Spring 2020 Issue

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Volume 108, No. 1
Spring 2020 Issue
The Yale Review

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Table of Contents

Nonfiction

A gas station at night in the woods emanates pink light
Portfolio

A Photographer Reimagines the Northern Lights

Maria Lax
April 1, 2020
Traffic in smog
Essays

Driving Us to Despair

Soul-killing and racist, the American commute is deeply wrong
Jess Row
April 1, 2020
Cityscape
Essays

Copying & Lying

From For Now
Eileen Myles
April 1, 2020
A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram
Essays

Is This Tyranny?

I lost the right to vote and found a new understanding of America
Feisal G. Mohamed
April 1, 2020

Criticism

Red texture in cloth
Books

Conspicuous Erudition

The new black poetry
Jerome Ellison Murphy
April 1, 2020
Painting of an abstract storm
Books

Metafiction and #MeToo

A new way to write trauma
Maggie Doherty
April 1, 2020
Abstract ornamental pattern
Books

On Long Poems

Four recent books make length a virtue
Stephanie Burt
April 1, 2020

Fiction

Abstract photo of lines
Fiction

An Introduction to the Works of S.L.

Aysegül Savas
April 1, 2020
A painted leather box
Fiction

Property

David Moloney
April 1, 2020
Drawings of shellfish
Fiction

The Hearts of Our Enemies

Dantiel W. Moniz
April 1, 2020

Poetry

Danielle Aubert, “Continuously Festive,” 2014.
Poetry

A Doll’s House

Laura Kasischke
April 1, 2020
Image: Olive. From The Smithsonian.
Poetry

After Callimachus

Stephanie Burt
April 1, 2020
“Greater Bird-of-Paradise.” From the National Museum of History.
Poetry

Birding

Vijay Seshadri
April 1, 2020
Blik in de loop van een Duits kanon, Anonymous, 1940. From the Rijksmuseum.
Poetry

Double Major

Major Jackson
April 1, 2020
Silver tetradrachm of Demetrios Poliorketes 300–294 BC. From the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Poetry

Drachma

Laura Kasischke
April 1, 2020
A bird skeleton
Poetry

Guilt

Victoria Chang
April 1, 2020
Anonymous, Endleaves of Art. Taste. Beauty, 1932.
Poetry

In Search of

Jenny Xie
April 1, 2020
Horace Pippin, Cabin in the Cotton, c. 1931–1937. From the Art Institute of Chicago.
Poetry

Jim Limber Burning Where No Fire Is

Shane McCrae
April 1, 2020
Figuren zittend in een interieur, mogelijk van een café, Reijer Stolk. From the Rijksmuseum.
Poetry

Meeting

Vijay Seshadri
April 1, 2020
John Beasley Greene, Tombeau de la chrétienne. Vue du côté nord, 1855. From the Art Institute of Chicago.
Poetry

Native Tongue

Carlos Andrés Gómez
April 1, 2020
“Specimen from Antarctica,” 2018. From the National Museum of Natural History.
Poetry

No Exit

Jenny Xie
April 1, 2020
Georgia O’Keeffe, Hands and Horse Skull, Alfred Stieglitz, 1931. From the Art Institute of Chicago.
Poetry

Salonica

Paul Muldoon
April 1, 2020
Mary Altha Nims, Shells in Seaweed, 1934. From the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Poetry

Song with Day Glo & Jelly

Tess Taylor
April 1, 2020
A painting showing an abstract boat on water
Poetry

The Bees

Victoria Chang
April 1, 2020
Image: Pair of Clappers, ca. 1353–1336 B.C., Hippopotamus ivory. From the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Poetry

The Hastily Assembled Angel on Care and Vitality

Shane McCrae
April 1, 2020
“Waiting in the Forest - Cheyenne,” Edward S. Curtis. From the J. Paul Getty Museum.
Poetry

Waiting for the Rain

Angela Gardner
April 1, 2020

Interviews

Leaves on a geometric pattern
Conversations

The Radicalizing Effects of Motherhood

How parenthood changes everything
Meghan O’Rourke,
Brenda Shaughnessy,
Amy Herzog
April 1, 2020

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