Fall 2020

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Volume 108, No. 3
Fall 2020
The Yale Review

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Nonfiction

black and white photo of picture frames and scattered sculptural items
Portfolio

A Forger’s Art

A portfolio of the work of Adolfo Kaminsky, the forger who saved the lives of 14,000 Jews, then took to the streets as silent witness to post-war life
Adolfo Kaminsky
September 1, 2020
photograph of metal match box with "a [image of a match] for you at any time" printed on the front
Essays

Everything Bright Is Something Burned

How to mourn a planet
Erica Berry
September 1, 2020
Blurred photograph of trees with barely distinguishable reflection of two people
Essays

Lovecraft and Me

How cosmic horror gave me hope
Kieran Setiya
September 1, 2020
chalkboard with yellow line along top and bottom
Essays

My Silent Childhood

I didn’t know my name until I went to kindergarten. Then I became a writer.
Maureen Sun
September 1, 2020
Photograph of white house
Essays

Soup Can; or, On Hospitality

Anything can become a weapon in America, especially against those who dare to cross the color line
Wendy S. Walters
September 1, 2020

Fiction

Picture of sky as if looking up from under water, with pool tiles reflected onto sky
Fiction

Ana and the Water

Carla Guelfenbein,
Nicole Bell
September 1, 2020
Photo of kitchen
Fiction

Birthday

What my dad told me
Jesse Ball
September 1, 2020
Picture of multiple buildings and houses at sunset
Fiction

Blanca

Jared Jackson
September 1, 2020
Fiction

So Long

Antonio Tabucchi,
Elizabeth Harris
September 1, 2020
Square blue tiles in different shades of blue
Fiction

The Blessing of Kali

Irene Muchemi-Ndiritu
September 1, 2020
City skyline at night with a telephone wire in the foreground
Fiction

The Queen of Bark and Darkness

Joanna Hershon
September 1, 2020

Poetry

Ghostly personified Death over grave. Jan Toorop, O Grave, where is thy Victory?, 1892. Courtesy Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
Poetry

After Death

Roger Reeves
September 1, 2020
Pixelated zoomed-in photo of a face. Martin Howard / Creative Commons
Poetry

An Account

Tomas Unger
September 1, 2020
Corner of a windowed room with walls lit up red at night. Thomas Hawk / Creative Commons
Poetry

As the Rain Comes Down Harder

Carl Phillips
September 1, 2020
Colorful abstract image. Rob de Vries / Creative Commons
Poetry

Boethius’ Body

Jacob Eigen
September 1, 2020
Neon lights in vertical stripes. Hendrik Dacquin / Creative Commons
Poetry

Elevator Closed, Elevator Open

Matthea Harvey
September 1, 2020
Abstract on grey background. Detail from Ono Tadashige, Kita no umi, 1974. Courtesy Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
Poetry

Here & There

Will Frazier
September 1, 2020
3 people at sign. When a Government Turns Its Back..., 1987-95. Courtesy The New York Public Library Digital Collections, NY.
Poetry

If the Cure for AIDS,

Linda Gregerson
September 1, 2020
A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram
Poetry

Midges

Jake Crist
September 1, 2020
Floral pattern.  Detail from Samuel Jesserun de Mesquita, Stylized Floral Pattern, ca. 1905. Courtesy Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Poetry

Mushmouf’s Maybe-Crown

Phillip B. Williams
September 1, 2020
Spider on its web. Detail from Keystone View Co., Writing Spider and Web, ca. 1900. Courtesy The J. Paul Getty Museum, L.A.
Poetry

October

Jacob Eigen
September 1, 2020
Abstract decay on a concrete wall. Tanakawho / Creative Commons
Poetry

Only Portions of the Map Still Legibly Survive

Carl Phillips
September 1, 2020
White plant on blue background. Detail of Anna Atkins, Polysiphonia cristata, ca. 1843–53. Courtesy Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
Poetry

Photograph

Armen Davoudian
September 1, 2020
Photograph of the moon. Benson Chan / Public Domain
Poetry

Rat Among the Pines

Roger Reeves
September 1, 2020
Cobblestone street with blue car and stone buildings. Mozzercork / Creative Commons
Poetry

Song

Hannah Hirsh
September 1, 2020
Photograph of a forest at night. Fredrick Matheson / Creative Commons
Poetry

The Southern Hemisphere

Jacob Eigen
September 1, 2020
Fish etched in white on black surface. Henri Verstijnen, Chaetodon Fish, ca. 1892–1931. Courtesy Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
Poetry

The Twenty-First Century

Jacob Eigen
September 1, 2020
Black-and-white photo of dog running by ocean. Phil Dolby / Creative Commons
Poetry

Yesterday I Saw a Dog at the Tideline

Krystyna Dabrowska,
Mira Rosenthal
September 1, 2020

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