Reduced Circumstances
Annabel Davis-Goff

Reduced Circumstances

There was a paragraph in the newspaper today that I can’t get out of my mind.
Summer-Time
Dorothy Edwards

Summer-Time

The most foolish things happen to people in the summer.
Three Poems
Howard Altmann

Three Poems

One misstep and the river
takes you. Not so in love,
Jaqueline the Enthusiast
Martin Riker

Jaqueline the Enthusiast

To have a conscience means to realize one’s own shortcomings, but not necessarily to act upon this knowledge.
Walking With The Believers
Patrick Kiley

Walking With The Believers

An Account of a Mexican Pilgrimage, or Every Pilgrimage.
Three Short Takes
Sydney Lea

Three Short Takes

With few arts of my own to rely on, I liked to visit Irv’s shop, to watch him build a chair you could actually sit on.
Planning Mrs. Scott's Party: A Correspondence
Charles Henri Ford

Planning Mrs. Scott’s Party: A Correspondence

Thank you for your letter of yesterday. I had just talked to Baroness Bilxen and she is definitely planning to come with me...
Notes Toward a Theory of Clothing
Sam Selinger

Notes Toward a Theory of Clothing

I have decided to write about clothing. I have decided clothing is the most erotic thing ever invented.
Home, or, The Quality Itself
Alan Seeger, Charles Baudelaire / Edna St. Vincent Millay, Edward Thomas, Emily Dickinson, Frederick Goddard Tuckerman, Herman Melville, Richard Howard

Home, or, The Quality Itself

Now first, as I shut the door,
I was alone
In the new house; and the wind
Began to moan.
from Deep France: A Memoir
Joe Ashby Porter

from Deep France: A Memoir

A cold morning for Seattle. Since midnight in the Capitol Hill walkup, while Yves slept back down the hall, I’d kept myself at the cardboard desk, trying to write.
Four New Poems
Gabriel Fried

Four New Poems

I was perfect when they came, all twenty
of my teeth aligned like stars within me.
Four Haiku
Charles Henri Ford

Four Haiku

Four cut-paper haiku, from mid-1960s, by the inimitable C.H. Ford.