Winter 2019

Winter 2019 cover image

Volume 107, No. 4
Winter 2019
The Yale Review

Editor’s Note
Meghan O’Rourke

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Table of Contents

Nonfiction

Fine art of a woman bathing
Essays

When I Lost My Father

On making art and mourning
Sheila Heti
January 1, 2020
A man and woman talking on a sofa
Portfolios

Art: Consuelo Kanaga

Eugenia Bell
January 1, 2020
Abstract automaton
Essays

Broken Doll

A daughter’s suicide in another country
Carlos Manuel Álvarez,
Rahul Bery
January 1, 2020
Author photo
Essays

Changing My Mind

On sources, revision, and order
Lydia Davis
January 1, 2020
A photo of the author's mother and brother in 1974
Essays

Ghosts in My Nursery

Mourning the brother I never knew
Miranda Featherstone
January 1, 2020
A blurred photo of lights
Essays

In Centennial

The only ones left alive
Cathy Park Hong
January 1, 2020
An old photo of baseball players
Essays

Loss

When yearning is a pleasure
Sarah Manguso
January 1, 2020
Portrait of the author's mother
Essays

Stereopticon

Twelve ways of looking at my mother
Emily Bernard
January 1, 2020
Portrait of J. D. McClatchy
Essays

Still to Love

For J. D. McClatchy
Langdon Hammer
January 1, 2020
Obscured female form with words
Essays

The Skin You’re In

On living in—and losing—a body
Molly McCully Brown
January 1, 2020

Criticism

Susan Sontag, New York, February 2, 1978. Photograph by Richard Avedon. ©The Richard Avedon Foundation.
Books

Furious Permissions

For Susan Sontag, style was nourishment
Brian Dillon
January 1, 2020
Two Black Americans
Art

San Francisco, 1956

A photograph and its afterlife
Jim Lewis
January 1, 2020
Dark monsters
Books

Styles of Radical Illness

Anne Boyer diagnoses the lies we still tell about cancer
Laura Kolbe
January 1, 2020
Photo of Robert Lowell
Books

The Dolphin Letters

Revisiting Robert Lowell’s infamous book
Dan Chiasson
January 1, 2020

Fiction

Abstract ink dots
Fiction

Breathing Exercise

Raven Leilani
January 1, 2020
An older photo of two people sitting together
Fiction

Husband and Wife During the Nightly News

Idra Novey
January 1, 2020
Plinth with a shadow of a bust on top
Fiction

Save the Pedestals

Ivan Vladislavic
January 1, 2020

Poetry

"Folio" in typewriter font
Poetry

A New Direction in American Poetry

January 1, 2020
"Folio" in typewriter font
Poetry

Bent Lyre

Sandra Lim
January 1, 2020
"Folio" in typewriter font
Poetry

Blood

Margaret Ross
January 1, 2020
"Folio" in typewriter font
Poetry

Ceremony

Margaret Ross
January 1, 2020
"Folio" in typewriter font
Poetry

Don’t Let Me Down

Sarah Trudgeon
January 1, 2020
Chimneys in snow. Anonymous / Creative Commons.
Poetry

First Snow

Aria Aber
January 1, 2020
"Folio" in typewriter font
Poetry

For Alain

Anaïs Duplan
January 1, 2020
"Folio" in typewriter font
Poetry

Greenish Picture

Margaret Ross
January 1, 2020
Joseph De Martini, Docks on Sunday, ca. 1941, Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Poetry

Hades

Aria Aber
January 1, 2020
A sketch in green
Poetry

Halter

Kevin Young
January 1, 2020
"Folio" in typewriter font
Poetry

Information Desk

Robyn Schiff
January 1, 2020
A half-finished house.
Poetry

Leviathan

Vidyan Ravinthiran
January 1, 2020
A muddy scene at Bellingshausen, a Russian Antarctic base on King George Island. Loranchet / Creative Commons.
Poetry

Nostos

Aria Aber
January 1, 2020
"Folio" in typewriter font
Poetry

San Francisco

Sandra Lim
January 1, 2020
"Folio" in typewriter font
Poetry

Sestina Where Every End Word Is Lyndon Johnson

Sasha Debevec-McKenney
January 1, 2020
A field of grass
Poetry

Sting

Kevin Young
January 1, 2020
Detail of archaic animal.
Poetry

Study of Two Figures (Agave/Pentheus)

Monica Youn
January 1, 2020
"Folio" in typewriter font
Poetry

The Hell Test (Seven Springs)

Daniel Poppick
January 1, 2020
"Folio" in typewriter font
Poetry

The Stronger

Sandra Lim
January 1, 2020
"Folio" in typewriter font
Poetry

When I Met Sharon Olds She Told Me to Write A Poem About LBJ’s Penis

Sasha Debevec-McKenney
January 1, 2020
"Corridor, Ciudadela Rivero, Chan Chan,"  a photography by Edward Ranney

Worry

Vidyan Ravinthiran
January 1, 2020

Interviews

Author Photo
Interviews

Ben Lerner on Writing and Magic Pills

The poet and novelist goes home
Catherine Barnett
January 1, 2020

Folios

"Folio" in typewriter font
Poetry

A New Direction in American Poetry

January 1, 2020
"Folio" in typewriter font
Poetry

Bent Lyre

Sandra Lim
January 1, 2020
"Folio" in typewriter font
Poetry

Blood

Margaret Ross
January 1, 2020
"Folio" in typewriter font
Poetry

Ceremony

Margaret Ross
January 1, 2020
"Folio" in typewriter font
Poetry

Don’t Let Me Down

Sarah Trudgeon
January 1, 2020
"Folio" in typewriter font
Poetry

For Alain

Anaïs Duplan
January 1, 2020
"Folio" in typewriter font
Poetry

Greenish Picture

Margaret Ross
January 1, 2020

A New Direction in American Poetry

"Folio" in typewriter font
Poetry

A New Direction in American Poetry

January 1, 2020
"Folio" in typewriter font
Poetry

Bent Lyre

Sandra Lim
January 1, 2020
"Folio" in typewriter font
Poetry

Blood

Margaret Ross
January 1, 2020
"Folio" in typewriter font
Poetry

Ceremony

Margaret Ross
January 1, 2020
"Folio" in typewriter font
Poetry

Don’t Let Me Down

Sarah Trudgeon
January 1, 2020
"Folio" in typewriter font
Poetry

For Alain

Anaïs Duplan
January 1, 2020
"Folio" in typewriter font
Poetry

Greenish Picture

Margaret Ross
January 1, 2020

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