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Paying Attention to Human Failure: Peg Alford Pursell Interviewed by Taylor Larsen
A Girl Goes Into The Forest

The writer on her new collection of seventy-eight stories, lyrical compression, and protecting artistic inner silence.

From My Mother Laughs by Chantal Akerman
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“I preferred that others not be neglected but found the neglected gender suited me better than the not-neglected genders. I found my neglected gender to have a certain style. A style I like.”

Where You Surprise Yourself: Peter Rock Interviewed by Leni Zumas
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“Some of the best nonfiction is now being written as fiction.” Peter Rock on his new novel, The Night Swimmers.

Laker Gold by Kwame Opoku-Duku
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Laker gold is how Pops describes it. To Little Man, though, that motherfucker is yellow. Canary yellow and dirty. Little Man knows it’s a Westview Public Works truck, even though the WPW tag was zig-zagged over with black spray paint.

Genres as Lenses: Namwali Serpell Interviewed by Ryan Chapman
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The Zambian novelist on using tropes to upend them, the power of mistakes, writing female desire, and more.

Privilege is Political: On Madhuri Vijay’s The Far Field by Naheed Patel
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Confronting the violent politics of a homeland.

Issue #146: from Return to the Yakne Chitto by Monique Verdin & Raymond Jackson
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From Return to the Yakne Chitto: Houma Migrations (Neighborhood Story Project, University of New Orleans Press, 2019), a collaborative ethnography of Houma lifeways at the ends of the Louisiana bayou.

Alicia Kopf by Mara Faye Lethem
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The author and translator of Brother in Ice confront Romantic notions of genius, dysfunctional family expectations, and other challenges to self expression.

An Invitation from Vaginal Davis by Ashley Stull Meyers
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Creating family and language through dance.

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