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The Abortion Stories We Tell

Do we need to be more radically honest?
Maggie Doherty
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You know the clouds spread low

Joanna Klink


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Tuning

Edgar Kunz
Essays

For Argument's Sake

In praise of high school debate
Becca Rothfeld

"I’ve come to realize that ultimately a physician’s purpose is not perfect certainty, but the relief of suffering."

Laura Kolbe on how COVID-19 has changed medicine

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Poetry

Sajdah

Sahar Romani


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For Alain

Anaïs Duplan
Conversations

Three Queer Writers on Craft and Cruising

Garth Greenwell,
Richie Hofmann,
Carl Phillips
Essays

The Wild, Sublime Body

Learning how to be human
Melissa Febos
A woman at the beach with a watermelon
Interviews

Wayne Koestenbaum

The polymath on his creative process
Brandon Menke
Poetry

Worlds Enough and Time

John Koethe

Fiction

Messengers

Karen E. Bender

Poetry

Having Been Born

Hoa Nguyen
Poetry

I Am Still

Jorie Graham
Essays

Camera Mortis

How photographs of the dead helped me mourn
Lili Hamlyn
Ideas

Hard Wired

How evolutionary psychology ended up at the heart of the culture wars
Hari Kunzru
Portfolio

Nobody Knows That You Are Gay

Imagining a queer archive
Robyn Day
Portfolio

Reimagining the Battle of Algiers

An artist's vision of Gillo Pontecorvo’s film
Kate Liebman

Portfolio

Exile and Memory

Reimagining Iran through 200-year-old portraits
Amak Mahmoodian

Portfolio

Terrains of the Imaginary

Finding escape in survey maps
Geoff Manaugh
Poetry

Berkeley Hills Living

Jessica Laser

Poetry

The Day,

John Koethe

Poetry

Invertebrate

Nuar Alsadir
Poetry

Talking

Robert Pinsky
Poetry

Pacific Palisades

Erin O’Luanaigh
Poetry

Gold Lingers

Peter Cole

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Essays

The Wrong Daddy

Morrissey and the cult of the wounded white male
Jeremy Atherton Lin
The Smiths vinyl among records on a shelf
Poem of the Week

For the Man on His Knees at The Eagle

Francisco Márquez

Poetry

Bloodletting

Alex Dimitrov

From the Archives

The Hug

Thom Gunn
Books

How to Continue

AIDS Elegies After Ashbery
Sam Huber
Release of pink and white balloons.
Books

On Long Poems

Four recent books make length a virtue
Stephanie Burt
Abstract ornamental pattern
Essays

The Screen is a Mirror

On gender transition in the Zoom era
S. Brook Corfman
Graphic with ring light and hand wearing teal nail polish by Tung Chau
From the Archives

Loons

Henri Cole

Poetry

Satyr’s Flute

Shangyang Fang

Poem of the Week

Flies

Derrick Austin
Poem of the Week

PLAYA VISTA

Ari Banias
Pink building against a blue sky
Poetry

German Cities

Richie Hofmann
Cloud study. Simon Dennis. Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Essays

The Uses of Memory

Ecstasy in the midst of struggle
Roger Reeves
A Black woman raises her fist at a protest against police violence. Joyce by Miki J / Creative Commons
Fiction

The Blessing of Kali

Irene Muchemi-Ndiritu

Essays

The Subject of Pain

On Louise Bourgeois
Madhu H. Kaza

Essays

In Centennial

The only ones left alive
Cathy Park Hong
poetry

Arcade

Esther Schor
A painting of a dog. Rhodesian Ridgeback by Carl Friedrich Schulz.
Poetry

Self-Driving

Laura Marris
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Essays

What Space is For

The forking paths of memory and return
Mairead Small Staid
Interior view of library.
Poetry

A Nacreous Woman

Sally Wen Mao


Poetry

Patronage

Solmaz Sharif
Fiction

Breathing Exercise

Raven Leilani
Abstract ink dots
Fiction

The Shame Exchange

Karen E. Bender
A painting of a bread line