Maud Casey on Albert Dadas and the will to wonder; Leslie Jamison on the West Memphis Three; Joel Rotenberg translates Ernst Weiss; Martha Cooley reads Berlin Alexanderplatz; Jeroen Toirkens’s Nomads; stories by Mary-Beth Hughes, Tania James, and Sarah A. Strickley; poems by Timothy Donnelly, Jorie Graham, Matthea Harvey, W. G. Sebald, and others.
Issue 15 • Maud CaseyThe way of Saint James, a pilgrimage route culminating at the tomb of Saint James in Santiago Compostela in Spain, passed through Bordeaux during the Middle Ages.
Issue 15 • Mary-Beth HughesRosalyn hunched behind the wheel of her aging Saab and texted her children.
Issue 15 • Matthea HarveyThey were lonely. I was alone.
Issue 15 • Kathleen OssipTheir hush and their order and their devotion to the past are a deep comfort to us.
Issue 15 • Bin RamkeThomas Hopkins Gallaudet, a founder / of the first American school for / the deaf, Wallace Stevens, and Samuel Colt—three buried in Cedar Hill / Cemetery, Hartford, Connecticut.
Issue 15 • Timothy DonnellyThe staircase hasn’t changed much through the centuries
Issue 15 • Stefania HeimThe sea swallows bodies / and spits them out smarter
Issue 15 • W. G. Sebaldlike Kafka’s essay / on Goethe’s abominable / nature
Issue 15 • Jorie GrahamIn the world-famous night which is already flinging away bits of dark
Issue 15 • Ernst WeissWriting was always an illicit pleasure for me.
Issue 15 • Tania JamesThis is not a guide to good handwriting.
Issue 15 • Leslie JamisonThe first film begins with bicycles salvaged from a muddy creek.
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