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Metaphors on Vision by Stan Brakhage
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A letter from Brakhage to the poet Robert Kelly describing his work on the groundbreaking film Mothlight.

Four Memories by Jonas Mekas
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Disastrous screenings, Nam June Paik’s meeting with Bill Clinton, and time spent as a dog.

One Poem by Broc Rossell
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I’d like to address / the concern / regarding the / castle appearing / with a missing / rib, with the lack / of arable / land—

One Poem by Alissa Valles
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All rhapsodes want it, to fold the world into a poem, / reconstrue a world in salvaged scraps & bracketed sighs;

From The Australian by Emma Smith-Stevens
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On the streets of Melbourne, the Australian parades around dressed as Superman, paying his way through university by posing for photos, conscious of the bulge of his cock. Novelty, sex object, comic relief—it is all good.

from The Manhattan Project by László Krasznahorkai
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I sat at the bar of the Zwiebelfisch in Berlin together with David Bell, the renowned Kant scholar; it happened to be one of his regular haunts and it was the only spot where we could have an undisturbed meeting whenever he was in Berlin.

5CREENSTARS by Andrew E. Colarusso

from The Sovereign

from Atlantic Hotel by João Gilberto Noll

I got on the bus and saw that my seat was at the end of the aisle, next to a very pretty blonde. Typical blonde girl’s freckles under her eyes. She was wearing a black sweater and blue velvet pants. Her seat was next to the window.

from Compass by Mathias Énard

I’d rather be in my bed, eyes in the dark, lying on my back, head resting on a soft pillow, than in the desert, even in the company of Félicien David, even in the company of Sarah.

The Red-Shanked Douc Langur by Tammy Nguyen

This visual narrative, arranged into a scroll format for online viewing, is the first chapter of Tammy Nguyen’s fiction Primate City—a duet of artist books that draws upon a 1969 US military intelligence proposal to modernize Danang City.

From Shot-Blue by Jesse Ruddock
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She hated the narrow dirt mile between their trailer and town. She wanted to erase it the same way she might spit and rub a number off the back of her hand. 

A Familienaufstellung Performance by Chloe Piene
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Often translated as “Family Constellation,” Familienaufstellung is a form of therapy developed in the 1990s by the German psychotherapist Bert Hellinger with roots in existential psychology, Gestalt psychology, and psychodynamic therapy.

from The Selected Works of Abdullah (the Cossack) by H. M. Naqvi

One afternoon during the Holy Month, I have that indistinct but unmistakable sensation that I am being followed.

Mooning by Kenward Elmslie
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First published in 1973 and too long out of print, Kenward Elmslie’s frenzied and highly original novel, is now available in a new edition by The Song Cave. 

from Everything by Charles North

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. / Two llamas poke their heads out of the small stone enclosure

From Vegas Girls by Heather Skyler
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She was still wearing her nightgown but decided it could pass for a simple sundress with its spaghetti straps and cotton material. It hit her just at mid-thigh where there was a centimeter’s hem of red lace, the only real clue, she hoped, of the garment’s intended use.

Room Tone by Bill Berkson & Archie Rand

It was one year ago (June 25, 2015), at Poets House, right before the late Bill Berkson’s reading began, that I casually said hi to him and he, always a generous and prolific collaborator with artists, said, “Let’s talk.”

The Imagination of Disaster by Andrew Durbin

On the second anniversary of the day Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New York, Klaus Biesenbach, the director of MoMA PS1, posted an image of the Statue of Liberty overrun by a tidal wave from the disaster movie The Day After Tomorrow to his Instagram, writing: “2 years ago #Sandy hit making clear how vulnerable the city is.”

From Dispatches from Moments of Calm by Alexander Kluge & Gerhard Richter
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In 1946 the Russian astrophysicist Gamow, transported in a US Air Force plane from California to Canada, from there to Washington, and from there to Florida, on each occasion to deliver a lecture, saw WITH HIS OWN EYES—while waiting in a noisy café on New York’s Fifth Avenue during one of the few quiet moments he had to himself—the rotation of atoms and subatomic particles, their spin, the constant revolution of molecules and planets, the rapidly turning stars, galaxies and superclusters.

Two Poems by Abdellatif Laâbi
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The bite of the days. Fallow love. The quartered horse. Wild ink. 

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