“I’m interested in the random images, ideas, song snippets, phrases, etc. that consciousness throws back at me.”
“Each sentence gives rise to the next sentence, each sentence owes everything to its predecessor.”
Volume XXXVII | Number 4
Selections from our latest issue available now:
Poems by William Stobb and Elizabeth Spires;
An excerpt from a story by Lily Tuck;
An excerpt from an essay by Derek Mong.
Don’t miss our editors’ picks for 2015’s best summer reads!
These are more like doors
that open with a strange slowness;
they turn outward like my palms,
shadows spread out on night’s walls.
The uprooted mango tree in our yard
is never in doubt
my love is returned.
It doesn’t evade the passing bird;
but today I will speak to no one.
Teenagers twine around each other and complain to me about the lame music. Do they think I can do anything about it? “Manager” isn’t the same thing as “Management” at Dogs ’N More. I’m the hinge on a greasy door…
You’ve been fading lately, my wife says. You used to have this presence and now, look at you. You are almost see-through. I’ve noticed that too. Even my shoes have gotten kind of fadeish. Not worn out, not gray, not…
“Working class fiction” has long occupied a distinctive subcategory of American literature, with Russell Banks, Dorothy Allison, and Sherman Alexie crafting some of the most resonant
William Stobb is the author of five poetry collections, including the National Poetry Series selection Nervous Systems (2007) and Absentia (2011), both from Penguin Books. Stobb works as associate editor of Conduit and assistant professor of English at the University…
Featuring Why We Chose It by Natalie Shapero, a dispatch from the Writers Workshop, and more!
Summer Reading Recommendations from the Kenyon Review!
Poetry Editor David Baker on “Why I Chose It,” Fiction Editor Caitlin Horrocks creates a new story out of lines from past pieces, and so much more!