I still had the Piedmontese capital in my mind; the monarchic city
with its piazzas inhabited by scientists and kings, by politicians and by warriors
motionless in tired and solemn poses on their pedestals of stone, I still had in
mind all of the strange lyricism of its fateful geometric construction.
—Giorgio de Chirico
No. 26 • Lea CarpenterWhich is to say, a big struggle begat a little struggle begat a boy who dreamed of living in America, struggle free.
No. 26 • Robert Rauschenberg
No. 26 • Josef Koudelka
No. 26 • Teolinda Gersão"Bodies are difficult," said the woman when the child finally slipped inside the dream.
No. 26 • Eduardo LaloExile had a way of provoking contempt. One lived far away because one couldn't live inside.
No. 26 • Christopher TunnardA cheerful optimism and an expanding economy have fostered the idea that technology can be harnessed to overcome any difficulty.
No. 26 • Lydia XynogalaHow can matter tell a story?
No. 26 • Russell AtkinsArt does not have to "work." It is. It's not created, necessarily, for the public to decide whether it "works" or not.
No. 26 • Bette HowlandStop the presses! I thought of a better word! Almost the right one!
No. 26 • Dorthe NorsIt's a question of time. Sooner or later, somebody will show up.
No. 26 • Bonnie NadzamAnd then what, they all say together, and repeat it again and again, and then what, and then what, and then what.
No. 26 • Bruce BarberThere are people who are frightened by the very idea of being part of an audience.
No. 26 • Joanna KlinkAll the days you have / ever breathed are swallows / shooting between trees.
No. 26 • Alison PowellTo give oneself is a way to say one’s self can be gifted, like the hollowed-out horn.
No. 26 • Kaveh Akbarif I loved you for your beauty? / there are worse reasons to love
No. 26 • Fady JoudahThat this is love’s profession, our scents / on pillows displace our alphabet to grass
No. 26 • Max RitvoBut each plate obliterates the last / until I no longer mourn the destroyed plate.
No. 26 • Zsuzsa TakácsAnd, although inaudible, still they are calling you.
No. 26 • Jordan Joy HewsonI will love because it has been detected as the second / brightest octave to exist in the sky
No. 26 • Richard RobbinsAll those miles down the boulevard, numbers counting down by twos.
No. 26 • Mark Hage
No. 26 • Cleo MikuttaThe articulation of a word dissolves, and the most carefully strung together sentence falls apart.
No. 26 • Phoebe McIlwain BrightShe had never liked the dark and the feeling that anything could be in it.
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