Miranda July

The novelist on the difference between emotional honesty and autobiography
Meghan O’Rourke

The Polycrisis

Why can’t we stop talking about nonmonogamy?
Brandy Jensen

This Part of Our Lives Is Over

Sending my daughter to Japan
Emily Bernard
Leaves on a geometric pattern

Amy Herzog and Brenda Shaughnessy

Two writers on art and motherhood
Meghan O’Rourke

Yellow Band

A diagnosis alters a writer's relationship to his work
Steve Edwards

Auster found in the problem of language’s ambiguity a means to push the bounds of the detective novel and, by consequence, of the novel more generally.

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Rae Armantrout

Angel Jacks

Brian Blanchfield

Gender Wars

Two scholars excavate the origins of today’s trans backlash
Paisley Currah

Jars with Well-Fitting Lids

Seeing loss more clearly
Catherine Lacey

Heat Maps

Desire in the dark
Alex Marzano-Lesnevich


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Rachel Cusk

The novelist on the “feminine non-state of non-being”
Merve Emre

In Utero and After

Catherine Barnett

Rosaura at Dawn

Daniel Saldaña París
translated by Christina MacSweeney


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Litany for a Prolonged Dream

Joyce Mansour
translated by C. Francis Fisher

The Search

Catherine Barnett

Candy Darling’s “Newspaper” Centerfold

Encountering the infamous collage of a downtown legend
Lucy Sante

Langston Hughes's "China"

Why the previously unpublished poem is a revelation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

Ed Ruscha's "Every Building on the Sunset Strip"

Why the artists' book is a reminder of freedom
Jim Lewis