August 2011

Amidst a spell of stifling heat along the shores of Lake Michigan, Ryan and I are pleased to swab our sweating brows and share our 31st issue with you. Our August offering features new work by Los Angeles poet Brendan Constantine, a new manifesto by Elaine Sexton, and the final installment of Alan Drew’s novella,… More

Poetry & Smoke: A Manifesto

Elaine Sexton I am for a poetry that makes nothing happen. I’m for a poetry that is too young to date, but too old to overlook. I’m for a poetry that wants to paint. I was thinking of those huge paintings by Francis Bacon at the Metropolitan last summer. There must have been about fifty… More