The blue of the sky was so pure it seemed fake. Painted on, projected. Not a cloud anywhere, but it was chilly and all Jenk could do was pull his arms inside the orange reflector vest they’d made him wear.
A Lady’s Guide to Literature is a project by Casey Pendergast. This is the first section. We will be publishing it monthly for the next year. Get notified when the next section is available.
He thinks / the passing house a littoral one in the dark. / On his trip back to town in next day’s light / he will see it landlocked– / to think this will happen in a second’s / gasp. For now, he thinks / the moon out his window shines / a lakehouse on a shore whose waves he hears / glint in silvery footslaps all the way / to the rail’s end.
Zen Arcade is a novel about zen, punk rock, and growing up in Minneapolis during the 1980s. We’ll be publishing a section every other Sunday until Summer 2015. This is the sixth section.
when you hand weather designs / unpinned from the exit emergency / to the furnace / dumb with fire / the soap skinned / smell after sex / when you pinch / the eyes shut with salt / pin lines of wild fern / to the front of your shirt
We asked Jana Anderson to create images for Revolver’s Mixtape: Love & System. They’re accompanying the pieces on the site, but we wanted to give them their own space because they’re so amazing.
In July, the fair came to town; and one day I went alone after work. Due to the fact there was the smell of sweat, the brush of elbows, the pervasive taste of dirt, all the while I felt myself missing the people I had helped bury.
Old enough to know that what’s written down might come true, what’s wailed / in wilderness comes knocking at the door / asking for honey or money or some warm place / to have a baby in the dead of desert census. So write it down & keep your notes.