Current Issue: Fall 2017

EDITED BY Barry Kitterman | Andrea Spofford | Amy Wright


​Laugh, Clown

​Angela Ball

I don't "know my own mind."
Food has thought for me. Shoes
have thought for me
but more often
"the ideal life" has unrelentingly
screwed up its brain
on my behalf.
My thoughts have not suffered
like Lon Chaney's in Laugh Clown,
 when he falls in love
with his ward, fourteen-year-old
Loretta Young, or those 
of a racing sled when flakes
don't fall, not to mention those
of the dogs, chained to their cenotaph
houses--though I suspect that one day
when my thoughts are tied
to opposing mythological horses,
the poor thoughts stretched
to transparence by albino life
on one side gray death
on the other, they will utter themselves

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Table of Contents


​Deborah Bacharach
Angela Ball
Tina Barr
Monica Berlin
Nicolas Bock
Beverly Burch
Jona Colson
Will Corderio
Lara Egger
Jennifer L. Freed
Paul Gibbons
Jeff Hardin
Denise Jarrott
Virginia Konchan
Brandon Krieg
A.D. Lauren
Rebecca Macijeski
John McCarthy
Leslie Ann Minot
Sharon Kennedy-Nolle
Christine Pacyk
Ondrej Pazdirek
Ann Pelletier
Esteban Rodríguez
Suzanne Manizza Roszak
Bo Schwabacher
Sarah J. Sloat
Lana Spendl
Jessica Terson
Sherraine Pate Williams


Lesley Bannatyne
N. Marc Mullen
Nickalus Rupert​


​Megan Wildhood


​Eric LeMay
David Rutschman


​Billy Renkl