The night was excessive for a Tuesday. I reached Jackson, a street unfamiliar to most East Village folk, a neighborhood so Lower East Side you can still buy Little Debbie cakes and Champagne Cola, no NYU dorms or purple buses, no Starbucks. They removed the Citi bikes – too many people lounging on them, drinking … More Eviction by Puma Perl
Michael T. Young’s beautiful literary and political essay on the human voice, in the full meaning of that word. Habitation of the Human Voice By Michael T. Young In the wake of Trump’s election, there is a growing claustrophobia about the world. The streets feel narrower, the air harder to draw into the lungs. What … More Habitation of the Human Voice By Michael T. Young
Art by Rodda Selwyn, When shall we set sail for happiness Before You Know It, And Then After During the intermission, Duchamp and Man Ray try out some of the songs they heard in the first act. They get a standing ovation from the six or seven people who have not gone out for a … More Before You Know It, And Then After. Poem by Halvard Johnson
Irina Mashinski’s poem to all the native cities and their mermaids swimming by rusty snapped-off doors. Human, by Selwyn Rodda To an Atlantis Fleet left. Towers are rising from waters – and sink again: Grand Central of the sea – its bottle glass of empty deep terminals, and foamless passages, and shoals of baby fish… Brave … More Grand Central of the Sea: Poem by Irina Mashinski
Truck dispatcher and poet master Halvard Johnson! Art Credits: Chris Mansel Ever and Ever Some public initiative drops from the sky unexpectedly, our country at last discovered to be some huge misunderstanding, rhyme and reason unknown, as though, freshly ashore after some long voyage, the solid ground un- nerves us, and land legs scuttle sideways.
Political L-A-N-G-U-A-G-E by James Cervantes! Art Credits: Chris Mansel A Primer Headlines issue asymmetrically from beneath the dome, from the symmetrical rotunda where suits circle clockwise and counterclockwise, up and down stairs, the congress of suit and constituent, wholly or in part duly elected from across a blank, white map that shall be colored so … More Where One State Ends and Another Begins: a Primer by James Cervantes
Art by Chris Mansel Из офиса президента Владимира Владимировича Путина: завтра это открытие вашего нового губернатора области. Там будет день общего праздника. Радуйтесь или умереть! By Jon Goerner From the office of President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin: Tomorrow is the inauguration of the new regional governor. There will be a general holiday. Rejoice or die! Translation … More UKASE 1 by Jon Goerner