Aura Christi

by Aura Christi

translated from Romanian by Adam J. Sorkin and Petru Iamandi The light sends its ambassadors

Vulture, by Stan Sanvel Rubin

regularity and symmetry…are amongst the
primordial needs of the human soul
        --Baudelaire, Journaux Intimes
Standing elsewhere, I look at myself and record what’s missing not with my eyes, so, much, but with the mind that circles mountains and returns, and returns like a wind wanting to be sure it hasn’t missed anything before seeking the next desert, the calcified … Continue Reading ››

How to Fly, by Cory McClellan

Tell no one where you’ve buried the map of your feet. Maintain your invisible stealth. On streets where people move in pairs, keep your failed attempts off secret runways in the hush-hush pockets of your raincoat. There are unexplored atmospheres inside the Pectoralis minor grooves (descended from pterodactyls) where aeronautics remain dormant. If no one sees you walk they can’t prove you’re on the … Continue Reading ››

Dim Light in the Creuse*, by René Char
translated by Nancy Naomi Carlson

A pair of foxes, disrupting the snow, Were trampling the edge of the nuptial den; At dusk, their hard love reveals to surrounding brush Their burning thirst in crumbs of blood. *The Creuse is a department in central France named after the Creuse River.

Demi-Jour en Creuse

Un couple de renards bouleversait la neige, Piétinant l’orée du terrier nuptial; Au soir le dur … Continue Reading ››