restricted access   Issue 87, 2016 (New Series)

Table of Contents


On Justice

p. 1


pp. 2-3

The Cells That Bind Us

pp. 4-5

My First Job

p. 6

the wooden floor

p. 7

Left in the Ground

p. 8

Solar Plexus (my mother is away again)

p. 9

Things He Sends Our Daughter

pp. 10-11


pp. 12-13

Sonnet for the Instructor at Verticality Pole Fitness in Houston, TX

p. 14


pp. 15-16

The Philosophical Nature of Peeps

p. 17

In My Wife’s Vegetable Garden

pp. 18-20

From an Interview with Kenzaburo Oe, with Stage Directions from Synge’s Riders to the Sea

pp. 21-22

A Lonely Voice

pp. 23-27

Bob Hicok Is Everywhere

p. 28

God as Spit-Bath

p. 29

in this town

p. 30

Monday Morning Work

p. 31

Daddy Hid Fire

pp. 32-33

Mulch Project

p. 34


p. 35

The Females Are Not Coming Back

pp. 36-42

A Lesson from Nature

p. 43

Wee Woman

pp. 44-52

Kaddish for Grandma Irene

p. 53

Thérèse on a Bench Seat, 1939

p. 54


p. 55

In the Cadaver Lab

p. 56



What Was “Close Reading”?: A Century of Method in Literary Studies

pp. 57-75

Reflections on Catharsis in an Anticathartic Age

pp. 76-109

Special Focus: Labor as Value in the Contemporary

Guest edited by Rob Wilkie

Introduction: After the Law of Value Is “Blown Apart”: Labor as Value in the Contemporary

pp. 110-115

Gaming Labor: Class, Video Games, and the “General Intellect”

pp. 116-138

Bound to Labor: Life and Labor in (Early) Marx and (Early) Derrida

pp. 139-148

Jameson’s Spiritual Reawakening: Labor Theory in the Time of Wal-Mart

pp. 149-159

The Oil Paradox and the Labor Theory of Value

pp. 160-170

New Materialism and the Labor Theory of Value

pp. 171-181

Books Received

p. 182


pp. 183-188