Luc Sante translates Arthur Rimbaud; John Ashbery translates Pierre Martory; Italy Abroad, a portfolio by Will Schutt with Antonio Tabucchi, Salvatore Niffoi, Dacia Maraini, and others; an illustrated guide to running for mayor in Chicago by Peter Orner and Eric Orner; Peyton Marshall on famous ancestors and familial bonds; Keith Lee Morris drives blind; Dubravka Ugresic sets off alarms; stories by Gary Amdahl, Sana Krasikov, and more.
Issue 06 • Dubravka UgresicI was in Stockholm recently.
Issue 06 • Colleen KinderBright: How I’d describe the sky over Reykjavik at 11:36 pm.
Issue 06 • Keith Lee MorrisI was sitting in the living room the other night trying to get through Middlemarch, the same thing I’ve been doing for most of this decade, and my ten-year-old son and his buddy kept interrupting to ask questions as part of this game they were playing.
Issue 06 • Peyton MarshallIn September 2003, the descendants of John Marshall, the fourth and arguably greatest Chief Justice of the United States, gathered at the Richmond Marriott for a weekend of cocktails and lectures.
Issue 06 • Arthur RimbaudMy sad heart slobbers on the deck, / My heart all smeared with navy plug
Issue 06 • Pierre MartoryThe bridge once passed
Issue 06 • Tom YuillMy friend, I could wander / Around out here for years
Issue 06 • Billy CollinsIt is difficult to write an aubade, / a song about noon, or a few crepuscular lines
Issue 06 • Cathy Park HongI was almost completed, but I could not blink.
Issue 06 • Zach BarocasMesmerizing / & insistent as they might / be, even educated hands are / not thoughtful.
Issue 06 • Claire HeroDusk births a weird teeming.
Issue 06 • Major JacksonI’m glum about your sportive flesh in the empire of blab, / And the latest guy running his trendy tongue like a tantalizing surge / Over your molars, how droll.
Issue 06 • Preeta SamarasanLast weekend Sugu went back to Ipoh town.
Issue 06 • Will SchuttItaly is a country awash in contradictions: short on nationhood, long on national heritage; Catholic in name and skeptical by nature; intensely proud yet eager to point out its own flaws; a place too puzzling for words that nonetheless elicits the unequivocal sigh, Only in Italy.
Issue 06 • Antonio TabucchiFor starters, he would tell him that what he liked best about the new house was the view of the Unter den Linden, because it made him feel at home still.
Issue 06 • Marcello FoisOne evening a few years ago in March, I drove from Bologna to Ferrara.
Issue 06 • Antonio ScuratiFor the past few years, Antonio Scurati has engaged in a pointed, provocative controversy with what might be called the old guard of the Italian intelligentsia, which Scurati considers to be locked into useless, obsolete forms of political and cultural engagement.
Issue 06 • Salvatore NiffoiHis eighth novel, Return to Baraule, opens in typical Niffoi fashion: a mysterious figure, Carmine Pullana, sickly, sixty years old, arrives in a backwater island village called Baraule.
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