May / June 2013

We hope you have a fine start to summer and find time to enjoy our 50th offering.

Benjamin Evans

Executive Editor, Fogged Clarity

May / June 2013

Table of Contents


  • Benjamin RoeschBenjamin Roesch is an author living and teaching in Burlington, Vermont. His short fiction has appeared in Word Riot, Brilliant Corners, Monkey Bicycle and Seven Days. He was selected as a Fiction Contributor for the 2011 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.Who Has Time for Stars?


  • Yvonne ZipterYvonne Zipter is the author of two full-length collections of poetry: As If the Night Could Heal Itself and The Patience of Metal. Her 2006 chapbook, Like Some Bookie God was nominated for a Dog Writer’s Association of America award. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, Spoon River Poetry Review, Calyx, Crab Orchard Review and Bellingham Review, among many other publications. She is a recipient of the Sprague-Todes Literary Award and an Illinois Arts Council Finalist Award for nonfiction.Kissing, Fire
  • Hilary SiderisHilary Sideris holds an MFA from The Writers’ Workshop at The University of Iowa. Her poems have appeared in Arts & Letters, Barrow Street, The Cortland Review, Mid-American Review, The Southern Poetry Review and Swink, among other publications. She is the author of the chapbooks The Orange Juice is Over, Gold & Other Fish, Sweet Flag, Baby and A House Not Made with Hands. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn.Boss
  • Simon PerchikSimon Perchik is an attorney whose poems have appeared in Partisan Review, The Nation, The New Yorker, and elsewhere. For more information, including free e-books, his essay titled “Magic, Illusion and Other Realities” and a complete bibliography, please visit his website at Sequence
  • klipschutzklipschutz (pen name of Kurt Lipschutz) is a poet, songwriter and occasional freelance journalist, based in San Francisco. His new book of poems, This Drawn & Quartered Moon, was released by Anvil Press in April 2013.South-Facing Window, Four A.M.



  • Scott HightowerScott Hightower is an award winning poet, translator, and the author of four books. This fall, Hontanares/Fountains, a bi-lingual book, is forthcoming from Devenir, Madrid. Hightower teaches as adjunct faculty at NYU. A native of central Texas, he lives in Manhattan and sojourns in Spain.Sean Nevin’s “Oblivio Gate”