Two new Unlikely Books: ANCHOR WHAT by Vernon Frazer and Definitions of Obscurity by Vernon Frazer and Michelle Greenblatt


Editors' Notes

Maria Damon and Michelle Greenblatt
Jim Leftwich and Michelle Greenblatt
Sheila E. Murphy and Michelle Greenblatt

A Visual Conversation on Michelle Greenblatt's ASHES AND SEEDS with Stephen Harrison, Monika Mori | MOO, Jonathan Penton and Michelle Greenblatt

Letters for Michelle: with work by Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, Jeffrey Side, Larry Goodell, mark hartenbach, Charles J. Butler, Alexandria Bryan and Brian Kovich

Visual Poetry by Reed Altemus
Poetry by Glen Armstrong
Poetry by Lana Bella
A Eulogic Poem by John M. Bennett
Elegic Poetry by John M. Bennett
Poetry by Wendy Taylor Carlisle
A Eulogy by Vincent A. Cellucci
Poetry by Vincent A. Cellucci
Poetry by Joel Chace
A Spoken Word Poem and Visual Art by K.R. Copeland
A Eulogy by Alan Fyfe
Poetry by Win Harms
Poetry by Carolyn Hembree
Poetry by Cindy Hochman
A Eulogy by Steffen Horstmann
A Eulogic Poem by Dylan Krieger
An Elegic Poem by Dylan Krieger
Visual Art by Donna Kuhn
Poetry by Louise Landes Levi
Poetry by Jim Lineberger
Poetry by Dennis Mahagin
Poetry by Peter Marra
A Eulogy by Frankie Metro
A Song by Alexis Moon and Jonathan Penton
Poetry by Jay Passer
A Eulogy by Jonathan Penton
Visual Poetry by Anne Elezabeth Pluto and Bryson Dean-Gauthier
Visual Art by Marthe Reed
A Eulogy by Gabriel Ricard
Poetry by Alison Ross
A Short Movie by Bernd Sauermann
Poetry by Christopher Shipman
A Spoken Word Poem by Larissa Shmailo
A Eulogic Poem by Jay Sizemore
Elegic Poetry by Jay Sizemore
Poetry by Felino A. Soriano
Visual Art by Jamie Stoneman
Poetry by Ray Succre
Poetry by Yuriy Tarnawsky
A Song by Marc Vincenz


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Ethan has nowhere to go
by Alexandra Naughton

her catafalque» a quiet kitchen table covered with notebooks scrap papers ringed with coffee spills» anointing idioms with balms» ash she studied dead words made places on their graves» tended to them
a quiet kitchen not visitable any longer she sat

the sun warming her mug as she recited antediluvian resurrection lyrics»

reanimation of foreign language collective apoplexy» to feel oxygen after dust



she studied dead words

she studied unloved words and loved them cared for them like her own» taking apart their histories

she gave a home to dead words and pronounced them undead



birth death and migration» language as liquid language as presently changing as a living river

a string like garland to make memory tacky

only to say a few words to make anywhere feel warm like a kitchen I want to sit in» lap up a dreamy gaze» swallow to remember better

a phrase to hold tight in your fist burning like a lake until someone else speaks and it fades



she studied dead words, orphans, took me in

I dug a ditch


"Ethan Has Nowhere To Go" was a short story written by Jeremy Hight. It was about to be published when he pulled it. It will never be published. These solicited works are Ethan. These works are the story.

The text exists only to be used as a nameless trigger, as a bit of back end, like HTML code.


Alexandra Naughton lives in Oakland with her black cat, Sookie. She is the writer of I Will Always Be Your Whore [love songs for Billy Corgan] and the editor of lit/art zine, Be About It. Her piece in this collection is a poem inspired by the idea of dead words.



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