Issue 68

Summer Reading

2016
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Featuring
John Ashbery / Dorthe Nors / Josh Weil
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Editor's Note

In this issue we’re proud to bring you five fabulous translations, among them Dorthe Nors’s “By Sydvest Station,” translated from the Danish by Misha Hoekstra, and Jean-Philippe Toussaint’s “The Dress of Honey,” translated from the French by Edward Gauvin. Alexis M. Smith’s debut novel, Glaciers, was an indie sensation, and here we feature an excerpt from her follow-up, Marrow Island. Smith is joined by other indie darlings, Deb Olin Unferth, Josh Weil, and Saša Stanišic, as well as esteemed poets Dorianne Laux and John Ashbery, who return to our pages. We’re also happy to welcome new-to-us poets Anna Journey and Sam Riviere. To all of our readers, who have carried us and continue to carry us in your backpacks and handbags, on planes, trains, and buses, we are so grateful.

 

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Table of Contents

Fiction

Dorthe Nors
BY SYDVEST STATION
Translated by Misha Hoekstra

Malerie Willens
BODY ELECTRIC
Jean-Philippe Toussaint
THE DRESS OF HONEY
Translated by Edward Gauvin

Saša Stanišić
THE CHICKEN RUN
Translated by Anthea Bell

Deb Olin Unferth
THE FIRST FULL THOUGHT OF HER LIFE
Michael Braunschweig
THE TSUCHINOKO
Translated by Amanda DeMarco

Alexis M. Smith
MARROW ISLAND
At 9:09AM
Eric Puchner
TROJAN WHORES HATE YOU BACK
Josh Weil
THE ELK-CALF
Sean Ennis
VISITATION
Jackson Tobin
THE CAT

Nonfiction

Michael Dickman
JOHN CLARE: MUD MAN PUNK ROCKER
Marin Sardy
LIGHTNING, OR FEATHERS

Poetry

Dorianne Laux
HONEYMOON
TULIP POPLAR
Sam Riviere
INFORMAL FATIGUE
CHRISTMAS IN BERLIN
Josh Ashbery
FOOD EPISODE
YCLEPT
WRITTEN WITH A BALLPOINT
Joseph Millar
RIGHT LIVELIHOOD
NIGHT LIGHT
Michael Burkard
Hello Mr. Essay
Later 13
Nerve
Per Aage Brandt
100
99
98
97
Translated by Thom Satterlee

Anna Journey
SUMMER OF CHOOSING THE DRESS
VICTORIAN CHAMBER POT MY MOTHER USED AS A PLANTER FOR CLIMBING IVY

Lost & Found

Nathan Gauer
ON NICHOLAS BOUVIER'S The Way of the World
Alexandra Pechman
ON EMILY HAHN'S China to Me
Sarah Bridgins
ON WILLIAM SHIRER’s The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
Joel Drucker
ON BROOKE HAYWARD'S Haywire
Whitney Otto
ON ANN PETRY'S The Street