Where is the edge between poetry and history, between history and memory? Joshua Weiner's collection The Figure of a Man Being Swallowed by a Fish, envisions poetry on a grand scale, a triptych of the title poem enveloped by the landscape panorama of “Rock Creek Park (II)” and the eye of “Cyclops.”... read more >
APRIL ART CINEMA: Vector Equilibria
by Chris Landau
with music by Gene Coleman
Video excerpt from a site-specific projection installation
April 03, 2014
Vector Equilibria is an exploration and celebration of the impact of the work of Buckminster Fuller on the science, technology and culture of today. The abstract animations of Chris Landau, combined with an original score by Gene Coleman...
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Interview with Vanessa Blakeslee
Vanessa Blakeslee’s poem “The Room of Gold” appeared in Fjords Review, Volume I, Issue 3.
About Vanessa Blakeslee
Vanessa Blakeslee's debut short story collection, Train Shots, is forthcoming from Burrow Press in early 2014. Her writing has appeared in The Southern Review, Green Mountains Review, The Paris Review Daily,The Globe and Mail, and Kenyon Review Online, among many others. Winner of the inaugural Bosque Fiction Prize, she has also been awarded grants and residencies from Yaddo, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, The Banff Centre, Ledig House, the Ragdale Foundation, and in 2013 received the Individual Artist Fellowship in Literature from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. Vanessa earned her MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Born and raised in northeastern Pennsylvania, she is a longtime resident of Maitland, Florida.
March 28, 2014
CM: What inspired "The Room of Gold"?
VB: The inspiration for this poem occurred while I was in residence at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in the autumn of 2009, writing the first draft of my novel...
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Hungary, 1944by Sarah Kobrinsky
About Sarah Kobrinsky
Sarah Kobrinsky's poems and stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Magma Poetry, Jewish Quarterly (UK), Bayou, 100 Word Story, The Molotov Cocktail, Shampoo Poetry, Berkeley Fiction Review, among many others. She is the 2013-2015 Poet Laureate of the City of Emeryville, CA.
A family is in hiding under a house. The youngest, a boy barely two, is the only one to sleep on a bed. The others sleep like well-dressed sardines on the floor—well-dressed, even here, to preserve a little dignity... read more >
March 20, 2014
Philip Larkin once said that desolation was to him what daffodils were to Wordsworth. Interviewed for the current exhibition at the Musée de la Poste in Paris, French Street artist Reroalso remarked that he finds “the energy that derelict places radiate inspiring.” This fascination with the beauty of urban wasteland has been vivifyingly enhanced by the Musée de la Poste... read more >
About Erik Martiny
Erik Martiny's reviews have appeared in London Magazine and The Times Literary Supplement. He lives in France.