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
Fear and Loathing in the Trump Camp… Photo Credits: Alice Sieve “Base Camp” Agenda, the word rang in the ears of every opponent of his own “agenda”. The buzz word or talking point, used on the Fox Network, driven into the mind by television, or radio, print media could be brought forth as fact. So, … More Base Camp: a Flash by Chris Mansel
No Image, No Direction Featured Image and Text by Chris Mansel He wandered into a large room through a side-door. Immediately he could sense that he shouldn’t be there. He overheard a man on the phone while several men shuffled about in matching suits and people at desks typed away with one man rushing about … More A Flash by Chris Mansel
Art by Chris Mansel “Returning to Moscow” . . . always causes jitters anticipation of stepping back into the familiar pool of irritability wondering at people you thought you knew back then at times when divisions between us and them were clear. Post-modern buildings look like sci-fi spaceships toy fortresses or extra-fancy wedding cakes. A taxi … More Hey You there, why are you always late everywhere? Poems by Anna Halberstadt
Art by Chris Mansel Laugh with us and think hard about the poetry of Bill Yarrow! With Art by Chris Mansel “The Application of Pigeons” We read in the Devotions of John Donne, “Spirante columba supposita pedibus, revocantur ad ima vapores” meaning “They apply pigeons to his feet to draw the vapors from his head,” … More The wit and spirituality, sometimes skewed, of Bill Yarrow