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This week, we’ve lowered the paywall on Barry Hannah’s Art of Fiction interview, a short story by Hollis Summers, and a poem by John Ashbery.
In our column Poetry Rx, readers write in with a specific emotion, and our resident poets take turns prescribing the perfect poems to match. This week, Kaveh Akbar is on the line.
Georges Henri Gougoltz’s Hôtel Beau-Site served as the birthplace of the clay court. Today he’s barely a footnote in the history of tennis.
Our monthly column Feminize Your Canon explores the lives of underrated and underread female authors.
“Every novelist should possess a hermaphroditic imagination.”
On the first manuscript I submitted for critique at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop back in the fall of ’95, Thom Jones, my professor, crossed out the word ‘breasts’ and replaced it with ‘sexy milk jugs.’ He didn’t offer much more advice, wr…
Cooking up recipes drawn from the works of various writers.
That glass, bubble-bodied, dream-fetus of shadow-pallor, / Which will never enter life, / Looms like the negative / Of a clumsy, weary and ageing man’s failure.
Did he describe the blue stripe again, / unelected governor? / And from trees to hospitals, one story / perfectly formed suddenly entered into eternal rest.