Rachel Cusk on the Art of Fiction: “I still don’t really know where a book comes from, like a child doesn’t know where babies come from.” Nathaniel Mackey on the Art of Poetry: “By making breath more evident, more material, more dwelled-upon, they make black breath matter, implicitly insist that black lives matter.”
Fiction by Senaa Ahmad, Jesse Ball, Rebecca Makkai and Clare Sestanovich.
Poetry by Griffin Brown, Billy Collins, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Jeffrey Harrison, Zoë Hitzig, James Longenbach, Jayanta Mahapatra, G. C. Waldrep, and Kevin Young.
Nonfiction by Beth Nguyen. A portfolio by Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum, with an essay by Edwidge Danticat.