No. 29

In these times of fragments and fragmented times, what are the shapes of our comfort. Built and imagined. What gives boundaries and connection, healing and shelter, familiar pathways and points of rebellion.

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Jhumpa Lahiri

"A light push, perhaps even a gust of wind, would be enough to send her backward over the edge." Read "The Delivery" by Jhumpa Lahiri in A Public Space No. 29.


James Alan McPherson

"An empathetic understanding coupled with a writer’s knowledge that when dealing with human beings there are no right or wrong answers." Join us for a virtual discussion of Hue and Cry by James Alan McPherson with Lan Samantha Chang on Monday, February 22. Register here.


Dorthe Nors

How does literary companionship manifest in a writer’s daily work? Dorthe Nors leads a Master Class on literary companions, the writers one reads who are essential to one’s own work and writing life. March 6, online on Zoom.

The Communicating Vessels
Friederike Mayröcker The Communicating Vessels
Mark Hage Capital
Bette Howland, introduction by Yiyun Li W-3

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