JERRY #3

2011


JERRY #3 accidentally discovered its theme: approach. Working beyond the first idea. Construction specs for how the building will crumble once razed.

The six poets and three fiction writers featured here employ various methods toward their objectives, but they converge by encircling, ensnaring, and enabling. Whether the constraint is the periodic table, a site-specific poem, a Fibonacci sequence, Shakespeare, Ginsburg or the mundane toil of a walking other people’s chattel (dogs), the endgame is one of sequence and pattern, inversion and reversion, exhaustion and renewal, approached and approaching and lacking the desire to end.

—The Editors

POETRY

Laynie Browne

Periodic Companions

Sara Femenella

Good Things Will Strive to Dwell
Mother Eating Child
Galileo Effect

Andrew F. Giles

Sendai
Comfort
Ludwig Koch on the set of Orlando (tapes I–V)
Allen Ginsburg

Marni Ludwig

Little Box of Cotton and Lightning
Braille
Day Choir
Among the Living as Among the Dead

Michael Schiavo

New Not
Love Brings

George Szirtes

Limit Frame
Cloudscape
Abstraction
Canzone Animal
Dictionary
Minimenta Postcards to Anselm Kiefer

FICTION

Chris Miskiewicz

The Copy Shop

Amanda Nazario

Children
Work

Felice Neals

Made for Display

REVIEWS

Late Capitalism’s Contortionist: Geoffrey G. O’Brien’s Metropole Reviewed by Dawn Marie Knopf

Spectral Sensitivities: Devin Johnston’s Creaturely Reviewed by Edward Helfers

An Eye that Wounds: Shane Book’s Ceiling of Sticks Reviewed by Susannah Nevison

A New Sense of Loneliness: Kio Stark’s Follow Me Down Reviewed by Kera Yonker