I don’t want to be a time travel snob, but if I’d curated this compendium I’d probably have included at least one author from the future.
SLICE, Spring/Summer 2014
THE FEBRUARYIST by Peter Money
It comes to a nest made
of books. A figure & a syllable,
a cat above the head, an orange
tinge of clothing, water in the shoes
waiting almost impatiently outside
the theater, the “Bright Star” fallen
or gone to another city, red plaid
hunter who does not fight but gathers
keeps a nasty mouth & piles on standby,
of passionate insistence through moth holes
in the eyes of dollars, the same cloth worn yet a good life
better than many and most, still on the down-low
some things that can’t be believed, believed.
We are breathing in the same cosmos in the same epoch
an antiquarian’s garden strewn in the compost of hip-
hop and only a finite sleep, cookies and popcorn
we pack groceries on top of two calendars
and ring our flesh on the progress of progeny
we had bought, after bread, broke on a table
to the tide of what turned us on,
salt lick by wave spray, a bounty of chaotic fullness
we can’t measure by efficiencies but by vast and direct
achievements of little, the economy of gifts
agreed, enjoyed, a four wheel circus of textures
we read before collapsing.
Poster by Bianca Stone.
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Downtown! Everything lit is DOWNTOWN, check out this stuff it’s DOWNTOWN, get on it now it’s DOWNTOWN.
We have an amazing YA events lineup this month with Sarah Mlynowksi, Lauren Oliver, and our NYC Teen Author Festival panel. If you’re unable to attend, you can get signed & personalized copies of the books offered via our website:
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CREATIVE NONFICTION, "The Human Face of Sustainability" issue. Original, dramatic essays that communicate the challenges inherent to the complicated and vital issue of sustainability. "Moms, scientists, farmers, and others who are trying to change the world…” Colleagues at McJack have always revered Creative Nonfiction, and it is issues like this that really justify that adoration. Hurrah.
“An astonishing novel. We had to wait half a century for a female Humbert. It was worth it.” -John Niven
It is not solely because ARTFORUM is, still, after all these years, the most excellent of art journals in publication that I include it here (yes, new jacks, I said it). Or that it is one of those art world weeks here in New York City, with the opening of the Whitney Biennial, the Armory show and, count ‘em, twelve major art fairs citywide, that just bleeds art, art, art. But mainly, because, well , there’s two small pieces on Lars Von Trier’s NYMPHOMANIAC, which opens later this month, and is, well, like anything from Lars, but especially so with this one, eagerly, eagerly awaited.
- For Love and Vegetables
Emma Allen on cooking from Deborah Madison’s revised “Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone”: http://nyr.kr/1euWXu8