The Rialto Books Review vol.002 -- OUT NOW --
The Rialto Books Review vol.002 is now available (https://www.broadaxepublications.com/rialto-books-review/the-rialto-books-review-vol002). The following pieces are printed in this edition.
:B an excerpt from a novel by Russell Block
“His food he finds has frozen in the refrigerator along the exterior halos of multiple shelfs where items are piled. Constantly rearranging at the whim of any day’s consumptions, the other packagings and containers are over-crowded there, without organizing principle, and the overworked heat pump regulates the temperature uniformly within a space of items that do not enjoy the same internal temperatures. Tellingly, it is mostly items which have expired or those no one intends to eat that enjoy the benefit of the exterior items’ insulation and that do not freeze. To clear the fridge of its items that are gone bad, however, never fails to inspire a sudden fondness for items lost in the cull, and arguments inevitably ensue about meat that had gained a fuzz but that gets remembered quite differently by its owner.”
On Poetry and Performance: a lecture on Shakespeare’s means and implementation by Russell Block
Gentleness by Daniel Bossert
“She and I still knew each other more through the veils of idealization and the romantic possibilities of love than through actual friendship. We were both home on break, having just returned from our first semesters away at college. Inevitably, we felt changed—and we were changed, both of us, though probably not in the ways that we had thought…”