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
Features from Cagibi Express
- Philip Schultz // The Cagibi Express Interview (Monday, November 19, 2018) - Philip Schultz, author of numerous poetry collections, and founder / director of The Writers Studio, a private school for fiction, poetry, and memoir writing based in NYC. His latest collection of poetry 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
CAGIBI Issue 5 arrives Tuesday, January 15, 2019. CAGIBI publishes four digital issues a year. Submissions are open, and editors are reading.
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