"The Perfect Night for Open Air Travel"
by Pamela Kearney
"The body clubs her windshield just as she turns up her street. She sees an astonished face and silver hair and two fists which bang the glass as the body flips over the hood and falls down the passenger side of her car and then under. The limbs catch and then drum the bottom of the car like sticks beating a percussion instrument. Helen does not stop. Passing her house, she glances in the rear view mirror; the body crumbles in the middle of the road."
selections from Scorpions
by Joel Chace
"Repentance did not come easily. Conveniently,
they'd all blown their noses before entering
the grand reception room. The crack of doom might be
where the line will end..."
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Thirty-Five Visual Poems by Jukka-Pekka Kervinen
Jukka-Pekka Kervinen is a Finnish composer, writer and visual artist.
Seven Paintings by Amy Guidry
"Through a psychological, and sometimes visceral, approach, this series investigates our relationships to each other and to the natural world, as well as our role in the life cycle. Concepts such as life and death, survival and exploitation, and the interdependence and destruction of living and nonliving organisms are illustrated throughout."
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An Interview with Anna Joy Springer
by Jeremy Hight
'Literature is a specially designated encounter between a reader and their other selves. Reading makes a person a little queer, or even a lot queer. Or maybe not queer at all. Maybe I mean "indeterminate, possibly irritant and nonetheless powerful." I'm most excited by staged interactions, ritual, and directed unpredictability.'
More interviews and essays in Criticism
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