Editor’s Note

Booze Snow Cone with Crème de Menthe



Love Is Power, Or Something Like That

The Institute for Taxi Poetry

from Whosoever Fears the Sea

The Iron Gate

The Treasonable Parrot

Sentencing for Six

Saving Agu’s Wife

The Boys’ School, or The News from Spain


To my Lover, Concerning the Yird-Swine

The Dog Hermes

First the Meadow

I Have Put Your Nest Where I Can See It

Middle Age

The Needle

Late Summer

Pricked Fingers

American Scene 1935

Private Plane

Things Just Come

The Streichholzhndler

Glenn Gould on the Telephone


Anything-but-alphabetical Africa. A vividly variegated portfolio (in print and online) of fiction from the continent that Alexander miraculously overlooked, including new work from Henrietta Rose-Innes, Helon Habila, Doreen Baingana, and many others. The art feature and cover by Victor Ekpuk telegraph the sensuous immediacy and coded layers of this presentation. The issue also includes fiction by Joan Wickersham and Sarah Gaddis; poems by C. K. Williams, Kevin Young, Kate Northrop, and others; reflections on poetry by Carol Moldaw and Anton Vander Zee; as well as tributes to Barry Hannah by Sven Birkerts and William Giraldi.

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