Review of John the Posthumous by Jason Schwartz

    Jason Schwartz’s John the Posthumous (OR Books, 2013) is a luscious work of fiction. I am not sure if I can call it a novel. I am sure that I do not care whether it is or is not. The book is the product of a uniquely intelligent, elegant writer.   It is full of...
Washoe Taught Us

Washoe Taught Us

              the language of grief           is not exclusively human.           A wolf carries off our goose           by his gaunt neck in the night.           His partner wanders the perimeter           of our fields for six days           until her honking grows...
Interview with Patricia Fargnoli

Interview with Patricia Fargnoli

    JACQUELINE KOLOSOV: In reading and re-reading Winter, I find myself struck by the silences that permeate the collection. Here, I am reminded of the silence of winter, which can be magical but also bracing—stark—and ultimately enabling of the meditative sensibility...
Stripping

Stripping

    Like a benediction, we grow into a smaller language. So many words given up, disremembered, abandoned from tents & saw packs. What use here in the Middle Santiam Wilderness do we have for the word sink? When would we ever utter closet or phone or bank...
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