In these times of fragments and fragmented times, what are the shapes of our comfort. Built and imagined. What gives boundaries and connection, healing and shelter, familiar pathways and points of rebellion.
No. 29 • Jhumpa LahiriA light push, perhaps even a gust of wind, would be enough to send her backward over the edge.
No. 29 • Colm TóibínAlone in America, / I tiptoe on the blurred line between the First and Second Amendments.
No. 29 • Neal Rantoul
No. 29 • Claire MessudNeedless to say—and it was never said—they hated each other.
No. 29 • David HaydenWe can return home in our reflections, even when the city we knew, the city we were, has gone forever.
No. 29 • Kat ThackrayIt is not an argument you are willing to lose, so you say nothing.
No. 29 • Steven MillhauserIn the deep hours of the night, a doubt came over some of us, but in the morning we were swept up once again in our desire.
No. 29 • Bruce Goff
No. 29 • Al-Shammākh ibn ḌirārFor there to be friendship, some wrongs must be suffered.
No. 29 • Taisia KitaiskaiaWhat I like about you, Larry, is precisely all those things that are wrong with you.
No. 29 • Yohanca DelgadoLike memory, language changes. Our words eddy around the things we fear.
No. 29 • JJ Amaworo Wilson“It’s a gift,” said the priest. “It’s an omen,” said the fortune-teller. “It’s big,” said the acrobat.
No. 29 • Jenny XieWe, who are made and unmade / by something we have no control over.
No. 29 • Kimiko HahnI keep looking out the window / because stopping cannot be seen.
No. 29 • Graham FoustAll I ask is to be brave in the face of it / and to be told what else to ask before your answer.
No. 29 • Matthias GöritzIt’s incredibly deep, people’s sleep / inside the downpour-machine
No. 29 • Matthew RohrerEven the innocent / feel guilty stumbling / up those wide marble steps.
No. 29 • Srikanth ReddySometimes I feel for the undead, sometimes the unliving.
No. 29 • Joseph Yoakum
No. 29 • Kyle Francis WilliamsThere were holes in the story but I knew they were made by the devil’s horns.
No. 29 • Sylvan ThomsonHe felt himself to be ill-defined, sketched very lightly on the surface of the world.
No. 29 • Vicki MaddenI’d like to follow Flaubert’s advice and give you three vivid details about Violet, but I can only rely on news sources, which called her pretty and popular.
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