The Paris Review No. 231
George Saunders on the Art of Fiction: “It’s important to critique the way we live, because America is a really frightening construct that’s eating people every day.” Rae Armantrout on the Art of Poetry: “When I write about climate change, I tend to write about the ways we try to escape from it in fantasy, the ways we fool ourselves.”
Fiction by Emma Cline, Taylor Koekkoek, Fernanda Melchor, Willa C. Richards, and Kathryn Scanlan.
Poetry by Antonella Anedda, Rae Armantrout, Kamau Brathwaite, Jacob Bromberg, Jeff Fearnside, Emily Fragos, Sarah Green, Sylvia Legris, Gorges Perec, Aaron Poochigian, Tomas Unger, William Wadsworth, and Jeffrey Yang.
Nonfiction by Molly McCully Brown. A portfolio by Dave Hardy, with an essay by Elena Passarello. A correspondence between Helen Frankenthaler and James Schulyer.