Issue No. 104 continues our 30th anniversary celebration with a portfolio of art by the late, great artist Jay DeFeo, a new story by best-selling author Glen David Gold (his first piece of fiction in more than five years), and much more, including:
April Ayers Lawson’s “Vulnerability”: The married artist comes to New York to visit two interested men, unclear about her intentions.
Anthony Marra’s “The Last Words of Benito Picone”: A Buick sends him high above Market Street, and he lands in the everlasting company of a Soviet émigré and a young addict.
Always get the last word.
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Patricia Engel’s “Ramiro”: Are there second chances for a slum kid and a teen girl working with the priests at San Ignacio?
Mauro Javier Cardena’s “Dora and Her Dog”: Meeting for ice cream in the Hayes Valley, his ex-girlfriend asks, What would you endure jail for?
And fiction from Spencer Seward, Caille Millner (a besieged instructor finally ditches her philosophy department), and David L. Ulin; an essay from poet Andrew David King on a series of “bone” art by Jay DeFeo, Patrick Brice and Sammy Harkham’s “Hang Loose,” a screenplay about an older surf bum’s desultory homecoming; and poetry from Karen Leona Anderson, Sally Ashton, Joseph Di Prisco, Cecelia Hagen, Jennifer Richter, and Molly Spencer.