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10.26.2015

Cream City Live!

cream city Live!
Hosted by cream city review
Friday, November 6th, 7-9pm
Located in the Wisconsin Room Lounge, Student Union
2200 East Kenwood Blvd,
Milwaukee, WI 53122

FREE for all!

Featuring poetry, fiction, and non-fiction readings by:

AMELIA GRAY, the author of four books: AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, THREATS, and Gutshot. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She lives in Los Angeles.

KYLE MINOR, the author of two collections of short fiction: In the Devil’s Territory (2008) and Praying Drunk (2014). He is the winner of the 2015 Story Prize Spotlight Award, the 2012 Iowa Review Prize for Short Fiction, one of Random House’s Best New Voices of 2006, and a three-time honoree in the Atlantic Monthly contest.

RANDALL HORTON, the recipient of the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award, the Bea Gonzalez Poetry Award and a National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship in Literature. His previous work includes the poetry collection Pitch Dark Anarchy (Triquarterly/Northwestern University Press, 2013). Horton serves on the Board of Directors for Pen America’s Pen Prison Writing Program and teaches at the University of New Haven.

Visit the Facebook event page here!

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10.01.2015

Life After Cream City: A Professionalization Panel

Coming soon! A Professionalization panel featuring UWM and cream city review alumni. October 23rd from 4-6pm. Visit the Facebook event page here.

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We hope to see you all there!

 

09.30.2015

#TBT: Chuya Nakahara, “The Moon”

With the supermoon still fresh in our minds, we bring to you Chuya Nakahara’s poem, “The Moon.”

More solitary than ever tonight, the moon
wonders at her doubting foster father.
Time hauls a silver tide away to the desert.
An old man’s earlobes flow like fireflies.

Ah, forgotten embankments of canals,
tanks, the earth resounding in my chest…
The moon pulls out a rusty silver case
and languidly smokes a cigarette.

Heels over head, seven celestial nymphs
keep dancing round about
but give no comfort

to the moon’s heart, weltering in disgrace.
O far-flung stars!
The moon awaits her executioner.

translated by Christian Nagle

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09.17.2015

#TBT: Ihab Hassan, In Memorium

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of contributor Ihab Hassan. His work and generosity has impacted cream city review in countless ways. Our sympathies lie with his family.

For today’s #TBT we wanted to offer the final lines of his story “Clouds” from our most recent issue, 39.1.

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“In truth, whether they appeared as cumulus, stratus, cirrus, or nimbus, whether they disguised themselves as billows, contrails, or piles, the clouds dedicated all their energies to mutual annihilation. But no one, not even the poet, knew the origin of the celestial feud. Still, stories spread everywhere–cobwebbed fictions–to explain the malediction above.

At last, after shrinking to misshapen lumps, the clouds vanished. But the poet could still glimpse them at the edge of town, dust devils on an empty road, spiteful tumbleweed.”

 

07.20.2015

39.1 Volume 39 Issue 1 SPRING/SUMMER : 2015

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self portrait with black box and open architecture

DEBORAH BRANDON
AFFORDED THE CHANCE, MOTHER FLED WITH FLOWERS

IHAB HASSAN
Clouds

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Jason McCall
Thanksgiving

Sueyeun Juliette Lee
a pale saturation

Kate Partridge
Cocteau
Babylonian Commercial Company Interview, Excerpt

Vanessa Couto Johnson
victual

Jeffrey Allen
You would have known the arabesque, the wishing horse

Jeff Whitney
Modern Times

Roy Bently
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Justin Carter
Little Elegies

Aaron Anstett
Fortune

Katherine Maurer
New World

Laura Bylenok
Pacific

Mark Yakitch
from The Book of Hours
For My Daughter
Academic Freedom

Jane Wong
Thirty (Reprise)
from Ceremony

M.A. Vizsolyi
FOR THE ANTIREALIST
FOR THE REALIST

Martha McCollough
demeter

Sarah Ghoshal
Cul de Sac

Joshua Young
from Even the Trees Yawn

Christopher DeWeese
Cannonball
Braking the Girl
Come Out and Play

Samuel Amadon
Some Measure of Our Aftermath

Peter LaBerge
Foal Song

Roberto Harrison
absorbent heart
witness

TextaQueen
Attach of the Under Water Woman starring Fez Faanana
Gandhi Returns (self-portrait)
Call of the Crocotta (self-portrait)

Celeste Chan
a queer specter

Aimee Herman
mixtape

Cameron Awkward-Rich
The Little Girl Will Never Tire of Confession.

Duriel E. Harris
self portrait with black box and open architecture

Trace Peterson
IDENTIFICATION

Amir Rabiyah
Migratory Glossitis

Jai Arun Ravine
POPEYE ON VACATION IN THAILAND

Michael Mlekoday
The Skirts of John Brown

D. Allen
A Collection of Thorns

Paul Tran
Tell me what killed you

TC Tolbert
held down in a body you are no longer

Claire Harlan Orsi
Pronoun Discomfort: A Situational Analysis

M. Mack
Bottle-neck Fists: Curtin Warming

Samuel Ace
Oh for sake (May 22 9:28 PM)

Aaron Apps
CHILDREN REMAIN CHILDISH MOSTLY

Megan Milks
from I Don’t Want to Need You

Grace Shuyi Liew
from WHAT DO YOU WANT TO PLAY?

Joy Ladin
A Gender

Calvin Gempelevich
Valcro

Crisosto Apache
from (X) Chromosomal

Indira Allegra
The 16th Letter

Deborah Brandon
AFFORDED THE CHANCE, MOTHER FLED WITH FLOWERS (from Ricochet)

Sharon Bridgforth
from dyke/warrior-prayers: redux

Meg Day
To My Brother, in His Heartache

Oliver Bendorf
Boy Clit 2
Boy Clit 3

Emerson Whitney
Figure #3

Edie Fake
Release Form

Britt Ashley
Murmurations I
Murmurations II
Murmurations III
Murmurations IV

Miriam Cohen
Fun Day

Trudy Lewis
Lynch

Kelsey Ronan
Marzipan at the Holiday Inn

Billy Joe Stratton
Mending the Centaur

Steph Kilen
Alternate Escape Plan

Ihab Hassan
Clouds

Lois Baer Barr
Still Life: Theory and Practice

Dan Anderson
A Saturday, Playing Guns

Caitlin Scarano
Interview with Liz Prince

Lyle Deines
Review: The Ape’s Wife and Other Stories by Caitlin Kiernan

Izzy Jarvis
Scout
Douse

Susan Brown
SkeletonCity Series

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