Visitors to French artist Alben’s latest solo show at Gallery Nine5 on Spring Street in New York City are greeted with a half-life-sized standing figure of former Chinese dictator Mao Zedong. The sculpture is rendered in clear resin and filled with sharp edged, broken pieces of blue and white pottery... read more >
ITINERARY (NEW COLOSSUS)by Danniel Schoonebeek
About Danniel Schoonebeek
Danniel Schoonebeek’s first book of poems, American Barricade, is out now from YesYes Books. A chapbook, Family Album, is also available from Poor Claudia. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry, Tin House, Boston Review, Fence, BOMB, Indiana Review, Guernica, jubilat, Gulf Coast, Denver Quarterly, and elsewhere. He writes a column on poetry for The American Reader, hosts the Hatchet Job reading series, and edits the PEN Poetry Series.
* This poem originally appeared in Maggy, a Literary Journal
One dream I have is the voice of the statue is gunfire.
Mother calls, the landlord calls—the line is silent.
I watch myself decompose in the mirror a minute.
I check for bites. I check nothing’s left of the oats.
I wait for a word to appear in my alphabet soup... 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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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 ... read more >
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 >