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A Quiet Barometer of What’s Wrong: Nikki Darling Interviewed by Cooper Lee Bombardier
Fade Into You

The novelist on living in liminal spaces, Los Angeles in the `90s, and using Ponyboy as inspiration.

Sesshu Foster’s City of the Future by Ammiel Alcalay
City of the Future

I first encountered Sesshu Foster through his cotranslation of Juan Felipe Herrera’s masterpiece Akrilica and an anthology he coedited, Invocation L.A.: Urban Multicultural Poetry. It was 1990: I’d just returned from six years of intense political and cultural involvement outside the US. The Gulf War was right on the horizon, and in the hyper-stratified world of US poetry, where class and cosmos had taken backseats to an almost purely theoretical politics and poetics, I was in search of allies and kindred spirits. With Foster’s work, I felt I’d struck pay dirt.

Ottessa Moshfegh by Benjamin Nugent

The author discusses her forthcoming novel My Year of Rest and Relaxation, fiction as impetus for personal change, and the inhumanity of the creative class.

Simone Forti by Tashi Wada​
45 Forti Molimo Copy

On the release of Al Di Là, a collection of her sound works, Forti guides us through her decades-long practice of observation, intuition, and kinaesthetic awareness.

Stormy Weather: on Andrew Durbin’s MacArthur Park by Evan Moffitt
Andrew Durbin Book 01

A globe-hopping novel ruminates on drift and disaster.

Anthony Hernandez by Stephen Hilger
Anthony Hernandez Bomb 13

“The idea is that you have to find it—and you have to walk to discover what’s there.”

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