No. 28

Belonging and excluded, borders and crossings, the solid and the porous. From evening to day, imagined to real. The populous and the particular. This is an issue about dualities. Inside and outside, and the interstitial between.

Note

Outside Inside

No. 28 Brigid Hughes

This is an issue about dualities. Inside and outside, and the interstitial between.
Photography

A Llama in Times Square

No. 28 Inge Morath

Painting

Two Ladders

No. 28 Gertrude Abercrombie

Fiction

Four Stories

No. 28 Edward McWhinney

It was time at last for a full renunciation of the way I had been living, fast then slow, the blood and brain, the inner dynamo.
Poetry

In the Forest

No. 28 Zhang Zao

Listen: something has happened.
Fiction

M

No. 28 Sarah Hall

The wind is directionless, confusing the trees, loosening siding and tiles. Creatures of flight have put themselves away.
Fiction
Public Access

The Let-Out

No. 28 Jamel Brinkley

So much is made about the importance of depth in human interactions, but what about the delicate surface, what about the skin?
Poetry
Public Access

Simple as That

No. 28 Miyó Vestrini

When you wake up / keep quiet / find ecstasy.
Duo

Idol, Idol

No. 28 Masayoshi Sukita

Fiction

The Mystery

No. 28 Lídia Jorge

My writing...maybe it's nothing. But still, as long as I'm alive, I'll say, "Here, it's for you."
Fiction

Orange Means Red

No. 28 Kayla Blatchley

"You can't always tell from the outside," Sue says. "But something was wrong. Something was wrong, and the mother knew it."
Fiction
Public Access

Recreation Management

No. 28 Deirdre McNamer

I didn’t know if I could live in a world that seemed to me now like the essence of shark. That vicious unlit eye.
Invention

Das Patent

No. 28 Nin Brudermann

I set out upon a normal investigation and found that invention required all the same components.
Poetry

Dream Diary

No. 28 Yanyi

There stands this person who is also a talisman.
Poetry

In a Bucharest Journal

No. 28 John Freeman

Read it, imagine / me listening without trying.
Poetry

Poem for Éluard

No. 28 Matthew Zapruder

what clouds can teach us / in the capital of sadness / is the rose / is always public
Poetry
Public Access

That to Philosophize is to Learn to Die

No. 28 Elisa Gabbert

I want to die someday. I don't want to die laughing.
Poetry

Tartarus and Shackleton

No. 28 Kate Colby

This is just a trick: a ship breaks in half then sinks.
Poetry

The Stars Down to Earth

No. 28 Timothy Donnelly

The froth is white like wool. The froth is white like thought.
Poetry

On Death: Little Odes

No. 28 Hilda Hilst

Contraction’s flash: / My love, I know / It’s you.
Woodcuts

Home is a Foreign Place

No. 28 Zarina

Reminiscence
Public Access

Worcester: A Free People’s Workshop

No. 28 Cheryl Savageau

Nobody told us our voices were wrong.
Landscapes

Fallow

No. 28 Jill Desimini

The best kind of property is shared, designed to benefit widely, and without bounds.
Fiction

Black, Black, Red, Black

No. 28 Anne Elliott

You came here to feel comfortable? To talk about the weather?
Infrastructure

Alabama Silo

No. 28 Timothy Hursley

Fiction

A War Story

No. 28 Alice Elliott Dark

There were no borders or boundaries, just differences in taste from one house to the next. I was going from taste to taste, and that was all.
Fiction

The Magic Mountain

No. 28 Ben Loory

When the book came, everything changed.
Memoir

Birch Trees

No. 28 Taylor Plimpton

Explanations sometimes miss the point.
Proposal
Public Access

Sky Mound

No. 28 Robert Sullivan

We could hear the morning rush-hour traffic thundering above us, oblivious.
Textile

Space is Concrete

No. 28 Richard Tuttle

Fiction

The White Road

No. 28 Kelly Link

Someday we will better understand what has happened to make all things change in such a small space of time.
Diary

The Monkey in the Whirlpool

No. 28 Selva Almada

That was the end of the dream. And then the man covered his face and began to cry, because he was reminded of his dead father, who once told him he had a gift.
Portrait

East Meets West

No. 28 Tseng Kwong Chi

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