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Gordon Lish on the art of editing: “When I read, when I edit, or revise, I don’t fear anything in the least. I feel at home, at peace, assured.” Jane and Michael Stern on the art of nonfiction: “There are whole articles, and probably even some books, by Jane and Michael Stern that only one of us wrote.”
New fiction by Nell Freudenberger, Andrew Martin, David Szalay, Chris Bachelder, Peter Bichsel, Christopher Sorrentino, and Lydia Davis.
Poems by Anne Carson, Kenneth Irby, Maureen N. McLane, Samuel Beckett, Mark Ford, Jeff Dolven, Henri Cole, Sharon Olds, and Jana Prikryl.
Portfolio by Richard Diebenkorn.
Peter Bichsel, Two Stories
Samuel Beckett, Doggerels
Anne Carson, Salon
Mark Ford, Trial and Error
Kenneth Irby, Pastorale II
Maureen N. McLane, Two Poems
Jana Prikryl, The Moth