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Tony Kushner on the art of theater: “As a playwright, you are a torturer of actors and of the audience as well. You inflict things on people.” And Wallace Shawn: “When I wrote my first play I read it to myself, and I immediately thought, Well writing plays—this is what I want to do for the rest of my life.”
New fiction from Sam Lipsyte and Ann Beattie. Essays by Davy Rothbart, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, Rich Cohen, and J.D. Daniels. A portfolio of animals and nudes by Walton Ford and Ryan McGinley, curated by Waris Ahluwalia.
Poems by Sophie Cabot Black, Roberto Bolaño, Raúl Zurita, John Ashbery, Octavio Paz, Lucie Brock-Broido, David Ferry, and Virgil.
Tony Kushner, The Art of Theater No. 16 Full Text
Wallace Shawn, The Art of Theater No. 17 Full Text
John Ashbery, Three Poems
Sophie Cabot Black, Online Again
Lucie Brock-Broido, Posthumous Seduction
David Ferry, That Now Are Wild and Do Not Remember
Octavio Paz, Target Practice
Virgil, From the 'Aeneid,' Book VI Full Text
Raúl Zurita, The Pacific Is the Sky
Waris Ahluwalia, Walton Ford and Ryan McGinley
J. D. Daniels, Letter from Majorca Full Text
Davy Rothbart, Human Snowball