November 2011

Please enjoy our November issue, featuring an exclusive interview with author Ehud Havazelet, the music of The Storylines, new fiction from Jascha Kessler, and much more.

Benjamin Evans
Executive Editor, Fogged Clarity

November 2011

Table of Contents


  • Jascha KesslerJascha Kessler has published seven books of poetry and fiction, as well as six volumes of translations of poetry and fiction from Hungarian, Persian, Serbian and Bulgarian, several of which have been awarded major prizes. The Seventh Veil


  • Simon PerchikSimon Perchik is an attorney whose poems have appeared in Partisan Review, The New Yorker, and elsewhere. For more information, including his essay “Magic, Illusion and Other Realities” and a complete bibliography, please visit his website at Untitled, One
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  • Lisa SewellLisa Sewell is the author of two books of poems, The Way Out (Alice James Books), Name Withheld (Four Way Books) and a chapbook, Long Corridor (Seven Kitchens Press), which won the 2009 Keystone Chapbook Award. She is also co-editor with Claudia Rankine of American Poets in the 21st Century: The New Poetics (Wesleyan UP 2007) and Eleven More American Women Poets in the 21st Century, forthcoming from Wesleyan in 2012. Her recent work has appeared in Colorado Review, Tampa Review, American Letters and Commentary, Denver Quarterly, New Letters and The Journal. She lives in Philadelphia and teaches at Villanova University. Bufo periglenes (Golden Toad)
  • Lara DolphinLara Dolphin is a freelance writer. Her work has appeared in many print and online publications, including Pulse Literary Journal, River Poets Journal, The Foliate Oak Literary Journal and Calliope.Unholy Ordnance
  • Dave MaloneDave Malone is the author of several books of poetry and a new ebook series, Seasons in Love(Trask Road Press), available at Smashwords and Kindle. His poems have appeared in Cave Region Review, decomP, Elder Mountain: Journal of Ozark Studies, Mid Rivers Review, San Pedro River Review, Spindrift, and Word Riot. Ceiling Corners of the Existential
  • Sasha Debevec-McKenneySasha Debevec-McKenney was a National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts youngARTS finalist. Her poems have appeared in Lambda Literary’s Poetry Spotlight and Oregon Literary Review. In 2008, she was a featured reader at the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival Night of Fresh Voices. The Feeling That Nobody Will Ever Like You


  • Pablo GuzmanPablo Guzman is a painter living and working in Medellin, Colombia. Pintura – Espacios
  • TwoOneTwoOne is a Japanese born artist now residing in Melbourne. Paint & Installation
  • Fernando VicenteFernando Vicente is a Spanish artist and illustrator. He contributes regularly to the newspaper El Pai, and magazines such as Gentleman, Letras Libres and Cosmopolitan. Vanitas


  • The StorylinesThe Storylines are an electronic folk quartet from Italy.June Leaves


  • Ehud HavazeletEhud Havazelet is the author the story collections What is it then between us? and Like Never Before, as well as the novel, Bearing the Body. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writer’s Award, and a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship. His short fiction has appeared in The Missouri Review, TriQuarterly, and The Southern Review, and his latest story, “Gurov in Manhattan,” was recently anthologized in The Best American Short Stories 2011. discusses fiction and truth


  • Scott HightowerScott Hightower teaches as adjunct faculty at NYU and Drew University. A native of central Texas, Hightower lives in Manhattan and sojourns in Spain. His translations of a manuscript by the Spanish-Puerto Rican poet Aurora de Albornoz garnered Hightower a Willis Barnstone Translation Prize. A bi-lingual book of Hightower’s poems — translated by Natalia Carbajosa — is forthcoming from Devenir, Madrid, later this fall. Also, stateside, this fall, his fourth collection of poems is forthcoming from Barrow Street Ely Shipley’s “Boy with Flowers”