Dear Wallclimber, Vaulterover, Burrowerunder or Circumlocutor:
Here is the lay of this issue’s land, a varied terrain, replete, we hope, with nourishment for the eye and mind.
First, selections of the rigorous, deeply intelligent poetry of Miriam Palma Caballos and the bracing, wry, honesty of Pavel Šrut – respectively in their original Spanish and Czech, accompanied by fine English translations.
This issue’s Pocket Anthology represents the bold curation of new writing from the circle of
fictionwriter/filmmaker Sam Farhi, who has gifted us with the letters, sounds and images of a lithe and lively intergenre-ational party.
In Memoriam celebrates Rosario Ferré, Richard Wilbur and Daniel Viglietti, artists who will, for as long as we draw strength from their work, remain ¡presente!
Then, a chestnut jewel of levity: excerpts from Denis Fonvizen’s Universal Courtier’s Grammar, a satire of capricious authority and its necessary lapdogs that rings as true today as when it was written in 1783.
Onward to a gardenful of visual delights: this issue’s Portfolio hosts a series of intimate, yet monumental “portraits” by painter Katie Kehrig.
Next, Bronwyn Mills guides us through a series of Remarkable Reads.
After which, we introduce the ParaGRAFFITI section, a compendium of “short shorts for your delectation.”
And finally our Colophon: intended toward the endless revising of that thing called Wall.