Fence 37-38 Print issue Sold Out; Fence 39 Coming Late Fall 2021
#37-38 / SPR-SUM 2021
CONTRIBUTORS: Johannes Gorannsön ⋅ Carl Martin ⋅ LM Rivera ⋅ Stine An ⋅ Sarah Duff ⋅ Caitlyn Tella ⋅ Siwar Masannat ⋅ Ell Davis ⋅ Zosia Wiatr ⋅ Jordan E. Franklin ⋅ Kyle Booten ⋅ Scott Lambridis ⋅ Rodrigo Toscano ⋅ Oscar Oswald ⋅ Josh May ⋅ Francesca Coppola ⋅ Chiara Bottici ⋅ Caren Beilin ⋅ Delicia Daniels ⋅ Austin S. Lin ⋅ Anne Waldman ⋅ Christopher Randall ⋅ Randy Prunty ⋅ Erik Kennedy ⋅ Hillary Plum ⋅ Samantha Burns ⋅ Katie Marya ⋅ Maria Zoccola ⋅ Jeff Sirkin ⋅ Andrew Seguin ⋅ Benjamin Niespodziany ⋅ Kathryn Mockler ⋅ Jackelyn Hoy ⋅ Stephanie Ellis Schlaifer ⋅ Jessica Holburn ⋅ Beth Roberts ⋅ Veronica Kuhn ⋅ Stella Corso ⋅ Adam Veal ⋅ Mona Kareem ⋅ Julia Cohen ⋅ a smith ⋅ Laura Mullen ⋅ Andrew Levy ⋅ Hally Parry ⋅ Ashunda Norris ⋅ Martha Ronk ⋅ Jordan Davis ⋅ Ted Dodson ⋅ Michael Holt ⋅ In the Flesh portfolio intro ⋅ Dominic Mitchell ⋅ Emily Bevan ⋅ Luke Newberry ⋅ Adra Raine ⋅ Rob McClennan ⋅ Elizabeth Robinson & Suzanne Dyckman ⋅ Adeena Reitberger ⋅ Kay Gabriel ⋅ Claire Dougherty ⋅ Michelle Suzann ⋅ Michael Borth ⋅ YL Xue ⋅ Patricia Hartland ⋅ Bp Sutton ⋅ Rebecca Wolff & Sara Black
For me, on that particular night, ROMA had been, above all else, a film about all the quotidian ways in which men are de mierda cagado by/under/a causa de/debido al patriarcado...how it is the particular social world into which we are born, the particularized enmeshment of power relations, that sets the conditions of possibility for the extent to which we are able to reach our creative potential—y/o externalize our own inevitable suffering onto others.
I take out the stones and sit there, imagining a new wall, a new way and then I quiet it. I am not an escapologist. I can’t escape. I’ve actually been grounding myself in earth, in trees, in birds and blues. I’ve been returning to nature, to the body and the body of the world. Sometimes, I lose myself in fear, but then I return to rebuild. Sometimes, I take myself out of it all. I take out all the I’s, and then I put them back in.
by Katie Schaag | September 2, 2021
an erasure of Ronald Lockley's novel Seal Woman (1974)
An undulant fantasy for fanciers of Wild (female) Things who make the heart sing even underwater, as does that of the narrator who pursues the smooth Pinnipedian form of Shian, the seal-woman...
by William Lessard | August 8, 2021
When Mike Kelley strung thrift store rag dolls and stuffed animals from a canvas, he was mapping the territory of abuse. Each doll a tiny parcel holding the sweat and tears of their former owners. Bodies sewn head to toe, toe to head, between a scream of blanket. Like Rauschenberg’s Bed from a generation prior, More Love Hours Than Can Be Repaid (1987) unspools yellow tape around the scene, marks the spot where the victim anticipates nocturnal recurrence...
In Ghana, the air is thick with equatorial heat. Two seasons dominate the year: rainy and. dry. I think of them as Wet Hot and Dust Hot. In Wet Hot, raindrops puncture the air so. persistently that the holes they make in the. grey sky seem permanent...My mother told us we were moving from Silver Spring to Accra while we were in the basement family room.
In the early 90's, at a massive flea market at the edge of Louisville, Kentucky, a woman from Jamaica looks over the wares. Someone says, Where are you from? She says, Dixie Highway and nothing else, doesn’t look up, just keeps checking out the antiques. She slides into that next unfettered moment in a kind of protective sphere. I'm from right here.
Badlands is a 1973 American crime drama written, produced and directed by Terrence Malick, starring Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, and Warren Oates. The story is fictional, but inspired by the real-life murder spree of Charles Starkweather and his girlfriend, Caril Ann Fugate, in 1958. In the film, fifteen-year-old Holly Sargis...
Back when Suez was a hot topic, it wasthe Gladiator of Tennessee vs. the Alabama Murderer,and my fella took a few blows but knocked out the champ,defeated in Montgomery, in record time!The amateurs all came looking.If you want victory, I said, you must train like him, eat like him, and...
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Fence Books is scaled down through 2021 while the editor is committed to public service in her home city. During this time we are publishing The Ottoline Prize, and seeking fiscal sponsorship for our two other book prizes: The Fence Modern Poets Series and the Fence Modern Prize in Prose. Contact the editor with questions and ideas.