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Bryan Hunt by Jack Stephens
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A lifelong fascination with natural forms and outer space is at the heart of Hunt’s sculptures and paintings.

Notes from the Editors: September 11 by Glenn O'Brien, Leslie Dick, Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, Craig Lucas, Deborah Eisenberg, Betsy Sussler, Silvana Paternostro, Mary Morris, Alison Summers & Jack Stephens

Everyone in New York has cried a wall of tears since it happened.

From an E-mail to a Close Friend from High School: September 16, 2001 by Jack Stephens

Every time I see a construction worker, Red Cross worker, Salvation Army captain, policeman, fireman, Sanitation Department broom pusher walk by my Greenwich Street window, I want to cheer and weep—this brave parade to the pit of doom.

Wyn Cooper’s The Way Back by Jack Stephens

In his recently published poetry collection The Way Back, Wyn Cooper has assembled a full-blown chorus of beautiful losers, their voices profoundly anchored in enough wistfulness and borderline regret to make for an unexpected dignity. (His poem “Fun” provided the lyrics for Sheryl Crow’s Grammy Award-winning hit “All I Wanna Do.”) “Guys with names like 8-ball” live in these poems. 

Madison Smartt Bell by Jack Stephens
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“Nietzsche says we can’t see around our own corner. I only think that it’s very, very hard.”

Judith Belzer by Jack Stephens
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When I stand before Judith Belzer’s leaf-lavish canvases, I find my mind’s eye crawling hands and knees through thick underbrush, looking for what—my lost baseball, ripe berries, a childhood sanctum?

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