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A portrait by Picasso of Gertrude Stein.
Essays

“Sitting at the Table” with Stein and Ashbery

“An Occasion” for Thin[g]king
Karin Roffman
April 1, 2019
A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram
Essays

Myth and Anarchy

Matthew Spellberg
April 1, 2019
Pillars at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, Montgomery, Alabama
Essays

The Hauntologies of Slavery

On a journey across the sea
Jonah Mixon-Webster
December 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
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
A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram
Essays

Listening to the Provinces

A painter’s letters home
Shifra Sharlin
July 1, 2019
A still image from film of a creature running through the woods who appears to look like Bigfoot.
essays

The Wild Man Within

Peter Matthiessen’s Bigfoot
Jeff Wheelwright
July 1, 2019
A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram
Pandemic Files

My Summer of Julien Gracq

Reading a French novelist’s examination of liminal space in a plague year
Seth Lerer
January 11, 2021
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
Image of COVID-19 virus. Graphic by Bianca Ibarlucea.
Pandemic Files

A Commencement Deferred

While sheltering in place, a graduating student reconnects with her immigrant family
Meghana Mysore
May 18, 2020