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A one-year subscription to the American Reader. Click above, and receive six issues of the literary magazine that “encapsulates the spirit of the age.” Each issue includes a signature mix of award-winning poetry, fiction, translation, reviews, critical essays, and more!

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In our Vol. 2, No. 1 issue, we featured: 

+ New poetry from Eileen Myles, Dana Ward, and Alice Notley.

+ Fiction from Stephen Dixon, Colin Winnette, Matt Bell, and Hillery Hugg.

+ A wandering, meditative interview with Hungarian author Ion Grigorescu, conducted by László Krasznahorkai, author of Seiobo There Below.

+ New literature from Romania: poetry by Daniel Bănulescu, Mihail Gălățanu, and Simona Popescu, and fiction by Cosmin Perța and Gherasim Luca.

+ Book Reviews: on Jonathan Littell’s The Fata Morgana Books and a new poetry round-up.




In our Vol. 1, No. 9 issue, we featured:

+  New Poetry by Ann Lauterbach, John Ashbery, and Rae Armantrout.

+ Three short stories by Diane Williams and Zachary Tyler Vickers’ “Karst.”

+ An essay from Peter Sloterdijk’s Nietzsche Apostle.

+ Literature from Romania: A short story from Răzvan Petrescu and four poems by Ion Mureșan.

+ Book Reviews: on László Krasznahorkai’s Seibo Down Below, Javier Marías’s The Infatuations, Denise Levertov’s Collected Poems, and Jonathan Lethem’s Dissident Gardens.

+ A selection of Noh stories from The Tilted Cup by Paul Griffiths.




In our Vol. 1, No. 8 issue, we featured:

+ New Poetry from Diana M. ChienJoseph Di PriscoKeith RatzlaffLaurie Saurborn Young, and Dagmara Kraus’ “Gloomerang”.

+ Short stories by Robert Lopez and David Nutt.

+ An essay on the state of modern education by Houman Harouni.

+ Literature from Turkey: A selection of poems from Turkey’s Garip Movement, a poem from İlhan Berk, and a short story from Ersan Üldes.

+ Book Reviews: on Thomas Pynchon’s Bleeding Edge and a new poetry round-up.




In our Vol. 1, No. 7 issue, we featured:

+  New Poetry by Jon Cotner, Jeff Dolven, and Adam Fitzgerald

+ Short stories by Bryan Hurt and Blake Butler, as well as Robert Coover’s haunting story, “The Goldilocks Variations.”

+ A revealing interview with Donald Katz, CEO and Founder of

+ Literature from Turkey: Three stories from acclaimed mid-century writer Sait Faik Abasıyanık and an excerpt from Deer Curses by Murathan Mungan

+ Book Reviews: on Rachel Kushner’s The Flamethrowers, Tao Lin’s Taipei, and Giorgio Vasta’s Time On My Hands.




In our Vol. 1, No. 5/6 issue, we featured:

+ Four portfolios of new poetry: Jacqueline WatersMatthew RohrerLiam Hysjulien, and Jameson Fitzpatrick.

+ Short stories by Otto JaffeJoyce Carol OatesRamon Isao, as well as Carmen Maria Machado’s incantatory novella, Especially Heinous: 272 Views of Law & Order SVU.

+ The final chapter of AisthesisJacques Rancière’s magnum opus on aesthetics and politics, with an introduction by Jonathon Kyle Sturgeon. 

+ New literature from South Korea: poetry by Hwang Byeong-seung and Moon Tae-jun, and fiction by Park Min-gyu and Kim Aeran, with an introduction by Jenny Wang Medina.

+ Book Reviews: on Francesco Pacifico’s The Story of My Purity, Anne Carson’s Red Doc>, A. G. Porta’s The No World Concerto, Ray Amorisi’s Lazarus, Charles Bernstein’s Recalculating, and Nicolas Hundley’s The Revolver in the Hive




In our Vol. 1, No. 4 issue, we featured:

+ The third and final installment of HENRYTOWN, a novella by Chris Erickson, as well as short stories by Brian Evenson and Jon Steinhagen.

+ Three portfolios of new poetry: a delightful, disturbed poem from Anne Carson, a terrifying suite of verse from Hungarian master, Szilárd Borbély, and a curated portfolio of “carpentry” poetry curated by Yusef Komunyakaa.

Vanessa Veselka‘s revealing inquiry into the lack of female road narratives in the American literary tradition, and the consequences of that lack.

+ New Italian literature: a short story by Davide Orecchio, and poetry from Patrizia Cavalli and Antonella Anedda.

+ Book Reviews: on Will Self’s Umbrella and Peter Dimock’s George Anderson: Notes for a Love Song in Imperial Time




In our Vol. 1, No. 3 issue, we featured:  

+ New Italian Literature: including poetry by Amelia Rosselli and—the issue’s centerpiece—the chilling, surreal Lampedusa Beach, a one-act play by Lina Prosa

Short stories from Joe Wenderoth and Yelena Akhtiorskaya, as well as the second installment of HENRYTOWN, a novella by Chris Erickson

+ A portfolio of new poetry by Matt Hart, as well as a portfolio of documentary poetry curated byEleni Sikelianos, and featuring work by C.D. Wright, Deborah Luster, M. Nourbese Philip, Cole Swenson, Nan Burton and Layli Long Soldier. 

+ Essays: Stanley Corngold on Kafka, risk, and The Metamorphosis; and famed Brazilian literary criticRoberto Schwarz on ‘The Dialectic of Roguery’ and literary form.

+ Book Reviews: on Bilge Karasu’s A Long Day’s Evening; Chico Buarque’s Split Milk; Marie Chaix’sSilences, or A Woman’s Life; and Quim Monzó’s A Thousand Morons




In our Vol. 1, No. 2 issue, we featured: 

+ A disquieting, masterfully rendered one-act play by Yusef Komunyakaa. 

Short stories from Rebecca Curtis and Amelia Gray, as well as the first installment of HENRYTOWN, a novella by Chris Erickson

+ Three portfolios of new poetry: from Paul MuldoonMatthea Harvery, and Daniel Aaron

+ New Russian literature: a short story by newcomer Igor Savelyev, and poems from Arkadii Dragomoshchenko, translated by Eugene Ostashevsky and Bela Shayevich. 

James Baldwin‘s incisive, prescient essay, “A Stranger in the Village.” 

+ Book Reviews: on Mark Z. Danielewski’s The Fifty Year Sword; William Gillespie’s Keyhole Factory; and a critical round-up of new poetry collections. 




In our Vol. 1, No. 1 issue, we featured:

+ Three short stories: the wrenching and incantatory “Talk” by Stephen Dixon; the chilly, enigmatic “The Mary Casket” by Jason Schwartz; and a renegade Western—all grit and metaphysics—“West of the Known” by newcomer Chanelle Benz.

+ Three portfolios of new poetry: from Dean Young and Maureen McLane, and a portfolio of new “political” poems curated by Joshua Clover.

+ Two Russian short stories: by Olga Slavnikova and Denis Osokin.

+ Essay: William J. Maxwell on FBI surveillance of African American literary production during the Hoover era.

+ Book Reviews: on Michael Chabon’s Telegraph Avenue; Frederick Seidel’s Nice Weather; César Aira’s The Miracle Cures of Dr. Aira;  and the first of a monthly critical round-up of new poetry collections, penned by senior editor Cat Richardson.