Issue 72

Summer Reading

2017
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Featuring
Albert Camus / Tracy K. Smith / Jonathan Dee
Description
Editor's Note

In this issue, Tracy K. Smith captures a kind of awakening, via her young daughter, in her stunning poem “Dusk.” In Carmen Machado’s story “Blur,” the protagonist sees the future clearly despite losing her glasses. In a previously untranslated story, “Pride,” by Albert Camus, God wonders “In a world where seeking is impossible and everything is known, why then have the mind?” And Alexander Chee delivers gin-inspired revelations discovered on his global search for the perfect Martini.

Table of Contents

Fiction

Daniel Wallace
Sea Girls
Rachel Khong
Albert Camus
Pride
tranlsated by Ryan Bloom

Camille Bordas
How to Behave in a Crowd
Carmen Maria Machado
Blur
Jonathan Dee
Zero
Ann Glaviano
Come On, Silver
Paul Yoon
Milner Field

Poetry

Tracy K. Smith
Donika Kelly
Primer: D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths
The Oracle Remembers the Future Cannot Be Avoided
Gun Control
Susan Wheeler
On the Laminate
Stranger
Kyle Dargan
In 2016, the African-American Poet Kyle Dargan is Asked to Consider Writing More Like the African-American Poet Ross Gay
Mark Waldron
What Vile
A Tree Party
CJ Evans
Airspace
Divorce
Honor Moore
Surf
Chosen
Cate Lycurgus
Dear Lord if I am Meant to Boast
Say Why You Keep On Blessing Me Lord
John Kinsella
Tawny Frogmouth and the End of the Arbitrary
Emptying the Ash Bucket
Jessica Fisher
Thrall

Lost & Found

John Freeman
On Mo Yan’s The Garlic Ballads
Mira Ptacin
On Dougal Robertson’s Survive the Savage Sea
Elisa Albert
On Alexandros Papadiamantis’s The Murderess
Catherine Rockwood
On Naomi Mitchison’s Memoirs of a Spacewoman
Aaron Hamburger

New Voices: Poetry

Anna Koriath
Beatrice Feels a Heart
Tyler Friend
Victor Inzunza
Whisper Death (Nightmare)?
Nerve

Photograph Feature

Emil Handke

Readable Feast

Kapka Kassabova
The Chicken Shack

Blithe Spirit

Alexander Chee