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Geoff Dyer on the art of nonfiction: “The process of book writing for me is entirely one of trial and error.” And Edward P. Jones on the art of fiction: “Until I can read a story physically, with the eyes, it doesn’t seem to exist for me.”
The first installment of a novel by Rachel Cusk. New fiction from J. D. Daniels, Jenny Offill, Nell Freudenberger, Ottessa Moshfegh, and Lydia Davis, and the winner of the NPR Three-Minute Fiction Contest.
Poems by Kevin Prufer, Susan Stewart, Hilda Hilst, Charlie Smith, Monica Youn, Sylvie Baumgartel, Emily Moore, and Linda Pastan. A portfolio of nudes by Chuck Close.
Ben Jahn, The NPR Three-Minute Fiction Contest
Geoff Dyer, The Art of Nonfiction No. 6 Full Text
Sylvie Baumgartel, Gramercy Park Full Text
Sylvie Baumgartel, Caprice
Hilda Hilst, From “Alcohologues”
Emily Moore, Ghazal
Linda Pastan, Last Rites
Kevin Prufer, How He Loved Them Full Text
Charlie Smith, Bus to Tuxtla
Susan Stewart, Pine Full Text
Monica Youn, March of the Hanged Men Full Text
Monica Youn, Exhibition of the Hanged Man