Our September 2010 issue delves into some off-kilter relationships: how they go subtly right, or wrong, and what we do about it.
Sandra Odell’s “Afterglow” takes an aspect of love and need and transforms it into something literal and disturbing; Lenora Rose’s “It Shall Come to Pass on a Summer’s Day” hops through time, showing the complications of a narrative that’s usually rendered simple; and Catherine Krahe’s “Fairest in the Land” takes on the most interesting, and maybe most neglected phase of a relationship: after it ends.
Our poets this month—Rachel Swirsky, David Kopaska-Merkel, Mikal Trimm, and Ann K. Schwader—round out the issue.
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See you in December!
Vol. 9 Issue 3
“Fairest in the Land” – Catherine Krahe
“It Shall Come to Pass on a Summer’s Day” – Lenora Rose
“Afterglow” – Sandra Odell
“An Evening in Pompeii” – Rachel Swirsky
“diurnal/nocturnal” – David Kopaska-Merkel
“Moondance” – Mikal Trimm
“Time Ghosts” – Ann K. Schwader
Nnedi Okorafor’s Who Fears Death – Elizabeth Bear
Douglas Smith’s Chimerascope – Alyssa Smith
George Mann’s Ghosts of Manhattan – John Bowker