Fall 2021

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Volume 109, No. 3
Fall 2021
The Yale Review

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Table of Contents

Nonfiction

Oprah Winfrey wears a tiara, standing with cast members of SNL
Television

Has Anyone Talked About How It Feels

Oprah Winfrey’s reign
Kathryn Lofton
September 20, 2021
Release of pink and white balloons.
Books

How to Continue

AIDS Elegies After Ashbery
Sam Huber
September 20, 2021
Todd Gitlin speaks with with I.F. Stone at a demonstration against nuclear weapons, Washington D.C., 1962.

In Pursuit of Clancy Sigal

A writer’s radical life
Todd Gitlin
September 20, 2021
Collage with images from social media

Now Is Pretty Creepy

On Miranda July
Min Li Chan
September 20, 2021
Painting of a building in white with gray windows
Portfolio

Reimagining the Battle of Algiers

An artist's vision of Gillo Pontecorvo’s film
Kate Liebman
September 20, 2021
Graphic with alternating black and purple, and hands opening to a white space
The Moment

Strangers in Our Own Homes

The pandemic’s xenophobic discourse
Divya Victor
September 20, 2021
Two cartoon characters superimposed onto painting of a storm.

The Brink of Destruction

Revisiting John Ashbery’s “Soonest Mended”
Edward Hirsch
September 20, 2021

Essays

Installation of found hand mirrors arranged in an oval on a wall.

Race Off

The fantasy of race transformation
Namwali Serpell
September 27, 2021

Fiction

Graphic with a series of doors and four cats

Here I Will Have Been

Matthew Jeffrey Vegari
September 20, 2021
Graphic with a window with an orange glow, cigarettes, and wine bottles

Colonial Conditions

Brandon Taylor
September 13, 2021

Poetry

Graphic with computer monitor, paper, and tomatoes. Illustration by Laura Padilla Castellanos.

American Cosmology

Sahar Romani
September 20, 2021
Blue pattern with a dark blue circle at center. Illustration by Laura Padilla Castellanos.

As When Waking

Daniel Schonning
September 20, 2021
Graphic with pattern of two yellow books and beetles. Illustration by Laura Padilla Castellanos.

DAD POEM

Joshua Bennett
September 20, 2021
Graphic with hands encircling two baby bottles. Illustration by Laura Padilla Castellanos.

DAD POEM (The New Temporality)

Joshua Bennett
September 20, 2021
Graphic with four men pointing guns to the center of the image. Illustration by Laura Padilla Castellanos.

Diego de Montemayor

Robin Myers
September 20, 2021
Graphic with three windows and a shadow crouched over in each. Illustration by Laura Padilla Castellanos.

Park Street

Cindy Juyoung Ok
September 20, 2021
Graphic with outline of living room with a prayer rug and stairs on either side. Illustration by Laura Padilla Castellanos.

Sajdah

Sahar Romani
September 20, 2021
Graphic with red and orange patterns in the shape of a crowd. Illustration by Laura Padilla Castellanos.

Take a Body and Replace It with Another Body

Daniel Borzutzky
September 20, 2021
Graphic of a pier in a gray circle. Illustration by Laura Padilla Castellanos.

The Lonely Humans

Jennifer Chang
September 20, 2021
Graphic of a pink building with a coffered ceiling and a stained glass image of ginkgo leaves. Laura Padilla Castellanos.

The Long Run

Linda Gregerson
September 20, 2021
Graphic with plants. Illustration by Laura Padilla Castellanos.

Time, Rampant and Flourishing

Jennifer Chang
September 20, 2021
Painting of wild horses running on a multi-colored landscape.

Triptych Number 2: Carlos Enríquez

Orlando Ricardo Menes
September 20, 2021
Graphic with zucchini and red squiggly lines. Illustration by Laura Padilla Castellanos

In These of All Times

Robin Myers
September 20, 2021
Graphic with image of sink and cutlery. Illustration by Laura Padilla Castellanos.

When No One Else Watches

Sahar Romani
September 20, 2021
Graphic with a shadowy background and boxes. Illustration by Laura Padilla Castellanos.

Widowing

Prageeta Sharma
September 20, 2021

Interviews

Photo of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins on the Politics of Theater

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
and
Marc Robinson
September 20, 2021
Photos of Maggie Nelson and Simone White

Maggie Nelson and Simone White on Sexual Taboos

Simone White
and
Maggie Nelson
September 20, 2021

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Race Off

The fantasy of race transformation
Namwali Serpell