Issue 66

Winter Reading

2015
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Featuring
Andrea Barrett / Dorothy Allison / Sharon Olds
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Editor's Note

Each July Tin House turns the Cerf Amphitheatre at Reed College into a temple of the written word. At our Summer Writer’s Workshop, editors, faculty, and over two hundred participants come together to recharge and share and risk. Night after night faculty and guest readers dazzle and disturb, and after a week of readings and talks everyone leaves spent yet rejuvenated. Often we are lucky enough to grab new work and pass it along within the magazine’s pages. This summer, Dorothy Allison shook us with her story “Something Not Unlike Love,” a ferocious depiction of how sexual attraction gets its hooks in. Cornelius Eady read two of the remarkable poems printed here, as well as performed a song for Trayvon Martin. And Claire Vaye Watkins gave a talk about how she got over “writing to impress old white men.” It was stirring, powerful, most of us in the room hearing articulated what we strongly felt but hadn’t quite been able to formulate into words. Watkins modified the talk into an essay, “On Pandering,” and we are proud to share this call to arms. Wherever you are this winter, we hope that you will hold the light we tried to capture from last July. And if you are in the neighborhood next summer, drop by and join us.

 

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Table of Contents

Fiction

Dorothy Allison
SOMETHING NOT UNLIKE LOVE
Patrick deWitt
THE PICKETER
Helen Phillips
CHILDREN
Martha McPhee
MAGIC CITY
Drew Ciccolo
THE LEASH
James Scudamore
A CARNIVAL OF MASKS
Andrea Barrett
WONDERS OF THE SHORE

Nonfiction

Claire Vaye Watkins
ON PANDERING
Evie Wyld & Joe Sumner
EVERYTHING IS TEETH
Rachel Jamison Webster
DEFACED
CJ Hauser
BLOOD
John Fischer
THE RIGHT ACCUSATION

Poetry

Sharon Olds
ODE TO THE TAMPON
AT FIRST IT LOOKED LIKE
ODE TO THE PRESENT MOMENT, IN THE LIVING ROOM, WITH BIANCA
LOOKING SOUTH AT LOWER MANHATTAN, WHERE THE TOWERS HAD BEEN
Caroline Knox
POLIS
POPPITS
Adam Fitzgerald
PROSPERO'S BOOKS
THE REMAKE
Cornelius Eady
NEIGHBORHOOD KIDS PLAY JAMES BROWN'S XMAS LP ON THEIR FRONT PORCH, DEC. 24, 2006
Caroline O’Connor Thomas
DEVELOPING THE THEORY OF AM I POPPIES OR BLUEBELLS
MEANWHILE SOME UNSOLICITED ADVICE
Timmy Straw
STEALTH
THE SECOND MOVEMENT FOOLED ME

Lost & Found

Carrie Brown
ON J. L. CARR'S A Month in the Country
James Guida
ON JONATHAN SWIFT'S Directions to Servants
Pamela Erens
ON GEORGE ELIOT'S The Lifted Veil
Scott F. Parker
ON KEN KESEY'S Spit in the Ocean
Carol Keeley
ON JONATHAN SHAY'S Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character