Venus’s Furs

All of it culminates in that moment—hands pressing right places hard enough, tongue sharp, tone the perfect mixture of desire and disgust—everything aligning like planets in a Greek myth. One side eclipses the other, muscles contract in white-hot bursts of… Continue Reading


If you take a wander up through the hilly regions north of Binzhou, you will find some stretches of very beautiful landscape. They feature in no guidebooks, though that’s not a matter of mystery or concealment; the place just isn’t… Continue Reading

Two Poems by Caira Clark

Better than that ORACLE® –…These are notes not script: delete them select observer.trip, observer.tripprofile ..to_char(‘YYYY’) year from observer.trips – Next select what you need. Taunt the database with parentheses. where observer.trip in (‘have_you_seen’, ‘my_elements’, ‘elements’, ‘my-elements’, ‘have-you-seen’, ‘my.elements’, ‘all_through’,… Continue Reading


Under the three skyscrapers you make her ankles sore. They don’t yet know being avoided at house parties. She loses to the study room floor that burned her back. Your knees—raw beneath bar dulled denim. Smoke rings drop fast from… Continue Reading