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A Can of Pinto Beans

  Robbie Gamble: For the past several summers I have spent time on the Arizona/Mexico border, working with an organization that provides medical and...

The Disintegration of the Face of Memory

after Dali We’re in gym class with arms spread open turning like flattened windmills making safe space       making enemies. Everyone I pass carries an unreasonable appendage propped in the...

Spiders on the Hancock

Steady at their webs on the brilliant edge, Chicago spiders range outside the windows across the 94th floor, at every vantage their dedicated tensile silks arrayed upon the...

Andromeda

  a little star becomes a starry wheel      rolling in huge silence     toward us announced by meteoric children         flashing to nobody’s...

Trading the Mountaintop for the TV Room: An Interview with...

Introduction The other day, my son and I were sitting on the couch in my sunroom, watching the traffic outside, when a hearse, leading a...

Adiabatic Theorem

A light bell the weight the scent of almonds dangling kite tails from the spine of a Foehn wind before the rapid descent of a katabatic Oroshi voids the...

Invincible

The babies made me invincible. Even as they slept, they protected me. Even as they slept, I could stomach the dark. I could walk up the stairs,...

Stay Close to the Willows

Is a country way of sayin’ remain near home, don’t venture far, keep nearby.   Once you embody shadow under the pine’s umbrella and grace the riverbank, turn around, go no farther.   A...
Estuary-feet by Andy Hay

Pastoral

Where did it start? In a city of gardens & muck. When I held someone close, in watery light. We drank & I bled all...

Megafauna

My hairstylist says she loves Las Vegas because it’s covered in rhinestones. I love rhinoceroses. They are my favorite odd-toed ungulates. When rhinoceroses get together it is called a crash. I would like to get...

T E A R S

for Bree Cameron In the Year and Era of Our Quarantine  Your tears wander the vacant streets at night, One fluvial wet footstep at a time Desolate  & ...

This Gesture

Look what we have here: some books bought with a student’s savings, as if land purchased for a house that you might never build. Plato, Hegel, The...