Order your copy of Columbia Journal's Spring 2019 edition, Issue 57, featuring work by Jenny Holzer, Patti Smith, Eileen Myles, Duy Doan, and Donika Kelly.
The following short story comes from Luigi Malerba's posthumous collection Sull’orlo del cratere (2018, On The Edge of the Crater).
He wasn’t ready to relinquish the life they shared, to believe another human had been made who understood him as well as her.
Days we thought we’d lived before:/ routines of conversation and television/ shows that we already knew the endings of.
What it means to live in a world where anyone can hide behind a screen but anything, once written on a screen, can’t be hidden.
After a while, we stopped counting the dead/ and let the body of the wind push us into departure.
I was looking for a way into the history of the counterculture in America and how it moved—into my generation and beyond.
Each essay is a testament to the complicated relationships between mothers and their children and to all the silences that surround them.
This short story by Jung Young Su has been translated from Korean by Anton Hur.
When the shadow of the earth fell on the moon it was red like the cherry you left on my neck.
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These poems first appeared in Anna Glazova's collection For the Shrew and have been translated from Russian by Alex Niemi.
Testing out photos like ties or cufflinks for the occasion, dressing the dead in the distracting garments of life.