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R. Crumb on the art of comics: “I am a bookmaker. I see blank books, I want to fill them—notebooks, sketchbooks, blank pages.”
David Mitchell on the art of fiction: “the universe needs to contrive circumstances to stop me writing.”
New fiction by Geek Love author Katherine Dunn, Colum McCann, Ann Beattie, and more.
Memoir by Wenguang Huang and Victor LaValle, and a dispatch from the North Atlantic by Julia Whitty.
Poems by Jorie Graham, Matthew Zapruder, and Cynthia Zarin.
Plus photographer Jeff Antebi in Haiti; a summer poetry showcase; and more.
Ann Beattie, Hoodie in Xanadu Full Text
R. Crumb, The Art of Comics No. 1 Full Text
Peg Boyers, At the Guggenheim Museum, Venice
Ron De Maris, Old Cadillac
Jorie Graham, Three Poems
James Longenbach, Knowledge
Deborah Pease, Self-Portrait in Iceland Full Text
Deborah Pease, Sheep in Landscape
Julia Story, Four Poems