The Other Interest

Note Brigid Hughes

Brett Fletcher Lauer, A Public Space’s poetry editor, shared a series of poems by the artist Giorgio de Chirico that led to the idea of artists pursuing interests other than those primary to them. This issue showcases the graphic work of novelist Herta Müller; the fiction of artist Dorothea Tanning; a memoir from photographer Gordon Parks; director Sally Potter’s work diary; the filmmaker David Lynch’s paintings; and poet Etel Adnan’s notes on weaving. What one is known for, what is presented as a life’s work, is not an entirety. These other interests, away from the perfectionism and public attention of primary pursuits, could offer another, less guarded view.

“Each new issue feels like a public report from many individual private spheres.” —Antoine Wilson

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Issue 24



Spring 2016


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