“The experience of the language is always, for me, the most important experience I have in the writing of a poem.”
“We need to resurrect and declare our allegiance to the intrinsic worth of art, introspection, and engagement. Everything matters, and in an era that annihilates the conscience of consciousness, literature should be biting back.”
Volume XXXVI | Number 2
Selections from our latest issue available now:
Poems by Emily Wilson, Jill Bialosky, and Gillian Conoley;
Excerpts from a story by Vojislav Pejović,
and Tony Hoagland‘s essay “Idiom, Our Funny Valentine: Its Cunning, Its Romance, Its Power,” and more!
what everyone promised us, forget it all of them liars
how a girl wakes up without voice forget posture
how to hold a fork what’s encrypted here
on the panes of leaves, in lullabies untangle it
Eve’s lesson, the only lesson Desire, barreling
What did they expect? That I was just another captivating face? (I do not say pretty, even my mother did not call me that; she said I would grow into my looks and meet my mate, but he never came—or…
My great-grandfather, Simon Litman, Latvian immigrant, secular Jew, inept businessman, gifted egg candler, doting father, cigar-smoker and pint-sized omnivore . . .
Increasingly, the truly audacious novels published in English are not originally written in this language, but are translated into it.
Carol Ann Davis
Carol Ann Davis’s first collection, Psalm, appeared from Tupelo Press in 2007, the same year she was awarded a fellowship in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts. Recent work has appeared in Volt, Agni, and Threepenny Review. She…
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