Susan Solomon’s paintings are saturated, evocative, and striking, and we’re so pleased to have her as our featured artist for 41.2. Art Editor Cade Leebron got in touch with Susan to ask her a few questions about her series, “Flight.”
I grew up next to a collection of shotguns, three brothers and a band of women who butchered freshly gutted deer on the kitchen table top. As they cut and sliced and sawed, the women went silent, gripping their cigarettes between their thin lips. They looked like men, all shoulders and arms and torsos, leaning […]
I’ve been thinking about the sacred. Actually I’ve been thinking about cows. Cow Face Pose, Gomukhasana, feels like a bare-faced ruminant version of Padmasana, Lotus Pose, the pose from which the yogi says Namaste, “We are all one,” an acknowledgment of divine connection, as in, the divine light in me reaches out and greets the […]
They call buying them adoption.
The seller knows Betty doll drowned
in a lake because she told him
through his radio scanner, said the words
water, Robert, boat, tree, under, and her name.
And sometimes I listen to my downstairs neighbor
beat his girlfriend. He did twenty-four
years before the state admitted
In this issue: Poems by Xandria Phillips, Keith Kopka, Kathleen Ossip, Laura Kasischke, Hadara Bar-Nadav and more. Fiction by Maria McLeod, Nonfiction by Jacqueline Lyons.
In an unbroken monologue sustained for over 80 pages, Edgardo Vega, the narrator of Horacio Castellanos Moya’s Revulsion skewers every aspect of Salvadoran culture he can summon—from pupusas and football to the archetypal Salvadoran character. Moya channels Austrian writer and luminous curmudgeon Thomas Bernhard (1931-1989), whose own style eschewed both paragraph breaks and generosity of […]
The poems in Wendy Xu’s new collection, Phrasis, are kaleidoscopic, forged of fragments. As the title describes, these are poems of phrasis, a portmanteau of phrases and phasis—or phase. Linguistic and episodic moments of the speaker’s life are the primary building blocks in this collection, and from Xu’s combinations, the reader observes a world […]