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James Fenton on the art of poetry: “What happened to poetry in the twentieth century was that it began to be written for the page.” And Roberto Calasso on the art of fiction: “The author is the successor of the saint, everyone respects the author.”
New fiction from Sam Savage, Ottessa Moshfegh, David Gordon, Peter Orner, and Jim Gavin. A portfolio of poems by Daniel Handler and illustrations by Maira Kalman, and a selection of collages by Jess.
Poems by Bernadette Mayer, James Fenton, Jason Zuzga, August Kleinzahler, George Seferis, and new translations of Guillaume Apollinaire.
Ottessa Moshfegh, Disgust Full Text
James Fenton, The Art of Poetry No. 96 Full Text
August Kleinzahler, The Rapture of Vachel Lindsay
George Seferis, Helen
Jason Zuzga, Liquid Courage
Daniel Handler & Maira Kalman, Sestina Full Text