Devil’s Lake

Spring 2012 Issue

Elisa Gabbert and Kathleen Rooney: The One About All Ye Know on Earth

A wild autumn night walks into a bar. Leaves and bits of debris blow into the women’s eyes and hair. The wild autumn night gets crushes on human beings all the time. He’s always babbling about his sunny youth. Even though he knows that in the midst of life we are in death. In the midst of this bar, we are getting drunk on Campari and soda. Can poor materials ever yield good results? Can we love ourselves if no one else will love us? The wild autumn night is serious without being interesting, and beautiful without being true.

a photo of the author, Elisa Gabbert ELISA GABBERT is the author of The French Exit (Birds LLC, 2010), Thanks for Sending the Engine (Kitchen Press, 2007), and That Tiny Insane Voluptuousness (Otoliths, 2008), with Kathleen Rooney. She lives in Denver and blogs at The French Exit.

a photo of the author, Kathleen Rooney KATHLEEN ROONEY is a founding editor of Rose Metal Press and the author of Oneiromance (an epithalamion) (Switchback Books, 2008); That Tiny Insane Voluptuousness (Otoliths, 2008), with Elisa Gabbert; and the forthcoming collection Robinson Alone (Gold Wake Press, 2012). She lives in Chicago.

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