Paris, 8 a.m. by Elizabeth Spires

Paris, 8 a.m. by Elizabeth Spires

Congratulations to our contributor Elizabeth Spires whose new "Zenny Poetry" book "A Memory of the Future" just dropped from W. W. Norton & Company. Here's a look at her poem "Paris, 8 a.m." (from our dossiers poésies).   Paris, 8 a.m. Without lifting a hand, you...

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Body Surfing with Bruce Jacobs

Body Surfing with Bruce Jacobs

Body Surfing In a glass dish on my desk, a candle flame heaves its way toward nothing. This life is a thick swim. Invisible water, with the grainy cling of earth. Its spherical touch sealed around my skin. The naked trees know, awash in poured fog that sinks through...

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Reading Rookland

Reading Rookland

Review by Anniebelle Quattlebaum My mother, though Chinese, never had patience with chopsticks. Last week, I discovered chopsticks holding the toilet seat together. With golden dragons snaking across the design, they blazed China-red against the porcelain throne in my...

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What Do You Do? I am Now in Greece

What Do You Do? I am Now in Greece

In addition to poetry, fiction, flash, CNF, and one minute dramas, Free State Review is now rescuing children. If you live in the NYC area, why not come out for a screening of this beautiful documentary by Brazilian director and Free State contributor Karen Sztajnberg...

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