Magnet ||| Kenyon Review

      I. The Void When the number zero had not been invented, when quantities themselves were represented by lines or by pebbles arranged in patterns like those found on dice or dominoes. . .when the composition of matter … Continued

Honeymoon

    1. Is This Canada? There are aliens living on top of Toronto’s CN Tower. They are attempting to send you a message. They want to spy on earthlings before they make their final invasion and start a full-out … Continued

Proust Springsteen

On February 21, 2015, my brother and I had a rare musical experience: we watched a band that we love perform a song in an otherwise empty room, which is as close as you can get, in life, to how … Continued

Friendship, A Semiotics ||| Blip Magazine

I have some friends with whom we discuss our parents. We say that our mothers are unhappy or overbearing, and that our fathers are infuriatingly punctual or unkind to our mothers. From these assessments, we make evaluations about ourselves, about … Continued

Infirmary Music

The first person I sang for like this was Sarah. She was twenty-six. Four months after her oncologist cut a sarcoma from her arm and gave her the all-clear; four months during which she planned her wedding and imagined her … Continued

Chasing a Ghost: Portrait of My Father

YOU DO NOT CHASE A GHOST BY LOOKING DIRECTLY BUT BY CATCHING HIS REFLECTION IN THE MIRROR. YOU LOOK BEHIND.   My father Thomas is long gone, and this year I have outlived his fifty-five years. In the forty years since … Continued

Sylvia Plath’s Room

Translated from Russian by Andrew Wachtel Last night an icy rain fell, and in the morning it got cold. I wake up at six fifteen thinking about the cleaning lady, who is supposed to come at eight. Wednesday is my … Continued

Remember You Must Die

When Charmian, the senile novelist in Muriel Spark’s Memento Mori, picks up the phone and hears, “Remember you must die,” she cheerfully says yes, she does remember. The other elderly people, who also field similar phone calls, perceive the phone … Continued

Photo Essay ||| from Hypertext

  Mother’s Lap (2003) Lagoon (2003) Fishnets (2003) *** Sarah Faust was born to artist parents in Denver, Colorado. She received her BFA from the University of Kansas in Visual Communication in 1992. Faust holds an MFA in Photography from … Continued