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An interview with Annie Proulx: “The challenge is to make something that could be a novel but that works better as a short story, and to know the difference.”
John Banville on his novels: “They’re an embarrassment and a deep source of shame. They’re better than everybody else’s, of course, but not good enough for me.”
New poems and collages by John Ashbery.
Werner Herzog's journals from the Amazon basin.
New fiction by Jesse Ball, Philip Gourevitch, Caitlin Horrocks, and James Lasdun.
Photos by Lena Herzog, and spring poetry from David Wagoner, Ron Slate, and more.
Jesse Ball, Plainface
Philip Gourevitch, Enough
Caitlin Horrocks, At the Zoo Full Text
James Lasdun, The Hollow Full Text
Annie Proulx, The Art of Fiction No. 199 Full Text
John Ashbery, Six Poems
T. Zachary Cotler, Beautiful without Money
Laurie Sheck, Notes on the Beauty of Randomness and Chance
Ron Slate, The Great Wave Full Text
David Wagoner, Photographing Snakes
Lena Herzog, Incompatible with Life