Cover art is Lowtide, from the “Sentinels” series of the Architect’s Brother collection by Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison. Image © 2003 Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison; all rights reserved by the artists.
Riveted: The Obsession Issue
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Mesmerists and hoarders. Conspiracy theorists and martyrs. Fetishists and addicts. Saints and sinners. Riveted explores the idea of obsession, the world of fixation, the idée fixe.
Fiona Maazel, Clear Over Target, the Whole Town in Flames
Jonathan Carroll, The Woman Who Married a Cloud
Martine Bellen, Two Poems
Sigrid Nunez, Philosophers
Christopher Sorrentino, The Cursed
Elizabeth Robinson, On Repetition
Andrew Mossin, I Get Her Up in Daylight
Gabriel Blackwell, The Last Film of Alan Smithee
Michael Sheehan, Proposals for the Recovery of the Apparently Drowned
Sarah Lang, For Tamara
Joyce Carol Oates, The Flatbed
Ryan Ruby, That Obscure Object of Desire
Stephen O’Connor, I Would Never Do These Things
Lyn Hejinian, Children Love Color
Julia Elliott, The End of the World
Robert Fernandez, Eight Poems
Brian Conn, Counting Sheep
Karen Donovan, Parts List Counted in Ogham
Adam Weinstein, Some Remarks on Teeth
Chinelo Okparanta, Story, Story!
Joanna Howard, Foreign Correspondent
Nicholas Grider, Misadventure
Bernadette Esposito, Speck of Light
Ryan Flaherty, Craquelure
Karen Lepri, The Thief
Shena McAuliffe, The Healing Machine
Urs Allemann, Jo’s Murder Game, translated by Patrick Greaney