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A Public Space

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.

 

Table of Contents



 

Note

Outside Inside

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

Brigid Hughes


 

Photography

A Llama in Times Square

Inge Morath


 

Painting

Two Ladders

Gertrude Abercrombie


 

Fiction

Four Stories

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.

Edward McWhinney


 

Poetry

In the Forest

Listen: something has happened.

Zhang Zao


 

Fiction

M

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

Sarah Hall


 

Fiction

The Let-Out

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

Jamel Brinkley


 

Poetry

Simple as That

When you wake up / keep quiet / find ecstasy.

Miyó Vestrini


 

Duo

Idol, Idol

Masayoshi Sukita


 

Fiction

The Mystery

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

Lídia Jorge


 

Fiction

Orange Means Red

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

Kayla Blatchley


 

Fiction

Recreation Management

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.

Deirdre McNamer


 

Invention

Das Patent

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

Nin Brudermann


 

Poetry

Dream Diary

There stands this person who is also a talisman.

Yanyi


 

Poetry

In a Bucharest Journal

Read it, imagine / me listening without trying.

John Freeman


 

Poetry

Poem for Éluard

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

Matthew Zapruder


 

Poetry

That to Philosophize is to Learn to Die

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

Elisa Gabbert


 

Poetry

Tartarus and Shackleton

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

Kate Colby


 

Poetry

The Stars Down to Earth

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

Timothy Donnelly


 

Poetry

On Death: Little Odes

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

Hilda Hilst


 

Woodcuts

Home is a Foreign Place

Zarina


 

Reminiscence

Worcester: A Free People’s Workshop

Nobody told us our voices were wrong.

Cheryl Savageau


 

Landscapes

Fallow

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

Jill Desimini


 

Fiction

Black, Black, Red, Black

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

Anne Elliott


 

Infrastructure

Alabama Silo

Timothy Hursley


 

Fiction

A War Story

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.

Alice Elliott Dark


 

Fiction

The Magic Mountain

When the book came, everything changed.

Ben Loory


 

Memoir

Birch Trees

Explanations sometimes miss the point.

Taylor Plimpton


 

Proposal

Sky Mound

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

Robert Sullivan


 

Textile

Space is Concrete

Richard Tuttle


 

Fiction

The White Road

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

Kelly Link


 

Diary

Public Access

The Monkey in the Whirlpool

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.

Selva Almada


 

Portrait

East Meets West

Tseng Kwong Chi

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