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Two Poems by Matthew Gavin Frank
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Broken, the madrilenial butterfly finally suckles / from the dime blood at the ankle of the tube sock.

You Have to Get Their Attention: An Interview with Rachel Lyon by Ryan Spencer
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The debut novelist of Self-Portrait with Boy on the DUMBO of the 1990s, accidental art, and the importance of being unladylike. 

Drone Cinema: on Abbas Kiarostami’s 24 Frames by Steve Macfarlane
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The late Iranian filmmaker’s final work is an ethereal study of the mechanics of cinema.

Tour by Klaus Kertess

The story’s “contents” are spun from actual events: in August 1973, Klaus flies to Los Angeles to meet his then-partner, Lynda Benglis (referred to as “Her”), who was to drive cross-country with him back to New York. Instead, he drives back alone, lost in a disputatious reverie circling around language, Gertrude Stein, modernist literature, mapmaking, and the act of writing.

One Poem by Max Ritvo
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I remember your torso locked in a twill shell. / I remember the same rotating body bare. / Is my sadness ever any different?

An Entire Family Disappears by Gunnhild Øyehaug
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THE GRANDUNCLE (stands up in the middle of the wake. Taps his glass with a spoon)

George Saunders by Sam Lipsyte
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Historical analogies between the Civil War period and our own time are plentiful in a conversation about the author’s much-anticipated first novel, Lincoln in the Bardo.

How to Suffer Well by Charlotte Lieberman
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On Max Ritvo’s Four Reincarnations

Two Books by C.D. Wright by Ariana Reines
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I saw C.D. Wright at a party once. I wasn’t her friend or her student. She was beautiful and graceful; something girlish about her face under the white hair.

Carver & Cobain by David Means

A few years ago, I drafted two linked stories, one about Kurt Cobain and the other about Raymond Carver. Both grew up in the Pacific Northwest. Both had fathers who worked at a sawmill. Both were, in one way or another, working-class kids. 

Patrick Angus in Arkansas
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“A kind of home museum, starting with the garage.”

Yorgos Lanthimos by Peter Strickland
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The Dogtooth filmmaker talks about The Lobster, finding the right tone, and the state of Greek cinema.

Scott Cheshire by Ryan Chapman
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“Post-love, post-work, post-faith, post-home. What’s left?”

Outline for Novel I Will One Day Be Struck Dead While Reading by Blake Butler

Blue window where we waited for you.

I Am Not Dead, Yet: A Mesostic for Janet Fanjón by John Pluecker
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I sit down this morning to write about this image. This image—which might be a poem—that I made as the result of an experiment.

Portfolio by Olivia Erlanger

There will come soft rains.

Three Stories by Chiara Barzini

The Tenants

Things were happening. It was festive and official: everyone in the building was allowed to take the elevator. 

A Raven on the Snow by Patricio Pron
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That winter the city was full of ravens. 

Matthew Barney and Gaspar Noé
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“My addiction has to do with performance, with creating a very real situation and then dealing with all the physical problems surrounding it.” —Matthew Barney

Kai Althoff by David Grubbs
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Althoff engages multiple art modes—from painting to making music, as a band member of Workshop and under the pseudonym Fanal.

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