The Sum of Life’s Troubles Makes a Whole Damn Dish
‘I have become the muscle of the operation, folding butter and egg yolks into the flour and kneading all two kilograms of dough’.
Nuraliah Norasid on women’s work.
The authors discuss the practice of writing about illness, explore the idea of crip time and critique the value of medical labels.
‘We could live in the cities of / A very normal family like I like / writing copy for it.’
Three poems by fred spoliar.
Notes on Craft
Juliet Jacques on writing her trans and non-binary characters into being.
Pourquoi avec son Père?
‘To read Baudelaire, he said, is to gather up the world and bring it inside.’
Jeet Thayil on remembering Baudelaire in Paris and Cochin.
A discussion on the class system, the decline of criticism and driving on American highways, by the authors of Ethical Portraits: In Search of Representational Justice and Steal as much as you can.
Appamma in London
An excerpt from A Passage North, longlisted for the Booker Prize.
‘Unravelling refers to a textile that was once complete’.
Me, Rory and Aurora
A new story by Danish writer Jonas Eika, from the collection After the Sun.
An elegy by Nick Laird for his father, Alastair Laird, who died this year of Covid-19.
A Series of Rooms Occupied by Ghislaine Maxwell
‘What is the metaphor of the room? Of the house. Of the neighborhood.’
Chris Dennis on incarceration.