Issue 11 Now Online

Issue 11 is now up, and our contributors in the Narratives section find, through their fiction, new and interesting ways to deal with relationships gone south, and our Poetics section contributor expresses his joy at your appearance in that crown! We also bring you the beautiful work of Sougwen Chung in our Gallery, and welcome back our series InDialogue, where writers and artists talk to each other about, well, anything they want to talk to each other about. Here, two long-time members of the InDigest family, Meakin Armstrong and Sam Osterhout, discuss, among other things, the fate of the funny man, growing old, and why Meakin’s characters don’t have enough sense to get themselves out of the damn basement.

And remember, if you're in New York stop by (le) Poisson Rouge the first Wednesday of every month for the InDigest 1207 reading series, where in June we will be welcoming Stephen Burt, Angela Ball, Rodrigo Toscano, and Giao Buu (and later this summer, John Wray, Marlon James, Ronaldo V. Wilson, and Geoff Herbach).

Nicole Callihan's delightfully odd story about a man who sees his friends' relationship somewhat differently than they do.

"One Fish, Two Fish"


Peter Bognanni's wild ride into the mystical world of swords...and how they can spice up your love life.

"Historical Replicas Unlimited"

Three poems by Michael Ogletree:

"Look at You in That Crown!"
"The Thread"
"Anything Goes, I Guess"


Beautiful, swirling prints with muted colors and surprising depth by Sougwen Chung.


Past InDigest Narratives contributors Meakin Armstrong and Sam Osterhout InDialogue.


Summer Literary Preview

STL Today has just posted an article previewing some of the most exciting literary release coming up this summer.

Some of the ones that have me excited out of the lot:
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon
My Father's Tears and Other Stories by John Updike

Some of the major authors of the summer, I know, but how are you not excited about Updike's final collection or the prospects of Pynchon writing a noir novel? Awesome.


Updated lineups for InDigest 1207

We've added some new readers to our lineups for the upcoming InDigest 1207 readings. I'm listing them below. Also, you should check out our new event pages at lepoissonrouge.com, they're pretty slick - photos, videos, and on and on.

June 1207:
Rodrigo Toscano
Angela Ball
Stephen Burt
Giao Buu

August 1207:
John Wray
Marlon James
Ronaldo V. Wilson

Hope you can come out and have some drinks with us, and enjoy some fantastic authors.