Telling it all after the fact . . . easier said than done! . . . much easier! . . . After all, you can still hear the echo . . . baboom!your head’s spinning . . . even seven years later . . . your mug . . .… More

Death in Spring

After I had left behind the Pont de Fusta and slope, I began to run. I stopped at the edge of the forest, out of breath. No sound issued… More

The Naked Eye

An eye on film, affixed to an unconscious body. The eye sees nothing for the camera has already robbed it of vision. The gaze of the nameless lens licks… More

To the Vast Blooming Sky

Dreams are severed fruit Auburn pears have fallen in the field Parsley blooms on the plate The leghorn at times seems to have six fingers I crack an egg and the moon comes… More

In the Time of Jaguars

Having lived many years in the scrub grass in the way of birds/ The boy took on a bird’s kind of stare—/ He obtained a fountain-esque vision./ he observed… More

PEN Appeal: Francis Nyaruri

February 11, 2009 The Honorable Mwai Kibaki C.G.H. M.P President of Kenya Office of the President PO Box 30510-00100 Nairobi Kenya Fax: +254-20-313600 Major General Mohamed Hussein Ali, M.G.H. Commissioner of Police PO Box 30083 Nairobi Kenya Fax: +254-20-240955 Your Excellencies, On behalf… More

News from the Empire

Abdallah-el-Zaquir wept like a woman when he lost Granada. Abd al-Qadir wept when he couldn’t fight like a man after he was defeated at the Battle of Algiers. Hernán… More

PEN Appeal: Ho Thi Bich Khuong

February 11, 2009 His Excellency Nguyên Minh Triêt President, Socialist Republic of Vietnam C/O Ministry of Foreign Affairs Hanoi Socialist Republic of Vietnam Nguyên Tân Dung Prime Minister 1 Hoang Hoa Tham Street Hanoi Socialist Republic of Vietnam Lê… More

Questioning Samantha

How much he’d love just to break the window so he wouldn’t have to clean it! Two days ago he’d had a conversation with the recently appointed editor of… More

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