Look through the phoropter and tell us, what number do you see?
We see 12. In the spirit of a dozen, the number 12, of the 1 and then 2 to visualize the power and possibilities when working together, of the outcomes that are possible when we come together, we bring you Issue 12, our first of this next and new era.
What is better, A, or B? B or C? C, or D?
A point of view is subjective and unique, but vision, if you have two equally functional eyes, is also binocular, merging two images into one, each eye’s visual field superimposing on one another, expanding peripheral vision beyond movement.
Here’s to 20/21 vision. Let’s try a new lens and welcome a different view of the world, sharper, wider, but also, dare we hope, softer.
As always, feverish work goes on behind the scenes of these issues we publish as many times a year as we do—it follows what we imagine to be the fevered, inspired vision of our estimable contributors. We present to you these views to hail and herald and hooray this new era.
P.S. We suggest you keep your mask on as we enter it.
- Beard - by Carla Miriam Levy
- Moths to the Flame - by Khanh Ha
- A Storm’s Hiatus - by Larisse Mondok
- A Visit With Frank - by Michael Hetherton
- The Art of the Telling Detail (as told in gelli prints) - by Beth Kephart
- Dragons and Dinosaurs - by Elizabeth Templeman
- It’s the Middle of the Night - by Christine Jones
- In Translation: Two Poems by Henri Meschonnic - trans. Don Boes and Gabriella Bedetti
- Senbazuru - by James Ellenberger
- Marriage As Hoover Dam - by Kathleen Loe
- Two poems by kerry rawlinson - Canada Geese // diving bell
- In Translation: Four Poems by Krijn Peter Hesselink - Man of God // Man van God | Love’s complaint // Liefdesklacht | On the empty pillow by my side // Op het lege kussen naast me | Paper plane // Vliegtuigje
- Elegy for the Girl in the Photo - by Micki Blenkush
- In Translation: Poem by Mikhail Aizenberg - trans. Boris Kokotov
- In Translation: Two Poems by Ximena Gómez - Después de la Tormenta // After the Storm | Té de Jengibre // Ginger Tea
“107 Degrees” Photograph by Nadia Belalia
ISSN 2643-3273. Copyright © Cagibi Literary LLC.