Contributors

Richard Caddel [ + ][ – ]
Catherine Cafferty [ + ][ – ]
John Cage [ + ][ – ]
Rong Cai [ + ][ – ]
Anthony Caleshu [ + ][ – ]
Pat Califia [ + ][ – ]
Ryan Call [ + ][ – ]
Tom Callaghan [ + ][ – ]
Arnaldo Calveyra [ + ][ – ]
Patrick Camiller [ + ][ – ]
Robert Quillen Camp [ + ][ – ]
Joseph Campana [ + ][ – ]
Jessica Campbell [ + ][ – ]
Louis Cancelmi [ + ][ – ]
Jay Cantor [ + ][ – ]
Rachel Cantor [ + ][ – ]
Can Xue [ + ][ – ]
Mary Caponegro [ + ][ – ]
Truman Capote [ + ][ – ]
Paola Capriolo [ + ][ – ]
Mauro Javier Cárdenas [ + ][ – ]
Joseph Cardinale [ + ][ – ]
Edward Carey [ + ][ – ]
Peter Carey [ + ][ – ]
Teresa Carmody [ + ][ – ]
Julie Carr [ + ][ – ]
Emily Carr [ + ][ – ]
H. G. Carrillo [ + ][ – ]
Jonathan Carroll [ + ][ – ]
Hayden Carruth [ + ][ – ]
Anne Carson [ + ][ – ]
Robyn Carter [ + ][ – ]
Angela Carter [ + ][ – ]
Allison Carter [ + ][ – ]
Maria Casares [ + ][ – ]
Sean Casey [ + ][ – ]
Maud Casey [ + ][ – ]
Ana Castillo [ + ][ – ]
Adrian Castro [ + ][ – ]
Amy Catanzano [ + ][ – ]
C.P. Cavafy [ + ][ – ]
Clare Cavanagh [ + ][ – ]
Louis-Ferdinand Céline [ + ][ – ]
Miguel de Cervantes [ + ][ – ]
Aimé Césaire [ + ][ – ]
Douglas Chambers [ + ][ – ]
David Marshall Chan [ + ][ – ]
Vanessa Chan [ + ][ – ]
Jennifer Chang [ + ][ – ]
Rita Chang-Eppig [ + ][ – ]
Colin Channer [ + ][ – ]
Sid Chaplin [ + ][ – ]
J’Lyn Chapman [ + ][ – ]
René Char [ + ][ – ]
Manno Charlemagne [ + ][ – ]
Charles Bernstein & Tracie Morris [ + ][ – ]
Georges-Olivier Châteaureynaud [ + ][ – ]
Susan Cheever [ + ][ – ]
Anton Chekhov [ + ][ – ]
Anelise Chen [ + ][ – ]
Matthew Cheney [ + ][ – ]
Jennifer S. Cheng [ + ][ – ]
Maxine Chernoff [ + ][ – ]
Diana M. Chien [ + ][ – ]
Frank Chin [ + ][ – ]
Kim Chinquee [ + ][ – ]
David Chirico [ + ][ – ]
Helen Cho [ + ][ – ]
Thomas Christensen [ + ][ – ]
Brian Christian [ + ][ – ]
Jack Christian [ + ][ – ]
Ye Chun [ + ][ – ]
Sonya Chyu [ + ][ – ]
Darin Ciccotelli [ + ][ – ]
E.M. Cioran [ + ][ – ]
Sandra Cisneros [ + ][ – ]
Robert Clark [ + ][ – ]
Tom Clark [ + ][ – ]
Chantal Clarke [ + ][ – ]
Francesco Clemente [ + ][ – ]
James Clifford [ + ][ – ]
John Clute [ + ][ – ]
Michael Coffey [ + ][ – ]
Arthur A. Cohen [ + ][ – ]
Michael Harris Cohen [ + ][ – ]
Julia Cohen [ + ][ – ]
Elisabeth Cohen [ + ][ – ]
Nadia Herman Colburn [ + ][ – ]
Kate Colby [ + ][ – ]
Katharine Coldiron [ + ][ – ]
Norma Cole [ + ][ – ]
Peter Cole [ + ][ – ]
Robert Coles [ + ][ – ]
Katharine Coles [ + ][ – ]
Jack Collins [ + ][ – ]
Merle Collins [ + ][ – ]
C. J. Collins [ + ][ – ]
Elizabeth Collison [ + ][ – ]
Kyle Coma-Thompson [ + ][ – ]
Brian Conn [ + ][ – ]
Gillian Conoley [ + ][ – ]
Thom Conroy [ + ][ – ]
Peter Constantine [ + ][ – ]
Clark Coolidge [ + ][ – ]
Matthew Cooperman [ + ][ – ]
Robert Coover [ + ][ – ]
William Corbett [ + ][ – ]
Joshua Corey [ + ][ – ]
S. Brook Corfman [ + ][ – ]
Lucy Corin [ + ][ – ]
Cid Corman [ + ][ – ]
Joseph Cornell [ + ][ – ]
Philip Corner [ + ][ – ]
Julio Cortázar [ + ][ – ]
Sheldon Costa [ + ][ – ]
T. Zachary Cotler [ + ][ – ]
Tom Cotsonas [ + ][ – ]
Sean Cotter [ + ][ – ]
Daniel Coudriet [ + ][ – ]
Brenda Coultas [ + ][ – ]
Michael Counts [ + ][ – ]
Louis Couperus [ + ][ – ]
Malcolm Cowley [ + ][ – ]
Kenneth Cox [ + ][ – ]
Jim Crace [ + ][ – ]
Robert Creeley [ + ][ – ]
Patrick Crerand [ + ][ – ]
Caroline Crew [ + ][ – ]
Gregory Crewdson [ + ][ – ]
Timothy Crouse [ + ][ – ]
John Crowley [ + ][ – ]
Victor Hernández Cruz [ + ][ – ]
Nilo Cruz [ + ][ – ]
Elisabeth Cunnick [ + ][ – ]
Brent Cunningham [ + ][ – ]
Michael Cunningham [ + ][ – ]
Rebecca Curtis [ + ][ – ]
Simon Cutts [ + ][ – ]

Connect

e-mail
Submissions

In Print

Vol. 78
Fear Itself
Spring 2022
Edited by Bradford Morrow

Online

—Translated from Polish by Katarzyna Szuster-Tardi
June 29, 2022
Here, they combine the knowledge of choosing words with the art of touch. Before somebody utters soft fur, they keep their hands on a dog’s head for years.

From granaries, they dispense hunger, a spice that stimulates the sense of lack. The king trusts that absence is the saltpeter of things susceptible to nonexistence: what doesn’t keep in salt will be preserved in hunger. No myth can be cut like the fabric for a coat, the halves of which will be dragged through life. Thanks to the spice, the subjects of the kingdom don’t know stale love, only unfulfilled. The professed religion is apnea. All maturing is mutiny. Red fruit get a visit from hangmen.
June 22, 2022
No, that’s not it, that’s not how it happens, it’s—

—because I’m here, have been for years and years, in the backseat of the Oldsmobile 88, top down, wind enraged, tearing along some country road at night, Jackson drunk at the wheel, Ruthie by his—

—the world all quick nervous giggles and skinfizz, the whirled world, the world like leaves spinning in a crazy autumn gust, only it’s not autumn, no, that’s, it’s what, it’s—
June 15, 2022
THE SPEECH OF THE THIN KING’S MINDER

The thin king bound in the fiery hollow shook
The chain by which his left arm was suspended
And from a hatch that rattled open just

Above his right eye dropped a demon like
A glass-winged gerbil, who immediately
Began to stab the thin king’s pupil with

A dripping claw, and said, Forgive me, king,
For my unwilling violence. I bite
My paws off, but they grow back while I chew


So that I wonder while I’m chewing, Is
This still my paw I’m chewing, and, forgive
Me, king, but that thought helps me swallow.
advertisement