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David Grossman on the art of fiction: “I take literature seriously. You're dealing with explosives.”
August Kleinzahler on Robert Frost: “his voice is attractively American: just your average metaphysical New Hampshire dirt farmer, nothin' fancy.”
New stories from Stephen King, J. Robert Lennon, and Richard Price.
Fall poetry featuring August Kleinzahler, David Lehman, Marilyn Chin, and Edward Nobles.
Plus Pablo Escobar's life in photographs, doodles from the notebooks of James Merrill, and debut fiction from Danielle Evans.
Richard Price, Night Fishing on the Delancey
Marilyn Chin, Lantau
Rob Dennis, Unrequited II
H. L. Hix, If in Silhouette against a Summer Sunset an Amish Horse and Wagon Cross a Bridge over the Interstate, Heading North at Their Own Pace, Then
MC Hyland, The Book of the Desert Full Text
August Kleinzahler, Orientation Weekend Full Text
David Lehman, Paris, 1971
Roger Mitchell, Giving a Box of Books Away
Edward Nobles, American Shaving
Lisa Russ Spaar, The Geese
James Merrill, The Doodler
James Mollison, Bandit