Katie Herman

Katie Herman

  THE CITY / THE SEED   This summer the sun burns hot. At the airport rail station, planes slide down through orange, scalded...
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A scene from "A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes" with, from left, Mia Katigbak, Evan Thompson, Brooke Ishibashi, Nina Hellman, Heather Alicia Simms, Christian Felix and Jessica Almasy. Credit Jessica Osber

Kate Benson: Interview

B O D Y editor Ben Williams interviewed playwright and performer Kate Benson in New York on October 3, 2014. Her play A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN NOVEMBER ON THE BANKS OF THE GREATEST OF THE GREAT LAKES will be remounted in January at City Center, Stage II – Women’s Project space.

photo by Brett Beyer

Kate Benson

The OCD is a strong flavor in this family brew.


Aleksandar Gatalica

Now it was time for the representative of the British crown to kill him a third time. Without speaking a word, Rayner took out the Webley .455 and fired one shot into Rasputin’s head.

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Marion McCready

Trinities of strawberries. / Brute-red - the little knuckles hang / angry as thunder.

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Zoë Skoulding

at the point where the city ex- / plodes on contact with the sky / its force field propels us into / slow traffic the sun radiating

Richie McCaffery

Richie McCaffery

What’s the first thing you do / in a house you suspect haunted? / You sing.

Daniel Sluman

Daniel Sluman

you’ll will wince with reflex // at the sight of every amputee our daughter a concept / I’ve dreamt of enough to be at my fingertips your blood-red hair


Kirsten Irving

Who designed this faulty apparatus? / If a cat behaved this way it would be slept. / If I – I know you had a hand in this.

Mark Granier

Mark Granier

The Irish, so stupide! Hard to believe / how little we know, and how can we make a start / when, in restaurants, we ignore the heart / of asparagus, to nibble at the leaves.

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