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An Unavoidable Gaze: Amy Sherald: “the heart of the matter…” Reviewed by Re’al Christian
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Portraits that capture the everyday.

Fellowships and Residencies Fall 2019
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Our quarterly roundup of fellowships, residencies, and prizes accepting applications.

Improvisation and Ideology: Nat Randall, Anna Breckon, and Alia Shawkat Interviewed by Rachel Stone
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The artist, director, and actress discuss their endurance performance, The Second Woman, and its exploration of gender performativity.

The Space of Intimacy: Daniel Wiener Interviewed by Fawn Krieger
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Painting and sculpting faces.

Foreign Objects in Your Mouth: Johannes Göransson Interviewed by Katrine Øgaard Jensen
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The poet, translator, and Action Books publisher on his collection of essays about US literary culture, foreign influence, and the illusion of mastery.

Contingent Encounter: Sreshta Rit Premnath Interviewed by Sohrab Mohebbi
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Reminding us the artwork does not exist in a void.

Two Poems by Xandria Phillips
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we consummated our marriage / on a bed littered with sour faces / of dead presidents, liberated livestock / sweating through the dollars.

Movement and Technology: Jenn Nkiru Interviewed by Rianna Jade Parker
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A short history of Detroit techno.

Running off to Join the Circus: Wayne Koestenbaum Interviewed by Ruby Brunton
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The writer on the tradition of notebook writers, archiving his own work, and enjoying a ragged, damaged, nervous narration.

Work As Gift: Sean Sullivan Interviewed by Paul Maziar
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Honoring the art-making process.

Teresa by Paulina Flores
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She was coming out of the library when she saw him. Their paths had crossed a couple of times before. Three, to be exact. More or less under the same circumstances. He was riding an orange bicycle, and a little girl was standing behind him on the pannier rack.

Merging With: Leidy Churchman Interviewed by Tausif Noor
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On mystifying moments big and small.

Necessary Creatures: Chaya Bhuvaneswar Interviewed by Daniel A. Olivas
White Dancing Elephants

The writer on releasing her debut story collection, writing as a woman of color, and balancing a medical career with the writer’s life.

Portfolio by Eve Fowler
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More than.

Johanna Skibsrud’s The Nothing That Is: Essays on Art, Literature and Being by Katharine Coldiron
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A medium for conversations about deep time, how war affects our consciousness, literature and, of course, nothing.

A Crisis of Personhood: Tsitsi Dangarembga by Bhakti Shringarpure
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The writer and activist filmmaker on completing the trilogy comprised of Nervous Conditions, The Book of Not, and This Mournable Body—narratives of women’s strength in the face of injustice.

Betsy Sussler on the Oral History Project
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If artists are not given the time and space to tell their own story, others will do it for them.

Self and Community: Billy Gerard Frank Interviewed by Katy Diamond Hamer
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Exploring Grenada’s past and present.

Conceptual Fantasies: On Mark Haber’s Reinhardt’s Garden by Carlos Fonseca
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A playful take on Latin American expeditions that reveals the contradictory problems therein.

Traversing a Life Through Movement, Text, and Film: Germaine Acogny Interviewed by Nicole Loeffler-Gladstone
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The “mother of African contemporary dance” discusses her solo, multimedia performance SOMEWHERE AT THE BEGINNING.

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