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Older People Do Reinvent Themselves: Jenny Bhatt Interviewed by Anjali Enjeti
Each Of Us Killers by Jenny Bhatt

How life transitions inspire literature and what it means to build South Asian writing community.

Older People Do Reinvent Themselves: Jenny Bhatt Interviewed by Anjali Enjeti
Each Of Us Killers by Jenny Bhatt

How life transitions inspire literature and what it means to build South Asian writing community.

A Subject of Speculation: Stephanie LaCava Interviewed by Katie Ebbitt
The Superrationals by Stephanie LaCava

On process, inspiration, and the psychoanalytic underpinnings of The Superrationals.

Little Beast by C Pam Zhang
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At thirteen, I felt my body slopping. Though I sat in the middle of the nurse’s height-weight chart, though I’d memorized the textbook diagram with its cake-like cross-section of flesh (epidermis, dermis, hypodermis stippled yellow with fat), my problem went deeper than biology.

The Queer Continuum: Emily Hashimoto Interviewed by CQ
A World Between by Emily Hashimoto

If When Harry Met Sally was a lesbian rom-com novel, this would be it.

Three Poems by Stephanie Jean
Poetry Contest Blocks

Increasingly, poems reach me physically, testing my physical and emotional boundaries—looking for places they might get inside, frequencies at which I might hear, poking at sensuous dead zones.

The Words Will Find Their Place: Adania Shibli Interviewed by Mireille Juchau
Minor Detail by Adania Shibli

Writing from Palestine about trauma and the complacency of language.

Lovely to Have Your Dead (But Not Only): Jessica Lanay Interviewed by Chiwan Choi
Jessica Lanay Cover

The poet on her new book, maps as bodily marks, falling apart, and putting the pieces back together.

A Room with a View: Sigrid Nunez & Aimee Bender
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Join us as we celebrate Sigrid Nunez’s new novel, What Are You Going Through.

Nathalie Léger by Amanda DeMarco
Nathalie Leger Triptych Revised 2

The archivist and writer’s recently translated triptych fuses autofiction, essay, and criticism to study the complex lives of three female artists in the public eye.

A Voice That Will Carry a Feeling: Sejal Shah Interviewed by Rudri Bhatt Patel
This Is One Way To Dance

A memoir that challenges stereotypes, celebrates dance, and reflects on loss.

from The Caretaker by Doon Arbus
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The tour’s route never varies. Twice a day the caretaker of the Morgan Foundation must retrace his steps with a new eclectic band of strangers in tow.

Metabolizing Everything Through Humor: Greg Mania Interviewed by Kristen Arnett
Greg Mania

How a collection of funny stories became a memoir about coming out, partying hard, and committing to the kid’s menu.

Police Brutality Is Not the Only Honorable Way For Black People to Die by Matthew Thompson
Black Lives

I am in the shower washing off the day’s yard work. Mid-scrub I realize I missed a Black Lives Matter Cleveland rally in support of defunding the police. Relief pours over me.

The Fire in Her: Tana Wojczuk Interviewed by Rachel Riederer
Lady Romeo by Tana Wojczuk

On researching a nineteenth-century actress and her risk-taking, gender-bending life.

The Novel is a Form that Allows for Chaos: Katy Simpson Smith Interviewed by Michael Zapata
The Everlasting Katy Simpson Smith

On writing a heartbroken Satan and digging through the rubble of history.

From Angels & Saints by Eliot Weinberger
Angels & Saints
Four Poems by Yi Sang
Yi Cover

Yi Sang (1910–1937) was a poet and a short story writer during the Japanese occupation of Korea. Despite his brief literary career, he left behind perhaps the most influential body of work in modern Korean literature.

Rainald Goetz’s Rave by Shivani Radhakrishnan
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“With my straight razor, I unmask the lie,” Rainald Goetz read at a literary prize competition in 1983. Then, Goetz picked up a blade and sliced open his forehead, nonchalant.

Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Word Book (Translated by Bettina Funcke) by Corina Copp
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Tilda Swinton once said in an interview, referring to her collaborator Derek Jarman, director of Wittgenstein (1993): “He was the material of his own work.”

The Extreme and the Elemental by Beth Bachmann & Nick Flynn
ExtremeandElemental

A collaborative piece on the elements.

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