Summer 2023

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Volume 111, No. 2
Summer 2023
The Yale Review

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Table of Contents

Nonfiction

Abstraction and Nonsense

The real in fiction
Percival Everett
June 12, 2023

Ahead of Time

On poetry and mourning
Kamran Javadizadeh
June 12, 2023

James Baldwin in Turkey

How Istanbul changed his career—and his life
Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi
June 12, 2023

New York Anabasis

In praise of the return to the surface
Rachel Eisendrath
June 12, 2023

Notes on Affirmation

SFFA v. Harvard and the quest for acceptance
Thomas Dai
June 12, 2023

Ordinary Allurements

Christina Sharpe’s reading lessons
Elleza Kelley
June 12, 2023

The Consolations of Failure

Two new books look at what failing can—and cannot—teach us
Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen
June 12, 2023

This Part of Our Lives Is Over

Sending my daughter to Japan
Emily Bernard
June 12, 2023

Fiction

Cumulus

Agnes Lidbeck
June 12, 2023

The Rally

Molly Dektar
June 12, 2023

Poetry

All Souls

Saskia Hamilton
June 12, 2023

Becoming Mary

Mary Jo Bang
June 12, 2023

Late Winter After Leaving My Country

Francisco Márquez
June 12, 2023

Like

Sasha Debevec-McKenney
June 12, 2023

Lord I Thought at Least You’d Be Here

Elizabeth Metzger
June 12, 2023

Self-Portrait with Friend

Donika Kelly
June 12, 2023

The Museum of Mary

Mary Jo Bang
June 12, 2023

Watching "National Treasure" for the First Time

Sasha Debevec-McKenney
June 12, 2023

With Each Bird Flying, Time Is Passing

Elizabeth Metzger
June 12, 2023

Interviews

Raven Leilani

On writing black interiority
Rizvana Bradley
June 12, 2023

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Notes on Affirmation

SFFA v. Harvard and the quest for acceptance
Thomas Dai

Abstraction and Nonsense

The real in fiction
Percival Everett

Ahead of Time

On poetry and mourning
Kamran Javadizadeh