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Joan Didion on experience, lies, and the Art of Fiction.
“I managed to do well academically at Syracuse despite the concerted efforts of my sorority to prevent me . . .” Joyce Carol Oates on the Art of Fiction.
Margaret Drabble on Freud, motherhood, and the use of education to a woman.
Stories by Pati Hill and Alexander Theroux. Poems by Thomas Lux, Jay Parini, and Derek Walcott.
Jessica Apple, Animal Scary Scary
Max Apple, The Four Apples
Raymond Federman, The Voice in the Closet
Eugene K. Garber, The President
Barbara Grossman, My Vegetable Love
Pati Hill, Dreams Objects Moments
Ray Russell, Dr. Justino Ybarra, Dispeller of Blindness
Alexander Theroux, A Polish Joke
Joan Didion, The Art of Fiction No. 71 Full Text
Ai, Two Poems
Jason Bell, The Invisible Child
Christopher Bursk, Two Poems
Bartolo Cattafi, Two Poems
Patricia Hampl, Tired Of
Lawrence Kearney, The Cyclists
Lynne Lawner, Fresh Snow
Thomas Lux, Two Poems
Thomas Masiello, Music
Thomas McCarthy, The Word 'Silk'
Julia Mishkin, You Show Me Your Slides of India
Sharon Olds, The Sisters of Sexual Treasure
Jay Parini, Seasons of the Skin
Peggy Rizza, Two Poems
Elizabeth Spires, After Three Japanese Drawings
Gerald Stern, Three Poems
Arthur Vogelsang, Two Poems
Derek Walcott, Two Poems
James L. White, The Salt Ecstasies
Charles Wright, Called Back
Vincente Aleixandre, An Essay and Six Poems
George Plimpton, Notice
Alexis Smith, Italics