25th reunion

25th reunion By Barbara Crooker A quarter of a century since we left high school, and we’ve gathered at a posh restaurant. A little heavier, a little grayer, we look for the yearbook pictures caught inside these bodies of strangers. Some of our faces are etched with lines, the faint tracing of a lover’s touch, […]

It Can’t Be True

It Can’t Be True by Michael Brownstein That we belong to one of the last generations To See an uncontaminated sky And walk through enough forest Stretching for hundreds of square miles Uncharted and completely surrounded by itself Holding us because being there Is a real surprise, vast and everyday And not just the unspoiled […]

RIP James Tate

James Tate, who wrote that the main challenge of poetry “is always to find the ultimate in the ordinary horseshit,” died yesterday in Massachusetts at age seventy-one. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the William Carlos Williams Award, Tate’s poems were “always concerned to tell us that beneath the busyness and […]

Bared Nemesis

Bared Nemesis by Pat A Physics Upside down, in a time capsule, forgotten, we journey through the creases of private, yellowing love letters. Tobogganing between swails of painterly ideals in an effort to clean up the dissipated dreamscapes of our minds, our eyes fall onto the snow-shovel and get to work. We are charged with […]

RIP E.L. Doctorow

E. L. Doctorow, a leading figure in contemporary American letters whose popular, critically admired and award-winning novels — including “Ragtime,” “Billy Bathgate” and “The March” — situated fictional characters in recognizable historical contexts, among identifiable historical figures and often within unconventional narrative forms, died on Tuesday in Manhattan. He was 84 and lived in Manhattan […]

Twisted Noodles

TWISTED NOODLES by Casey Bush Are You Practicing a Fraudulent Faith? like office gossip brain damage can’t explain it was a false revelation after I quit listening to rock music and started to devote myself exclusively to jazz it seemed like a momentous change in consciousness had come upon me when all I did was […]

Perlemorskyer, Hellpainter Tangentleman, Man Merkin, Italian Cordial Liquore Coffee, Com Truise, Kitten Handler Encyclical; A Poem Written on Margot Tenenbaum’s Naked Backside

Perlemorskyer, Hellpainter Tangentleman, Man Merkin, Italian Cordial Liquore Coffee, Com Truise, Kitten Handler Encyclical; A Poem Written on Margot Tenenbaum’s Naked Backside by Quasimofo OnE.  Uhtceare– smoking pot with the Potus, scratching scrotums with the Scotus, i hit long balls that carom off Tex-Mex Shiva hissing “¡Ocupado!” from the junkyard shitter. ‘Gruel me once, shame on […]