Featuring the work of graffiti and performance artist Mohammed Ali, a.k.a. Aerosol Arabic; and the installations and drawings of Linnéa Spransy, whose work mirrors the interplay between pattern and chaos in the natural world. With new poems and an interview with former US poet laureate Charles Wright on his backyard, the Book of Common Prayer, and landscape painting. Poems by Marilyn Nelson, Karen An-Hwei Lee, and Víctor Rodríguez Núñez, and fiction set the day after Hurricane Katrina by Moira Crone. Jenny Shank reviews new novels by Yann Martel, H.S. Cross, and Samantha Hunt. M. Lynx Qualey reflects on fiction from contemporary Egypt—and what it reveals about power. Allison Grace Myers weighs the ontological consequences of being born with no sense of smell. Kathleen Housley explores Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s obsession with a thousand-page nineteenth-century novel about a medieval knight. And, in his editorial, Greg Wolfe answers some questions about politics.
Gregory Wolfe, Some Questions about Politics and the Imagination
Melissa Range, Labyrinth, Chartres
George Dardess, The Mosque Outside the Mosque: Aerosol Arabic and the One Experience
Read our web-exclusive interview with Mohammed Ali (a.k.a. Aerosol Arabic) here.
Brian Volck, System and Chaos: The Art of Linnéa Spransy
Lisa Russ Spaar, A Conversation with Charles Wright
Kathleen L. Housley, Daring to Do the Good: The Knight and the Theologian
M. Lynx Qualey, Radiant Power: Authority and Violence in New Egyptian Fiction
Allison Grace Myers, Perfume Poured Out
|Dimensions||10 x 7 x .5 in|