What do you do when your best friend in high school has a peculiar ability to pull bones from a "compartment on the underside of his left forearm"? Why, built a skeletal replica of him, of course, or such is just one of the conclusions of the antagonists at work in Louisville-based writer and decomP mag editor Jason Jordan's "Sternum as 3" short, originally written on the occasion of Jordan's performance at the March 2010 installment of the THE2NDHAND/Keyhole Press coproduction the Nashville Brick Reading Series. "Sternum" is the lead story our latest mini-broadsheet, now available here. Also included, five prose poems from Rick Henry's "Then" collection. Henry has published fiction and articles in a variety of journals and anthologies. Among his books are Chant: A Romance (BlazeVox 2008) and Lucy's Eggs, and Other Stories (Syracuse 2006). The following prose poems from his 'Then' collection he describes as responding "to the first half of the 20th Century... moments in a community, sometimes a discovery, sometimes a song, sometimes a disease that stretches across the nation. And sometimes, a mote in a moment, a scrap of ennui in the in-between."
Readers, please share with interested parties. Available in pdf and easily printed via THE2NDHAND.com/printjump.html, our mini-broadsheets are designed for portability on mobile devices and for print via readers' desktops. Print pages 1 and 2 on the front and back sides, respectively, of 8.5x11-in. paper, read, distributing in mini-stacks or singly in your neighborhoods’ reading-friendly establishments’ bathrooms and other spaces.
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