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Editor's Choice


Alex Balgiu and Mónica de la Torre’s Women in Concrete Poetry: 1959–1979

by Ted Dodson


Matt Keegan’s 1996

by Charity Coleman


Caroline Catz’s Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and the Legendary Tapes

by Max Pearl


Artavazd Pelechian’s Nature

by Nicholas Elliott


Black Unity Trio’s Al-Fatihah

by Matthew Rivera


André Breton and Philippe Soupault’s The Magnetic Fields

by Marko Gluhaich


Douglas Crimp’s Dance Dance Film Essays

by Rosalyn Deutsche



Interviews


ART: Mary Lovelace O’Neal

by Suzanne Jackson


ART: Walton Ford

by Andrés Reséndez


LITERATURE: Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

by Amy Gall


MUSIC: Tashi Dorji and Aaron Turner


ART: Guadalupe Maravilla

by Janine Antoni


FILM: The Ross Brothers

by RaMell Ross


LITERATURE: Danielle Evans

by Jamel Brinkley



Fiction


I Fall Asleep Watching Home Videos and Dream

by Langston Cotman


Sundown at the Eternal Staircase

by GennaRose Nethercott


Three Boyfriends

by Brontez Purnell



Poetry


Two Poems

by Rae Armantrout


Compass Poems

by Allison Parrish


Four Poems

by Imani Elizabeth Jackson



Comic


Chess

by Michael DeForge



Project


Cookbooklets

by Dindga McCannon and LeonRaymond Mitchell



Journal

Protest Drawings

by Steve Mumford

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Editor's Choice

Alex Balgiu and Mónica de la Torre’s Women in Concrete Poetry: 1959–1979 by Ted Dodson

In the series of images, de Barros licks a typewriter’s keys, then its typebars, before becoming increasingly ensnared by the typewriter.

Matt Keegan’s 1996 by Charity Coleman
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A sleek but sensitive compendium of cultural production and politics three years in the making and spanning more than two decades.

Caroline Catz’s Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and the Legendary Tapes by Max Pearl
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TV shows and films about alternate dimensions or alien planets are only convincing when paired with sounds that also seem otherworldly.

Artavazd Pelechian’s Nature by Nicholas Elliott
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Artavazd Pelechian’s Nature is not about the end of the world, but you could be forgiven for thinking otherwise.

Black Unity Trio’s Al-Fatihah by Matthew Rivera
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Reissued for the first time after fifty years, the Black Unity Trio’s rare and explosive free jazz album Al-Fatihah still resonates with the sounds of solidarity amid a scene of intense political struggle.

André Breton and Philippe Soupault’s The Magnetic Fields by Marko Gluhaich
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In 1919, André Breton and Philippe Soupault were coming of age in the wake of World War I and the Spanish influenza pandemic.

Douglas Crimp’s Dance Dance Film Essays by Rosalyn Deutsche
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At some point in the late ’70s, when Douglas Crimp and I were art history doctoral students at the Graduate Center, CUNY, he invited me to the ballet.

Interviews

The Ross Brothers by RaMell Ross

The filmmakers question the conventions of documentation with work that seeks transparency and authenticity outside of the fiction–nonfiction dichotomy.

Mary Lovelace O’Neal by Suzanne Jackson
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The painters, who met in 1973, reflect on their experiences with student protests, the Black Panthers, and the pressure to be a “bigger guy” than their male counterparts.

Walton Ford by Andrés Reséndez
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The painter and the historian find common ground by unearthing narrative histories that have been overlooked and nearly forgotten.

Tashi Dorji and Aaron Turner
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In a two-way interview, the musicians talk about their approach to metal and improvisational music that navigates chaos and the division between genres.

Guadalupe Maravilla by Janine Antoni
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By embracing the rituals of healing, Maravilla’s sculptures have taken on new meaning—and dimensions—in response to the pandemic.

Danielle Evans by Jamel Brinkley
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In Evans’s first interview before the release of her new and unintentionally prescient collection, The Office of Historical Corrections, she discusses humor, power, and replicas of the Titanic.

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore by Amy Gall
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With her latest book, The Freezer Door, Sycamore breaks down language and genre to confront intimacy, the politics of gay bars, and to find the communities we desire.

Fiction

I Fall Asleep Watching Home Videos and Dream by Langston Cotman

Sundown at the Eternal Staircase by GennaRose Nethercott
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Three Boyfriends by Brontez Purnell
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A preview of Brontez Purnell’s upcoming collection, 100 Boyfriends.

Poetry

Compass Poems by Allison Parrish

To create her compass poems, poet and programmer Allison Parrish trained a machine learning model with two parts: one spells words based on how they sound, and the other sounds out words based on how they’re spelled.

Four Poems by Imani Elizabeth Jackson
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Two Poems by Rae Armantrout
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Comic

Chess by Michael DeForge

Journal

Protest Drawings by Steve Mumford