Sink #13: This is the first issue of a lit mag I’ve scrolled through cover to cover in a long time. Hi everybody.
demonstrating a desire to shift, to please or is it a protest: both is neither so, fuck off, I am nothing, --from Monica McClure's "Blonde Antithesis"
Typo #21: Is performing excavations: Alexis Almeida presents Larry Levis’ spirit animal in “Larry Levis’ Opossum”; Geoffrey Babbit’s “17 South Molton Street” delivers the revelation that the place that hosted Blake’s prophetic poetry production is now where people go to get the pubes waxed; I’m working with the practice of “Hygenic Criticism” in the Oneida community. Criticism will cure diseases!
My class read the Tony Mancus/Sommer Browning/Flying Guillotine designed, Dan Brady written Cabin Fever/Fossil Record. Then they made chapbooks that broke my head. One could only be read under UV light. Anyway, Tony’s work as a bookmaker is incredible and diverse. The first line of his poem:
the crap part
of my soaring
Laura Carter and Laura Kochman give us telegraphic, philosophical poems. Lightsey Darst isn’t afraid of the elemental. Adam Day’s unsettling, quotidian snapshots. Jesse Delong a domestic circuit of affect linking kid soda handling form to feelings about old republican primaries. Sean Patrick Hill, gentle Memphis pastoral:
You know you have in you
dream of a sugarhouse
Monica Koenig the sweep of Nebraska:
It was wind. Coming to barracks in winter,
the high plains will hide you
Make #15: Misfits: POETRY: including Amaranth Borsuk & Andy Fitch, Judith Goldman, Emily Kendal Frey. I’m there. Make’s “Intercambio” series is bringing a diverse array of Spanish language poetry into English. In this issue, 9 new authors.