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To Change the Shape of the Brain in the Heart: A Conversation by John James & Rob Schlegel
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The poets on their latest collections, the texture of language, and work that pulls the rug from under us.

Cecilia Vicuña by Elianna Kan
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The poet and artist invokes ancient matriarchal cultures, Indigenous folkways, and the speculative capacities of language so that we might rediscover our kinship with nature.

Resisting Oblivion: Lena Herzog Interviewed by Kellylouise Delaney
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Documenting disappearing languages.

The Energy Between Words: Emmalea Russo Interviewed by Ariel Yelen
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The poet on the physicality of language, making a process to mess it up, and curiosity as optimism.

Issue #145: Ann Hamilton and Audra Wolowiec
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Reassembled fragments of texts and vocalizations invite audiences into the immersive installations of these two artists.

Three Poems by Rachel Alexandra Kass
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Lying on the couch all day glass of water a highly disgusting smoothie four coloring books, / a myriad of psychiatric and “anti-inflammatory” medication / anti-inflammatory Jewish history books / anti-inflammatory pretzel sticks / anti-inflammatory medicinal cannabis 

The Self Is a Fiction: Jenny Xie Interviewed by Mariam Rahmani
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The poet on the politics of the gaze, the migratory act of reading, the anxiety of bilingualism, and the universality of shame.

Supple Language: Jesse Chun Interviewed by Hannah Stamler
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Disfiguring the hegemony of standard English.

Joseph Keckler by Olivia Laing
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Writer and vocalist Keckler performs impersonations of obscure larger-than-life personalities he meets. In her first novel, Laing impersonates Kathy Acker.

Artificial Languages: An Interview with Matthew Baker by K.C. Mead-Brewer
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The writer on his short story collection, Hybrid Creatures, and using mathematical equations, HTML code, music symbols, and propositional logic to build narratives.

One Piece: Linger Longer by Samuel Jablon
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The artist talks about the genesis, composition, and execution of a recently completed work.

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. 

Damnation by Christine Wertheim
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“To a small village, at the end of winter, comes a mysterious package addressed to no one.” Thus begins Damnation, Janice’s Lee’s new novella. 

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.

Amina Cain & Renee Gladman
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Lingering with a moment, operating in the dark, and moving through membranes.

On Inscrutability: William Forsythe’s Sider by Emily Hoffman
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Emily Hoffman on the broken patterns in William Forsythe’s Sider, a work that conjures and contends with Elizabethan tragedy.

Three Poems by Jennifer Kronovet

Ten Ways to Mourn a Dead Language

1. Intersperse words from the dead language into your speech. When asked the meaning of the dead words say, I never said that.

Paper Clip #32 by Jacob Forrest Severn
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Paper Clip is a weekly compilation of online articles, artifacts and other—old, new, and sometimes BOMB-related.

Nature Theater of Oklahoma by Lauren Bakst
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Kelly Copper and Pavol Liska of Nature Theater of Oklahoma on their series Life & Times, new episodes of which will be presented this September by FIAF as a part of its Crossing the Line festival.

Two Stories by Thomas Israel Hopkins

An Obstacle to Empathy

I am conducting an interview with a general who is in the process of authorizing an invasion of a country that borders both his and mine.

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