Our June 2010 issue focuses on questions of histories, real and imagined: what happened, what we would have liked to have happened; how we imagined things to have been.
Lon Prater’s “The Atrocities of King George” tackles the question of revisionist history head-on — in a slightly revised history of its own. Ilan Lerman’s “Saint Stephen Street” remixes, rejigs, and recurves around a history that its protagonists would rather not remember. Finally, Megan Arkenberg’s “The Copperroof War” shows what happens with the histories nobody wants to tell, and what happens when history itself, dusty and stored away, becomes deadly indeed.
Our poets this month — Larry Hammer, Stephen M. Wilson, Jennifer Crow, Amal El-Mohtar, and Jessica P. Wick — take us from the lofty heights of Alexandria to the more mundane historical questions of he said, she said.
We hope you enjoy this quarter’s issue, and if so, please consider dropping something into our tip jar. Ideomancer relies on reader donations to pay its contributors for their excellent fiction and poetry, and even five dollars makes a big difference.
Vol. 9 Issue 2
“The Atrocities of King George” – Lon Prater
“Saint Stephen Street” – Ilan Lerman
“The Copperroof War” – Megan Arkenberg
“Kassandra” – Larry Hammer
“Tasting Books on her Lover’s Hands” – Jennifer Crow
“Imagined World” – Stephen M. Wilson
“Courting Song for Selkies” – Amal El-Mohtar and Jessica P. Wick
Gemma Files’s Book of Tongues – Leah Bobet
Michelle West’s City of Night – Marsha Sisolak