November 2012

This month we are pleased to feature an exclusive audio interview with poet B.H. Fairchild; new poetry and readings by Kathy Fagan, Ely Shipley, and Jim Tolan; the music of Bryan Laurier, and much more.

Benjamin Evans

Executive Editor, Fogged Clarity

November 2012

Table of Contents


  • Sutton StrotherSutton Strother is a Kentucky native and a novice New Yorker who currently works as a screenwriter for Kya Entertainment in Chelsea. Her essays have been published in Louisville, Kentucky’s Underwired magazine, and the pilot script of her original TV drama Salthouse was selected as a quarterfinalist in the 2012 Slamdance Film Festival Writing Competition. This is her first short fiction publication.Has Anybody Seen My Gal?


  • Kathy FaganKathy Fagan has authored four collections of poetry, the most recent of which is Lip (Eastern Washington UP, 2009). Her poems have appeared in The Paris ReviewThe Kenyon Review, Slate, FieldPloughshares and The New Republic, among many other journals. She has been awarded fellowships by the NEA and Ingram Merrill Foundation, and her first book, The Raft (Dutton, 1985) was a National Poetry Series selection.Autumnal Sycamore
  • Sycamore in Jericho
  • Ely ShipleyEly Shipley‘s first book, Boy with Flowers, won the 2007 Barrow Street Press book prize and the 2009 Thom Gunn Award. His poems and lyric essays have appeared in the Western Humanities ReviewPrairie SchoonerFugue, Gulf CoastPhoebe, Greensboro Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Diagram, Barrow StreetLo-BallThird Coast, and elsewhere. He holds a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Utah, an MFA from Purdue University, and currently teaches literature and writing at Baruch College-CUNY.Shortly after dying
  • Shadows of birds in sun spots
  • Like a photo
  • Jim TolanJim Tolan is author of Red Walls (Dos Madres Press). His poems have appeared in American Literary ReviewAtlanta ReviewFairy Tale ReviewIndiana ReviewLinebreak, and Ploughshares as well as a number of anthologies, including the Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary Poetry. He is co-editor of New America: Contemporary Literature for a Changing Society (Autumn House Press).How Far


  • Bryan Laurier & The Lost AcresBryan Laurier is a singer and multi-instrumentalist from the foothills of Central Maine. After studying music composition and engineering at Berklee College of Music, Bryan assembled his band, The Lost Acres, and together they recorded the recent album Bought and Sold.Bought & Sold
  • Fogged Clarity Session


  • B.H. FairchildB.H. Fairchild is the author of five collections of poetry including 1998′s The Art of the Lathe, which won the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award; 2002′s Early Occult Memory Systems of the Lower Midwest, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award; and 2009′s Usher. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, and his poems have appeared in The New YorkerThe Paris ReviewThe Southern Review, and are anthologized in The Best American Poetry. He currently teaches in the Creative Writing PhD. program at the University of North Texas.Discusses his life, work, and Anthony Hecht


  • 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 SpainPatrick Donnelly’s Nocturnes of the Brothel of Ruin