe New RepublicThe Paris ReviewThe Partisan ReviewThe American Poetry Review, and many other journals. Essays and reviews of his have appeared in Harvard ReviewBoston Review and Newsday. He has been a recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship as well as twice receiving grants from the National Endowment of the Arts and the Massachusetts Foundation for the Arts. Four Poems From His Series, Thinly Sealed
  • Robert WrigleyRobert Wrigley has published eight collections of poetry, the most recent of which is Beautiful Country (Penguin, 2010). His poems have appeared in many journals, including PoetryThe AtlanticBarrow Street, and The New Yorker, and were included in the 2003 and 2006 editions of Best American Poetry. Wrigley’s honors and awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Idaho State Commission on the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation, as well as a Poets’ Prize, Kingsley Tufts Award, J. Howard and Barbara M.J. Wood Prize, the Frederick Bock Prize from Poetry magazine, the Wagner Award from the Poetry Society of America, the Theodore Roethke Award from Poetry Northwest, and six Pushcart Prizes. From 1987 until 1988 he served as the state of Idaho’s writer-in-residence.Calendar
  • Anna Karenina
  • The Scholar
  • Bruce SniderBruce Snider is the author of two poetry collections, Paradise, Indiana, winner of the 2011 Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Prize, and The Year We Studied Women, winner of the Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry. His poems and non-fiction have appeared in the American Poetry ReviewSouthern ReviewPloughsharesGettysburg Review and Ninth Letter, among other journals. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow, he has been writer-in-residence at the James Merrill House in Stonington, CT as well as at the Amy Clampitt House in Lenox, MA. He currently lives in San Francisco and teaches at Stanford University.My Grandmother Shoplifting at the Pick ‘n Save
  • The Afterlife of Roadkill
  • Someone Knocks On A Door In The State Where I Was Born
  • Adrianne KalfopoulouAdrianne Kalfopoulou is the author of two poetry collections, most recently, Passion Maps (2009, Red Hen Press). Her essays and poems have appeared in Web del SolHotel AmerikaWLT, and the Beloit Poetry Journal, among other publications. She is on the faculty of Hellenic American University, and teaches in the creative writing program at NYU.The History of Too Much


  • Adam MartinakisAdam Martinakis lives and works in Athens, Greece. His work has been featured in numerous art portals, books and magazines including Book of Creation, 3d artist magazine, 3ds max bible 2012,,,,,,,,, and others.Digital 3D Art
  • Laurent CrasteLaurent Craste is a Montreal-based artist and sculptor represented by Galerie Sas.Sévices (Abuse)
  • Andrew HolmquistAndrew Holmquist is a Chicago-based artist and alumni of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.Paintings


  • Adam ArcuragiAdam Arcuragi is a folk singer and guitarist from Atlanta. Since 2006, he has released four albums, including his most recent: Like a Fire That Consumes All Before It… He has recorded studio sessions for both NPR and Daytrotter.Like a Fire That Consumes All Before It…


  • 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 B.K. Fischer’s Mutiny Gallery