We’ve got for you this update: poems from Eric Elshtain, Joseph Massey, & Pam Rehm; prose from Michael Heller; a final Postcard & Picks from Peter O’Leary; photographic bodily variations from Cary Conover; to say nothing — or little — of the new links page. What more could you ask for to better cool these doggest days? Little, precious little, methinks.

Shouts, etc.: My Mom, Teams, Fams, M.S./B.P. Chicago, C.N.U.K., P.B.N.Y.(Come on, y’all!), D./d., Kings County, Those Imminently on the Road from Frisco Home, & you.