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Jars with Well-Fitting Lids

Seeing loss more clearly
Catherine Lacey
Books

Terrance Hayes Won't Be Pinned Down

The virtuosic poet is still finding new ways to dazzle—and thwart—his readers
Stephanie Burt


Adam Shatz

The author on Frantz Fanon, revolution, violence, and the psychology of oppression
James Surowiecki

Love Poems

A bouquet of poems from recent and past issues

Langston Hughes's "China"

Why the previously unpublished poem is a revelation
Selina Lai-Henderson

April 2023

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Drama

black pain redux

A dramatic monologue
Jasmine Lee-Jones

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
Books

Life in the Algorithm

It has reshaped culture—but how? Two new books reckon with our digital predicament.
Anna Shechtman

Darran Anderson and Sapphire Goss

A writer and an artist on the sublime potential of video art

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From "Once Seen"

Percival Everett’s portraits

Abstraction and Nonsense

The real in fiction
Percival Everett

Streaming the Polycrisis

Why have TV miniseries about catastrophe become all the rage?
Adam Fales

Ucky Art

Judith Scott, Eva Hesse, and the visceral power of "texxture"
Lauren Elkin

Christian Wiman

The poet on the need for awe
Maggie Millner
A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram

Again On the Slaughter

A response to the Israel-Hamas war
Peter Cole
A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram

Speaking Unspeakable Words

A response to the Israel-Hamas war
Feisal G. Mohamed