And, and, and: take your gander everywhere you go, but first take it to Salt Hill's 28th issue. Specifically: Jason Schwartz's radiant work ( genre'd as "stories" ). I don't choose to read much paragraph, but I enamor these. The braiding of objects into characters, terms imploded out from their microcosms, the shifting relevances, the use of sequence, listing to prop metonymy, create metaphor, pace a setting. Read and read again.
Art: Andrew Jilka