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Introducing Our Fall Issue!

September 7, 2012 | by

We all hate to see summer end, but don’t despair: we bring you our Fall issue by way of consolation! And there’s so much to love.

James Fenton on journalism, shrimp farming, interior decoration, gardening, poetry, opera, and more:

What I had got from my teaching experience in the Midwest was a feeling for the enormous pressure on people in the poetry world to conform to an entirely negatively defined notion of poetry. It doesn’t rhyme, it doesn’t have any rhythm one might detect, and it isn’t written for the ear but rather the page. It seemed de-natured. These poets had forgotten the lips and the limbs, the dance, the whole bodily element—that had been banished. The manifesto was a piece of devil-may-care. It was actually anti-Iowa rather than anti-American.

Roberto Calasso on life, film, and publishing—Italian-style:

The publisher after all is considered, especially in Anglo-Saxon countries, a rather eccentric entrepreneur or impresario—a businessman in a very improbable field. But, if he is successful, then he is a good businessman. The author is the successor of the saint, everyone respects the author. So to put the two elements together is highly suspicious in a way, especially in the rather moralistic Protestant countries. In the Latin countries, less so.

Plus! Fiction by Jim Gavin, David Gordon, Ottessa Moshfegh, Peter Orner, and Sam Savage. Poetry by August Kleinzahler, George Seferis, Bernadette Mayer, Jason Zuzga, and Guillaume Apollinaire. A portfolio by Daniel Handler and Maira Kalman, and collages by Jess.

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  1. Tommy | September 7, 2012 at 10:17 am

    When is it being shipped out to readers?

  2. Nicole Rudick | September 7, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Tommy, your copy—and all subscriber copies—were mailed Wednesday, so look to your mailboxes!

  3. Maya | September 7, 2012 at 11:58 am

    When will the digital version be available?

  4. Nicole Rudick | September 7, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Maya, the digital version will be available Monday.

  5. devini | September 7, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    What day this month will the iPad app be ready in Canada?

  6. sahiltner | September 7, 2012 at 2:00 pm


    We’re close! Within a week or two, we hope. Stay tuned for updates—we’ll make an announcement when it’s live.

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