Ted Greenwalds Clearview/LIE is a memoir, but it subverts many narrative traditions of memoir-writing through poetic techniques, mainly fragmentation, repetition, temporal shifts, and tonal rebellions.
Stephen Motikas Western Practice is a vast poetic anthropology, or archeology. It is a kulture vulture, trying to tell us the culture through its description of collections and directories.
Listen, my friends, we are punished by the heavens, exiled by time. It is true, we were cast from heaven to earth the day that the stars plucked us from Jahanabad and threw us down in the wilds of Baran where the lights burned from a distance of twelve miles.
Matt Reecks poems have appeared in magazines and in three chapbooks, including Midwinter from Fact-Simile Press. Histranslations from the Urdu and the French have appeared in magazines including the Rails own InTranslation.
Matt Reeck's translation Class Warrior—Taoist Style from the French of Abdelkébir Khatibi is available this fall from Wesleyan UP. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter, and co-edits Staging Ground magazine.
Matt Reeck lives in Los Angeles and helps run Staging Ground Magazine. He's published five chapbooks. His translations include Bombay Stories (Vintage) and the forthcoming Mirages of the Mind (New Directions).