Literature from a remote place. ◊ ◊ ◊ Our most recent book is The Mask Game, a novel of the distant future by Ukrainian author Sergey Gerasimov, featuring fairy tale figures, aliens, tree genetics and fourteen twists of fate.
With poems like “Strictly Blowjob” and “The Cancer of Believing You’re in Control,” acclaimed writer Corey Mesler’s THE SKY NEEDS MORE WORK adjoins sex, love and social connection in their many manifestations, from meditations on The Beatles, death, pharmacology, and infidelity, to “the holycow feeling/of just being human and/satisfied like a goddamn poem.”
Howard Withers, 114 East Sevier Street, Kingsport, Tenn. Withers works for the Kingsport Press and is shown here burnishing gilding. This operation brings out the lustre of a gilded surface and requires a skilled operator. Care must be exercised lest the gold be scratched or scraped off, October 1933
U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 142-H-117
SHIRA LIPKIN, “The Selves We Leave Behind”: On the night side of Las Vegas, you can lose yourself… to a blessing or a curse. And when you lose everything, you get to decide what to pick back up and take with you.