4! Welcome to the fourth issue of CAGIBI’s literary journal!
A cagibi is a place where things are often gathered pell-mell, which comes from the French word pêle-mêle, a state of affairs characterized by the random mixing of things, a chaotic state of affairs that also opens the door to unexpected discovery. In that spirit, while this page lists the contents alphabetically by the contributor’s first name, here also is a separate list in random order, to encourage you to skip around the contents of CAGIBI Issue 4, to discover a work of prose or poetry you’d like to sink down into. We expect it will stay with you, and we hope you’ll be inspired to share it.
- Andre Dubus III: Gone So Long, the Interview - "Over the years I’ve come to really trust what pulls me even if I don’t want to be pulled by it."
- Cartoons, Superheroes, Toys and Cuboids: The Art and Life of Dave Brockett (1963-2018) - by Bill Farancz, in collaboration with Cagibi
- On Translating: Colorblind - by Mara Gerety
- Amy Tan’s “Confessions”: Writing the Short Narrative Personal Essay - by Robert Wallace
- In Translation: The Death of Pirate // La Muerte del Pirata - by Agustín Cadena, trans. Patricia Dubrava
- Flyways - by Anne Botsford
- The Dispatched - by B. R. Lewis
- Your Sister - by Jackie Krogmeier
- Aseem - by Jo Jyotsna Rao
- Certainly the people (t)here - by Kathy Pham
- Humanity Declaration - by Nicholas Nakai Garcia
- Prelude - by Olga Breydo
- Impact - by Robin Jeffrey
- The Gypsy Arm-Wrestler - by Terry White
- Dolomite - by Tetman Callis
- What Ever Happened to Cousin Mickey? - by Don Cummings
- A Once and Future of an Unmaking - by Kelsey Gray
- Preparation - by Mickey Revenaugh
- Gramp Camp - by Philip Lawton
- Storytelling, the Pungo River, and the Search for Hemingway in North Carolina - by Robert Wallace
- Black - by Arlene Antoinette
- Even The Cherry Blossom Trees Are Laughing - by Aya Elizabeth
- Armistice - by Bri Onishea
- expedition - by elle chu
- Practical Math for Young Black Males - by Emily Adams-Aucoin
- Disappearing Act - by Jiordan Castle
- In Translation: Pear flowers illume moon-white // 이화에 월백하고 - by Jo-Nyeon Lee, trans. Jungmin Bae
- Still Life With Cat Pretending Sleep - by Kasandra Larsen
- Fade Street - by Kelly Konya
- Exile - by Lauren McKenzie Reed
- Be Present - by Marty Correia
- Rousing Anthem In Spoken Word - by Rainer Pasca
- Gift - by Sandy Fontana
- In Translation: Of this expired flesh // 이 몸이 주거 가셔 - by Sang Moon Seong, trans. Jungmin Bae
Photograph by Veronica.
Features from Cagibi Express
- Once into the Night (book excerpt) (Wednesday, January 9, 2019)- by Aurelie Sheehan, from her collection, Once into the Night, winner of the FC2 Catherine L. Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize
- Postcard from Reno, May 1980 (Monday, January 7, 2019)- by Benjamin Malay
- The Answering Wave: Postcard from Mendocino (Tuesday, December 18, 2018)- You go down to the beach. It’s a tough place in winter, not a place for people allergic […]
- Philip Schultz // The Cagibi Express Interview (Monday, November 19, 2018)- Cagibi interviews Philip Schultz, founder of The Writers Studio. He is a Pulitzer Prize winner and author of numerous poetry collections. His latest book is Luxury.
- Postcard from a Polling Station in Detroit (Tuesday, November 6, 2018)- by Matthew Landrum
- Alexander Maksik // The Cagibi Express Interview (Tuesday, November 6, 2018)- Cagibi interviews Alexander Maksik, author of the novels You Deserve Nothing, A Marker to Measure Drift and Shelter in Place.
- Postcard from the Chicago Marathon (Friday, November 2, 2018)- by Nancy Jorgensen
- Lessons in Printing (book excerpt) (Tuesday, October 16, 2018)- by Klancy de Nevers, from her memoir, Lessons in Printing
- Thin Rising Vapors (book excerpt) (Monday, October 15, 2018)- by Seth Rogoff, from his novel, Thin Rising Vapors
Submit To the Macaron Prize 2019
Cagibi’s inaugural Macaron Prize is open for entries! Featuring guest judges Chantel Acevedo, Major Jackson, and Sheila Kohler, winners receive $1000, plus publication. Winners and second-place finalists will be published in a Macaron Prize 2019 Cagibi print issue. The publication of this issue will be celebrated at an event in New York City.