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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

Sound Over Sense by Marjorie Welish
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Syntactical adventure and rolling ruminations in Clark Coolidge: Selected Poems 1962–1985

Sex, Tattoos, & Geocatastrophe by Lauren LeBlanc
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Freeing Joan of Arc from her Catholic trappings in Lidia Yuknavitch’s The Book of Joan

Shadow Selves by Frances Richard
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Palimpsests and invocation in Marjorie Welish’s So What So That

Hunger for Wholeness by Jenessa Abrams
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Deconstructing self-made myths in Melissa Febos’s Abandon Me

Rachel Cusk by Alex Zafiris
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“For these books to work, the reader needs to play at least some role in the ‘writing’ of them.”

Macho Memoirs by Daniel Pearce
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Taking writing to the mat in J.D. Daniels’s The Correspondence

Two Texts by Maxwell Paparella

Right now, they (they being a company, unnamed) are at work on a new operating system. It will be completely intuitive, they say, so much so that it does away with the need for thought or reference.

Fanny’s Lament (More Experimental Animals) by Thalia Field

It was with the printing press and Enlightenment science that history first demarcated itself from literature as a field of knowledge founded on scientific principles and archival methods.

from The Selected Works of Abdullah (the Cossack) by H. M. Naqvi

One afternoon during the Holy Month, I have that indistinct but unmistakable sensation that I am being followed.

Two Poems by Frances Richard

“I was afraid, for awhile, that I might kill someone. Everyone
does, at a distance. But I never killed anyone, though that was only
personally.” (Alice Notley, “In the Pines,” 2007)

Castaways in Paradise | “Passing Through: None” by Sun Yung Shin

“What brings you here,” he asked.
“What do you seek in this high tower,
Phaëthon—you, an heir no parent would
deny?”

Four Poems by Claire Donato
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I am in the Void 
I sd to my friend 
To which he responded 
How was your day

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