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Spring/Summer 2003

From the Editor
Thom Didato

Charles Baxter

"The Wedding Present"
fiction by
Brock Clarke

fiction by
David Brizer

"Snow Powder"
fiction by
Josip Novakovich

"Impostor Theory"
"In Vivo"
poetry by
Mary Donnelly

"Old Bardstown"
poetry by
Ellen Hagan

"Yellow-haired Girl with Spider"
poetry by
John Rybicki

"Please be aware..."
"How to Be Well Dressed..."
poetry by
Mónica de la Torre

"Rabun I"
"Rabun II"
"Keowee I"
paintings by
Peggy Bates



In Vivo

If once alone the gilded domain
of rhesus monkeys and smelting
machines, the glass house now
overlooks a sea of refuse,
regrets, a bridge of dimes.

Linger upon its plexi-scratch roof.
Take comfort in police boats, a garbage
barge dragged by. No plastic,
only aluminum. No relief from siren
or sign. And the monkeys,

they have gone their separate ways
to skyscrapers and teams
of private veterinarians
who needle their dreams away.
And in my soiled white coat,

I take their heartbeats down
for measure, tilt my glasses up
to mark the greasy waves. When, at last,
the lower primates go, I will go, too,
will run from the wreckage

in movie star slow-motion,
leave the building to the flying
roaches. They will bat their wings,
content within our cupboards.
They will never wake us again.

Mary Donnelly’s poetry has appeared in Open City, Crowd and Nerve and is forthcoming in 5AM. She co-directs the Reading Between A and B poetry series in New York City and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.









From our
poetry archive

Jen Benka
Issue 11 -
Summer/Fall 2003

"Julie Ovary Song"
John Rybicki
Issue 17 - Summer 2005

"Daniella in the Palace"
M Sarki
Issue 3 -
Spring/Summer 2001