‘Feeling Real’ and ‘I Miss Myself / Shared Oranges’ by poet and filmmaker Edmund Hardy.
‘we welcome the applicant.’ Two poems by Radna Fabias translated by David Colmer.
Jean Betrays Memory
‘Beauty was a state of being blamed’
New fiction by David Hayden.
Elaine L. Wang remembers friendship, flag-raising ceremonies and class elections at elementary school in Beijing.
‘I hope I never have to miss a playdate for catechism.’
An excerpt from Oldladyvoice, translated from the Spanish by Charlotte Whittle.
Larger than an Orange
An excerpt from Larger than an Orange, a book by Lucy Burns about abortion.
Notes on Craft
On journal keepers, from Sei Shōnagon to Susan Sontag.
Talismans of Blood and Memory
On the worldwide campaign to return sacred objects to the ancestral communities from which they were taken.
Just the Plague
‘It seems to be more than he can cope with.’
An excerpt from Ulitskaya’s newly translated novel Just the Plague.
An Adult Taste
‘The blood that flowed down the drain was a deep dark red, but it appeared clean, even refreshing.’
A new story by Kang Young-sook, translated from the Korean by Janet Hong.
Indigenous Defenders: Why Tribes Do Conservation Better Than Conservationists
A chapter from A Trillion Trees: How We Can Reforest Our World.
‘Do you ever prefer speaking to written communication?’
The authors discuss nature and the psyche, confessional writing and Wikipedia.
Dodie Bellamy remembers her partner, the poet Kevin Killian.