Archives for June 2010

Extremities

This entry is part 1 of 11 in the series Issue IX: Summer 2011

(From one extreme to another) by Billy the Kid Close places: Big spaces. Afraid to be up high… Yet can’t stand firmly on the ground…Black and white… Day and night It’s all about “No Middle Ground,” And even though it all seems fine, We need to draw the line, I know it’s not as easy […]

Processional

This entry is part 5 of 11 in the series Issue IX: Summer 2011

by Joan Larkin In Tamilnadu where it’s still morning, where the mixed scent of burning rubber, incense and excrement hasn’t yet heated to a thing you sweat through your feet and tongue, where day is beginning to burn through the neem leaves, a long string of men snakes along a dirt route, chanting and in […]

My Walk Took Me to the Williamsburg Bridge

This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series Issue IX: Summer 2011

by Barry Blitstein My walk took me to the Williamsburg Bridge, seven blocks south to Delancey and one block over to the entrance.  The air was not cold but there was cold behind the wind.  I walked into the wind, onto the bridge, and began to speak to them, each in turn, every one I […]

Remedial

This entry is part 10 of 11 in the series Issue IX: Summer 2011

by Michelle Baker His room was dominated by a large clock. Six feet wide, it hung on the wall like an oversized school room clock; its upper edge just two feet below the ceiling. It stared down with big block numerals – Arial, that most non-descript of fonts – selected by the clockmaker to be […]

Happy Hour

This entry is part 9 of 11 in the series Issue IX: Summer 2011

by Charles Geer Austin Junior had just ordered his first beer when Bud walked into Fergie’s. Almost everyone in the construction trades in the eastern end of Chester County hung out at Fergie’s, a tavern with brewery signs in every window and a beat up parking lot out front. But Junior had never expected to […]