Shotguns, peacocks, golf, acid. Editor Terry McDonell recounts his 1984 visit with George Plimpton, to Hunter S. Thompson’s home in Colorado, including never-before-heard archival tape; a poem by Pablo Neruda, translated by Alastair Reid and read by Antonio Gueudinot; and actor Paul HeeSang Miller reads “William Wei,” a short story by Amie Barrodale.

“Emerging” from Extravagaria by Pablo Neruda, translated by Alastair Reid. Translation © 1974 by Alastair Reid. Used by permission of Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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