Issue— #12

Issue No. 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; 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.

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


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