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Falling Crows by Beth Piatote
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The boy who is coming home with part of himself missing is the man’s nephew. The man, Silas, receives the news and hangs up the phone, numb. He wants a drink. He doesn’t want a drink. He wants time to move backward.

Foreign Objects in Your Mouth: Johannes Göransson Interviewed by Katrine Øgaard Jensen
Transgressive Circulation8

The poet, translator, and Action Books publisher on his collection of essays about US literary culture, foreign influence, and the illusion of mastery.

Two Poems by Xandria Phillips
Tulsa2

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

Running off to Join the Circus: Wayne Koestenbaum Interviewed by Ruby Brunton
Circus8

The writer on the tradition of notebook writers, archiving his own work, and enjoying a ragged, damaged, nervous narration.

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.

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.

Johanna Skibsrud’s The Nothing That Is: Essays on Art, Literature and Being by Katharine Coldiron
Nothing

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
This Mournable Body4

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.

Conceptual Fantasies: On Mark Haber’s Reinhardt’s Garden by Carlos Fonseca
Reinhardt Garden4

A playful take on Latin American expeditions that reveals the contradictory problems therein.

Nearly Any Two Things Can Cohere by Asiya Wadud

The condition of most of our lives is that of continuous flight, in some manner or form—flight from faulty logic, from place of birth to the place we alight, from situations that no longer serve us, from political precarity—flight, as in rupture.

As Donna by Divya Victor

This is a story of? / a woman lying on her? / a back?—aback—with her? / a face hidden and a?

From Scorpionic Sun by Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine

I disrupt the concupiscence of tube worms / where your snowy owl eye consults among white crusts / the venom of my gymnodactyl eye / which bribes the slag of trilobites

Bosun by Paul Yoon

During his twelve years in New York City, Bosun, who went by Bo, got into some bad business with an import-export company in Queens. It turned out the company was dealing in stolen goods, and Bo, who drove a truck for them, was eventually caught one winter on the bridge between Manhattan and New Jersey.

From Harbart by Nabarun Bhattacharya

“Let him sleep. He’ll be alright if he sleeps.”

Harlem Is Hijaz Is Havana Is Harar, Or: The Whole Point of the Black Arts Movement Is That They Were Moving by Momtaza Mehri

Poets really think they’re doing the most with the least …

Counterpoint and Apocrypha by Raphael Rubinstein

Her concerts, broadcast the first Thursday of each month at 9:30 PM Cairo time, brought life to a stop throughout the Arab world.

Prageeta Sharma and James Thomas Stevens
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On a visit to the New Mexico Museum of Art, two poets grapple with questions of performed authenticity and settler poetics, while analyzing depictions of the American West.

Stepping Forward: Liana Finck Interviewed by Wallace Ludel
Bomb Finck2

The cartoonist on her new book of comics, embracing intensity, and returning to her artistic origins.

Ungendering Anger: A Conversation by Lilly Dancyger & Shelly Oria
Double

Two new #MeToo anthologies on anger, sexual violence, and truth-telling.

We Can’t Wait for Anyone to Tell Our Stories: Angie Cruz Interviewed by Andrea Thome
Dominicana4

The writer on her new novel, how Dominicans have shaped New York City’s culture, and creating artistic spaces that are truly liberating.

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