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+ 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 ninth 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 eighth issue, we featured:
+ New Poetry from Diana M. Chien, Joseph Di Prisco, Keith Ratzlaff, Laurie 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 seventh 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 Audible.com.
+ 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 fifth/sixth issue, we featured:
+ Four portfolios of new poetry: Jacqueline Waters, Matthew Rohrer, Liam Hysjulien, and Jameson Fitzpatrick.
+ Short stories by Otto Jaffe, Joyce Carol Oates, Ramon Isao, as well as Carmen Maria Machado’s incantatory novella, Especially Heinous: 272 Views of Law & Order SVU.
+ The final chapter of Aisthesis, Jacques 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 fourth 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 third 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 second 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 Muldoon, Matthea 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 first 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.