Pat Barker on the Art of Fiction: “Books stand or fall really on their endings. I don't think there's any such thing as a good novel that has a weak ending.” Sam Lipsyte on the Art of Fiction: “When you revise it's not just fixing or polishing, it's really pulling it inside out again.”
New fiction by Hernan Diaz, Kelli Jo Ford, Lincoln Michel, and Ludmilla Petrushevskaya.
Poems by Hanif Abdurraqib, Rae Armantrout, Sarah Blake, Alex Dimitrov, Anaïs Duplan, Geoffrey Hill, Ilya Kaminsky, Donika Kelly, Robin Coste Lewis, Toby Martinez de las Rivas, Shane McCrae, Caryl Pagel, Linda Pastan, Roger Reeves, Margaret Ross, Mary Szybist, Jan Verberkmoes, G. C. Waldrep, and Emily Jungmin Yoon.
Nonfiction by Leslie Jamison. A portfolio by Hernan Bas, with text by Wayne Koestenbaum. And a document from Donald Hall.