Black Clock 12

Black Clock 12 takes you out to the ball game, where obsessions abound inside and outside the white lines. In these stories, essays and poems, the demarcation between winning and losing, humor and sadness is blurred; coaches may claim, “There is no ‘I’ in team,” but when you look closely enough there is always a “me,” and in sports, whether participating, watching or rejecting, you discover who you are and who you’re not. As the writers in Black Clock know, the game may be played under bright lights but it’s in the crevices of darkness where the true game is found, because sports lie beyond the pleasure principle.

In Black Clock 12, we are pleased to bring you work by the following authors:

RAJ BAHADUR Bambino Calls His Shot
MONICA CARTER The Retirement Plan
PAUL CULLUM Why I Hate Sports
DENNIS DANZIGER Hoop Schemes
KENNETH DEIFIK The Horse Finds His Own Way Home, Even Without Clues
KATHERINE DUNN Listening
SAMANTHA DUNN The Tortilla Construction Handbook
ROBERT EISELE Catch and Release
COLIN FLEMING Dare Me to Breathe
TOD GOLDBERG Welcome to Thousand Palms
JOHN HARLOW Will the People
CAROLYN KELLOGG Stroke
ANNE-MARIE KINNEY Zizou Président
ELOISE KLEIN HEALY The Season
JONATHAN LETHEM + CHRISTOPHER SORRENTINO Poem by Harris Conklin / Reply by Ivan Felt
KARA LINDSTROM My Own Private Ashtanga
CHRIS LOWRY Cricket’s Crashing Continents
LOU MATHEWS Racing in the Streets
RICHARD PEABODY Shirts and Skinjobs
KATY PETTY Fathom
LISA TEASLEY Beach Volleyball is Church
RICHARD TERRILL Found Poems
LYNNE TILLMAN The Unconscious is Also Ridiculous
RICHARD RAYNER Shoot the Ref
NINA REVOYR Charlie and Me
BRAD SCHREIBER George Blanda Ate My Homework
DAVID L. ULIN Member of the Tribe
OSCAR VILLALON The Roar
MATTHEW ZAPRUDER Poem for Jim Zorn
ALAN ZAREMBO Going Fast
DANTE ZÜNIGA-WEST This Is Not a Sport

Excerpts from Black Clock 12 can be read online. The issue can be purchased at these local area bookstores and online in both print and PDF format.



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