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Abbigail N. Rosewood’s If I Had Two Lives by Yasmin Roshanian
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In New York, everything sounds back to Vietnam…

Nina Hoss by Nicholas Elliott
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A German play based on a French memoir reflects on the global Left’s abandonment of the working class—and finds additional significance in the Age of Trump.

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins by Hilton Als​
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The playwright discusses his formative years, rejuvenation of historical material, and how race is coded into theatergoing itself.

Furniture, Table, Chair, Shelves by Amina Cain

There is a tone I want, but I don’t know how to get it. 

from As Flies to Whatless Boys by Robert Antoni
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As Kings Wharf remained congested with packets off-loading the first class—and the morning slipping away fast—Papee made arrangements with a fisherman, hailed over to the side of the Rosalind, to row us ashore in his small pirogue.

Gonçalo M. Tavares by Pedro Sena Nunes
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“We face the book when reading. We do not read out of the corner of our eyes; to read is to turn the body toward the letter.”

Shellhouse by Shane Jones
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Men in pig masks snort moon off a marble table then strap on metallic suits with honeycomb wire wings, oxygen canisters tight on their backs, and fly upward and pull the screen-for-sky across the sky. 

Three Stories by James Yeh
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Tour

I’m giving my parents the tour. 

Submergence by J.M. Ledgard

He had lain down beside the trench and had a dream so lifelike he could not believe it was his alone.

The Chosen One by Luis Negrón
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Ever since I was little I’ve heard my mother tell the story, more than once, that when they presented me at church, barely forty days old, the preacher predicted that I would not be like other boys, that every step I took would be a step toward Jehovah.

So I Went Away by Scott McClanahan
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I went away from this place and I lived somewhere else. 

Exodus by Lars Iyer
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He has things to tell me, W. says when I meet him at Newcastle airport in the morning. Great things!

The Pharmacist’s Mate by Amy Fusselman
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What is it about my dad being dead that I can’t say it enough? 

Six Poems by Adam Fitzgerald
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ONCE MORE, WITH FEELING

HYDROPHOBE BORN UNDER WATER

Underfed by Susan Steinberg
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; there was the time I stood outside; it had snowed the night before; 

Backyard Man by Sean Madigan Hoen
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Gordon zipped closed the pup tent’s interior window and cranked the activator on the bug bomb he’d set atop his sleeping bag.

First Order of Decay by Amy Benson
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Rumors circulated. Interns quit. 

Battleborn, Homebound: Claire Vaye Watkins by Rachel Mercer
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Rachel Mercer speaks with author Claire Vaye Watkins about her first collection of short stories, Battleborn, and about home, homesickness, and moving on.

The Oracle Cubs by Nora Clancy
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On a quiet street in Long Island City sits a modern-day oracle, a play space and pilgrimage mecca for a new group of creative intellectuals.

For Friendship, Untie A Knot: Lars Iyer by Melissa Seley
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Melissa Seley speaks with author Lars Iyer about his trilogy of novels, SpuriousDogma, and the forthcoming Exodus.

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