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Real Worlds and Dream Worlds: Amy Fusselman by Matvei Yankelevich
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The writer on the space between poetry and prose, how fighting is like dancing, and the resonant symbolism of the idiophone.

A World Without the Present: on Yoko Tawada’s The Emissary by J.W. McCormack
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The novelist’s latest imagines an apocalypse that feels all too likely.

A Taxonomy of Refusal: On Anne Boyer’s A Handbook of Disappointed Fate by Julia Bosson
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Essays that investigate the poetics of “no.”

Introductions by Kate Zambreno
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A collaboration between B. Ingrid Olson and Kate Zambreno.

On the Chaos of Bodies: David Grubbs and John Sparagana in Conversation
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The collaborators on riots, punk, Richter, and the new book Now that the audience is assembled.

The Frays of Life: On Julián Herbert’s Tomb Song by Hunter Braithwaite
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Autofiction that explores the borderland between memoir and vision quest.

“Truth Is Never the Whole Truth” and Other Aphorisms by Muriel Spark
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February 1 marked the centenary of Muriel Spark’s birth, and we’re celebrating with a selection of the British master’s aphorisms, notes, and observations.

At the Peephole by Nuar Alsadir
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Years ago, desperate to find a babysitter in a short period of time, I joined two local parents’ groups on the web and remained subscribed to them long after my situation had been resolved. 

On a Street by Constance DeJong

You are on a sidewalk packed and fierce and fueled by desire greed ambition come on come on miracle.

Looking Back on 2017: Literature
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Featuring selections by Justin Taylor, Shelly Oria, Mary Walling Blackburn, Kevin Killian, Barry Schwabsky, John Freeman, and more.

Nebulous Geography: On Renee Gladman’s Houses of Ravicka by J.W. McCormack
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The imagined city from Gladman’s Ravicka series is as elusive as human self-hood. 

Those Million Things: Sung Yim’s What About the Rest of Your Life by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
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Writing personal and generational trauma. 

Gloss by Leah Dworkin
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I say something about the time and he replies, “I cannot sleep in this lifeless room, I can’t, I can’t. I won’t. You can’t make me.”

Writing Anti-Stories: an Interview with Roberta Allen by John Zinsser
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“When we really like a book, it’s often because its rhythm is similar to our own—to our heartbeat, our breathing, the way we walk. I think that’s what draws us to certain writers and not to others even though we know they are great.”

Paul Kingsnorth’s Beast by Tyler Curtis
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The Wake—Paul Kingsnorth’s 2014 debut novel, which chronicles the life of an Anglo-Saxon during the Norman Conquest—has since gained a disturbing resonance with the recent surge and codification of nationalism that is Brexit.

The Form Vampire: An Interview with Carmen Maria Machado by Liza St. James
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“Our bodies are graveyards of cells, the source of art, inherently finite, constantly decaying.”

Dance of the Self: On John Haskell’s The Complete Ballet by Will Harrison
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Noir, Balanchine, and an escape from the conventional novel.

The Writer and The Terrorist: on Antonio Muñoz Molina’s Like a Fading Shadow by Will Augerot
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The Spanish novelist confronts the monstrosity of James Earl Ray.

Eric Baudelaire by Benoît Rossel
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Inspired by Japanese “landscape theory,” a Parisian artist-filmmaker explains why he prefers to show us the world as his subjects see it.

Excavating Memory by Alexander Pines
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Moving toward a poetics of grief in Kate Zambreno’s Book of Mutter

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