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This week, we’ve lowered the paywall on Samuel R. Delany’s Art of Fiction interview, a short story by Jessi Jezewska Stevens, and a poem by Mary Jo Bang.
In this series of videograms, poets read and discuss the poems getting them through these strange times—broadcasting straight from their couches to yours.
When Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, and Max Roach shared a recording studio in 1962, the result was a masterpiece of tension and friction.
Our monthly column Feminize Your Canon explores the lives of underrated and underread female authors.
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Edward Hirsch is the author of ten poetry books, most recently Stranger by Night (2020). His debut, For the Sleepwalkers, published in 1981 when he was thirty-one, won the Lavan Younger Poets Award. It was followed by 1986’s National Book Critics Circle Award–winning Wild Gratitude. These first collections set the stage for others, such as On Love (1998) and Lay Back the Darkness (2003), that spotlighted a poet of both emotion and intellect, a poet as able t…
Weather, a natural force magnified by island circumstance, is the cold blood of Iceland. Weather with its amoral, wanton violence is lethal here.
Cooking up recipes drawn from the works of various writers.
Toni Morrison, Philip Roth, Jason Alexander, Charlotte Rampling, Danez Smith, Sarah Manguso, Salman Rushdie, Molly Ringwald, Jenny Slate, Devendra Banhart, and more
During the week of October 24, 1846, George Holcomb’s turnip harvest was at its height. With his family and others, he pulled turnips on several days, sometimes topping them and sometimes leaving the tops on. He also began trading his turnips for goods and services, including:
An unknown quantity of turnips to the tailor Jervins for the cutting of a coat and vest for son John.
Two bushels of turnips to Manuel Buten for his help in pulling turnips.