Gerry LaFemina | WHEN LYING WAS IN VOGUE

WHEN LYING WAS IN VOGUE Even laughter was a lie. Even sadness. The way highways stretched beyond the next curve with their markers every tenth of a mile & their exit signs promising fuel & coffee, the possibility of a bed with its vague suggestion of desire. Nothing so tawdry. It was winter.…

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TABLE OF CONTENT

POETRY

FROM THE VALLUM CHAPBOOK SERIES

  • Bhanu Kapil, excerpt from ENTRE-BAN

INTERVIEW

  • Lepota L. Cosmo, VERSED: THE RESILIENCE OF OPEN-ENDED QUESTIONS – A Conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet Rae Armantrout

REVIEWS

  • Domenica Martinello, Review of Aisha Sasha John’s I HAVE TO LIVE
  • Julie Mannell, AFTER-DINNER POETRY – A Review of Catriona Wright’s TABLE MANNERS
  • Derek Webster, DEBUTANTE BALLER – A Review of John Creary’s ESCAPE FROM WRECK CITY
  • Alan Reed, “a poem of objects that live by magic”: Erin Robinsong’s RAG COSMOLOGY
  • Mark Grenon, Review of Molly Peacock’s THE ANALYST
  • Megan Callahan, Review of Christine McNair’s CHARM

ART

  • Benoît Paillé, VARIOUS WORKS

DIGITAL EXTRAS

REVIEWS

  • Kian Vaziri-Tehrani, Review of Elana Wolff’s EVERYTHING REMINDS YOU OF SOMETHING ELSE
***Select poems can be read online for free. To read the entire issue, purchase 14:2.