Issue 70

Winter Reading

2016
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$15.00$20.00

Featuring
Mark Leyner / Jo Ann Beard
Description
Editor's Note

It is the belief of all of us here at Tin House that art is our resistance and our voice. Now more than ever we want to hear what story can tell us. We want to listen to the unspoken conversation between a woman and her attacker in a new story by Jo Ann Beard, which we feel fortunate to publish. We want to hear the exchange between the earth and a UFO and the dialogue between a man and his own thoughts, when Michael Andreasen speaks to us from the future. We want Chaim ben Avram to talk to us in love poems, somewhere in the backyard of America. We want to talk to you. We hope these pages give you solace, and most importantly: We hope you talk back.

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Table of Contents

Fiction

Jo Ann Beard
THE TOMB OF WRESTLING
Antonya Nelson
JACK LONDON
Jim Shepard
POSITIVE TRAIN CONTROL
Michael Andreasen
BODIES IN SPACE
Rebecca Makkai
ZAMBONI

Poetry

Rae Armantrout
LIFE HISTORY
YOU KNOW
AHEAD
Ruth Madievsky
CAT-BABY
THE KNOWING
David Tomas Martinez
TRIPTYCH ON AMBITION
Shayla Lawson
FONDAMENTA EREMITE—IN DEFENSE OF HERMITS
IA ANGELO EMO—BY WAY OF THE EMO ANGEL
Tommy Pico
from NATURE POEM
Gerald Stern
BOOK OF THE DEAD
HAMLET NAKED
VISIT FROM MARS
Christopher Soto
IN SUPPORT OF VIOLENCE
THE AESTHETICS OF SUFFERING
Miller Oberman
THE UNSTILL ONES
WULF AND EADWACER
Chaim ben Avram
A LOVE POEM FROM SOMEWHERE IN THE BACKYARD OF AMERICA

Lost & Found

Sam Lipsyte
ON STANLEY ELKIN'S Pieces of Soap
Julia Cooke
ON REBECCA WEST'S The Fountain Overflows
Steve Almond
ON SRDJAN VALJARVEIĆ'S Lake Como
Jess Pane
ON CINDY CRABB'S Doris: An Anthology 1991-2001
Teow Lim Goh
ON DIANE GILLIAM FISHER'S Kettle Bottom

Interview

Mark Leyner