NEW MINI PRINT EDITIONS available now in the SLAG GLASS CITY

YOU ARE NOT WHAT YOU USED TO BE: THE NEW PRINT MINI IS HERE

We are happy to announce that VOLUME 5 of our annual BIG CITIES/ LITTLE BOOK series is out!

In this new edition—YOU ARE NOT WHAT YOU USED TO BE— reminisce on youth spent in the video game stores and food courts of town malls with James Tate Hill; find anonymity and solidarity on Chicago’s Red Line with J.M. Ellison; get trapped in the throes of a love-hate relationship between Sonya Huber and Bridgeport; move through the deconstructive beauty of buildings set for demolition in Chicago with Dirk Matthews; travel with a window-view from Minneapolis to Portland with Thomas Michael Gillaspy; and (respectfully) spy on some neighbors in the blue house next door with Jennie Goode.

Slag Glass City Minis are small enough to hold in the palm of your hand, but large enough to contain the built world—and you can snag one soon! They will be available this summer at Printers Row Lit Fest in Chicago’s South Loop, from June 8-9th. If you’re in Chicago, feel free drop by DePaul University’s English Department, located on the third floor of Arts and Letters Hall on the Lincoln Park campus to pick a free copy.

We will be happy to mail you a free copy of the issue if you send us an SASE. Please send an A6, A7 or other envelope large enough for a 4.5 x 4.5 booklet, with $1.42 First Class postage (or three First Class stamps) to: Slag Glass City, DePaul University Department of English, 2315 North Kenmore Ave., Mailstop: ALH 312, Chicago, IL 60614. If you have a group or class studying cities we’d love to discuss sharing the journal with you, so feel free to email us at slagglasscity@gmail.com to discuss possibilities. We look forward to hearing from you!

~Slag Glass City


SGC Volume 1 Cover

Volume 1 — TABLE OF CONTENTS
FICTIONS OF THE CITY by Lynette D’Amico 5 • DOGS IN THE KINGDOM by Donald Quist 21 • FINDING HOPPER by Laura Migliorino 40 • IT IS NOT WASTE ALL THIS, NOT PLACED HERE IN DISGUST, STREET AFTER STREET by Kathleen Rooney 45

SGC Volume 2 Cover

Volume 2 — TABLE OF CONTENTS
HOW TO CROSS A STREET IN MUMBAI by Michele Morano 5 • ASSEMBLAGES by Randall Honold 18 • WHAT IS A CITY? by Nicole Walker 25 • BALTIMORE CITY, APRIL 2015 by Kenny Wassus 38 • THE SAME RIVER TWICE by Katrina Vandenberg 45

 Volume 3 — TABLE OF CONTENTS
MAGIC CITY NOCTURNE by Carmella de los Angeles Guiol 6 • THE DISORIENTATION OF SCARCITY by Curtis Bauer 18 • TRANSITORY SPACE by Leah Oats 26• NARROW PLACES by Francesca Royster 32 • PLAZA FOR PAUSE by David Rompf 40 • RECONSTRUCTING V by Sheila O’Connor 50

[A shoreline with decaying, moss-covered covered stakes sticking out of the water shown across the lake from a pristine city]

Volume 4 — TABLE OF CONTENTS
BE HERE NOW by Kathleen Livingston 2 • THE PARTS DON’T ADD UP by Adrianna Kalfopoulou 15 • EXCAVATION: IN SITU by Danielle Bylund 40• CITY MEMOS by Harry Wilson 51 • SHOTTYZ: A LOVE STORY by Lewis Mundt 57