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Susan Howe on the art of poetry: “I often think of the space of a page as a stage, with words, letters, syllable characters moving across.” And excerpts from the First Annual Norwegian-American Literary Festival, with Donald Antrim, Elif Batuman, John Jeremiah Sullivan, and Norwegian filmmaker Joachim Trier.
New fiction from James Salter, Rachel Kushner, Sarah Frisch, Tim Parks, Peter Orner, and the winner of the NPR Three-Minute Fiction Contest, and an essay by J. D. Daniels.
Poems by Ben Lerner, Linda Pastan, Devin Johnston, Yasiin Bey, Geoffrey Hill, Regan Good, Joshua Mehigan, and Steven Cramer. A portfolio of images that inspired Rachel Kushner’s novel The Flamethrowers.
Sarah Frisch, Housebreaking Full Text
Susan Howe, The Art of Poetry No. 97 Full Text
Yasiin Bey, One Called Trill
Steven Cramer, Lackawanna
Regan Good, The Wasps’ House
Geoffrey Hill, Three Poems
Devin Johnston, Means of Escape
Ben Lerner, No Art
Linda Pastan, Ah, Friend
Rachel Kushner, The Flamethrowers Full Text
J. D. Daniels, Letter from Kentucky Full Text