Love and Other Poems by Alex Dimitrov Tanner Barnes Alex Dimitrov’s third collection, Love and Other Poems, starts in the middle of 14th street New York City, declaring to the reader: “I don’t want to sound unreasonable / but I need to be in love immediately.” Taking off from Frank O’Hara’s epigraph, “All I want is boundless love,” the speaker assumes the role of a 21st-century O’Hara in search of an infinite love. In this collection, O’Hara is alive and well, and so is love.
Form and Emptiness: An Interview with Safwan Dahoul K. Iver See more of Safwan Dahoul's artwork in Volume 38.1 here. As one of the foremost painters in the Arab world, Safwan Dahoul has repeatedly demonstrated how contemporary modes of figuration can describe the psychic terrain of a region that is in constant flux. Born in 1961 in Hama, Syria, Dahoul was initially trained by leading modernists at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Damascus, before travelling to Belgium,
Theater of Inheritance Fenced in the naming, a music: A crescendo of water lifts a shape. This inspires the first conscious attempt at sex:
The bodies bellow marvelous, the faces slack awry. The world stills. A song in the reeds orchestrates itself. We no longer hear miraculous tales of birth: God’s finger pointing yes, you carry my next son. My father almost had a son. After me: My arrival too early, too small to survive a night alone. A blueness snuck into us and then I br