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James Ellroy on his novels: “If you’re confused about something in one of my books, you’ve just got to realize, Ellroy’s a master, and if I’m not following it, it’s my problem.”
Frederick Seidel on the Art of Poetry: “I like to hear the sound of form, and I like to hear the sound of it breaking.”
New stories by Sam Shepard, Richard Powers, and Mark Slouka.
Streetscapes from fifties New York.
A dispatch from North Korea from Barbara Demick.
Plus poems from Elizabeth Arnold and Timothy Donnelly and newly translated work by Rainer Maria Rilke.
Mark Slouka, Crossing Full Text
James Ellroy, The Art of Fiction No. 201 Full Text
Elizabeth Arnold, Effacement
Timothy Donnelly, Globus Hystericus Full Text
Rainer Maria Rilke, Interiors Full Text