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    Monday, March 20, 2006


    miniatures (I)

    “you never had a sister that I didn’t like” stone cold fox twisted and tucked behind an ear lobe your continuous forearm is readable on rye bread punctured yet punched into a toaster a beach house stands stoic on stilts of course it waivers, peeking out of clouds take a chance and flip flop in thongs with icing laced ankle straps slapping against pavement the fine grained remnants of city streets a creation of knitted fibers interlocked

    I am telling you today because tomorrow is
    over already and wasted

    ps. this is how you convey fanciful yet futile

    Monday, March 06, 2006

    14 Hills-City Lights Reading

    Thursday, March 16, 2006 @7pm

    City Lights Books
    261 Columbus Ave @ Broadway (North Beach)

    14 Hills: The SFSU Review, Volume 12.1

    Please join us for an author reading from the newest issue of Fourteen Hills, No. 12.1, one of our best yet. This reading will feature contirbuting authors from 12.1 as well as our Ten Year Anniversary Anthology.

    Pam Houston is the author of two collections of linked short stories, Cowboys Are My Weakness (W. W. Norton), which was the winner of the 1993 Western States Book Award and has been translated into nine languages, and Waltzing the Cat (W. W. Norton) which won the Willa Award for Contemporary Fiction. Her stories have been selected for the Best American Short Stories, the O. Henry Awards, the Pushcart Prize, and the Best American Short Stories of the Century. A collection of essays, A Little More About Me, was published by W.W. Norton in the fall of 1999.

    Sandy Florian's other Cantos appear in elimae, New Orleans Review, eratio, Tarpaulin Sky, Gargoyle, 42 Opus, Copper Nickel, Word For/Word, Upstairs at Duroc, Segue, Versal, and The Encyclopedia Project. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Brown University, where she received the Francis Mason Harris Award for best book-length manuscript, and is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Denver. Her work appears in the journals listed above and those that follow: Horse Less Review, Identity Theory, Elixir, dANDelion, The Brooklyn Rail and many others.

    Geraldine Kim was born in 1983 in West Boylston, Massachusetts, and attended New York University. She lives in San Francisco, where she is pursuing an MFA in Poetry at San Francisco State University. Released by Fence Books, her debut Povel was voted one of 2005's top 25 Books of the Year by the Village Voice.

    Steve Gilmartin's work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Paragraph, 3rd bed, VeRT, Syllogism, Comet, Stifled Yawn, Ribot, and Double Room. He lives in Oakland.

    Jimmy Chen lives in San Francisco. He's been published in McSweeney's, Snow Monkey, Elevenbulls, and online in Pindeldyboz, Bullfight Review, Melic Review, and Wandering Army, among others.

    Wednesday, March 01, 2006


    Peculiar Rib(s)

    ribs which consider special consideration,
    the special construction of character(s) are 5
    in number-viz. the first, second, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth,
    viz. the she, he, I, you, and we:
    a tell tale, a map key, please note the instrument used in due

    process of unique (ness)


    the 1st is one of the shortest, the most curved of all; broad/flat its surfaces looking upward and downward, its borders inward, and outward. A body mirror couldn’t cover her curves more efficiently. There are no angles, even when slightly bent, the convexity of bends go upward, so that the head is directed downward. Twisty twisty grows her body. The under surface is smooth, destitute of grooves observed on the others will she be more than reflective?

    also called she


    the 2nd much longer than the first, bears considerable resemblance (very) in the direction of its curvature (shared) as in resemblances to other(s) The angle is slight a man, a he that can be placed situated close the shaft is not twisted, looking upward a little outward, a peeker, a looker, a breathable bar. a can see in—a can see

    also called he


    the 10th has only a single facet on its head; only needs one interlocking piece, a jolt into a joining.

    also called we


    reflective than more she will be others observed grooves of destitute, smooth is surface under the body grows twisty downward directed bends of convexity bent slightly when even angles, efficiently more curves her cover can’t mirror body outward and inward borders its downward and upward looking surfaces; all of curved most the shortest the of on is 1st

    a difference—has a slight angle, shallow groove
    check the lowest border

    also called I

    [an aside]
    11th and 12th have each a single commonality—
    facets: of rather large size;
    pointed at the extremity


    breathable a looker a peeker a outward little a upward looking twisted not that he a man to think slight is angle the other(s) resemblances as (shared) curvature of direction the (very) resemblance considerable bears

    a slight inclination for
    repetition or is it an economy of language

    also called you
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