Essays

The Night Watch

I first sought sanctuary during the Troubles. I'm still looking for it.
Darran Anderson

New York Anabasis

In praise of the return to the surface
Rachel Eisendrath

Ahead of Time

On poetry and mourning
Kamran Javadizadeh

In the Shallows

Why do public intellectuals condescend to their readers?
Becca Rothfeld

Revisiting Dag Hammarskjöld’s Mysterious Death

One man is known to have survived the infamous crash. Why was his testimony hidden?
Susan Williams

Free All Necks

How the groundbreaking work of artist and teacher Alma Thomas inspired a generation of Black students
Alexis Pauline Gumbs

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A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram

Thirty Clocks Strike the Hour

Vita Sackville-West
September 1, 1929
A painting of a woman reading at a table.

How Should One Read a Book?

Read as if one were writing it
Virginia Woolf
September 1, 1926