June 10, 2021
“I really do believe in the power of a drawing to ignite the imagination.”
Get to know contributing editor Annie Coggan as she shares her favorite books, and the designers that have shaped her work.
Alexander Booth • June 7, 2021
"Yours, I think, shall forever be, for me, inextricable from a certain song of snow and wander."
Alexander Booth, translator of Friederike Mayröcker's The Communicating Vessels, pays tribute to the late Mayröcker, who passed away June 4, 2021 at the age of 96.
May 20, 2021
"Paintings do age, like people, but more slowly. Their meaning ages too."
Anne Elliott, author of The Artstars: Stories, discusses what inspires her, from Toni Morrison and W. G. Sebald to art history and performance art. She looks at the stories behind the making of art and the usefulness of ekphrasis as a narrative vehicle in her writing.
May 7, 2021
Get to know the author Elisa Gabbert, who will lead us in reading W. G. Sebald’s The Emigrants in the June edition of #APStogether, our series of virtual book clubs, as she discusses the books and writers that excite her.
May 6, 2021
Read W. G. Sebald's The Emigrants with Elisa Gabbert in the June edition of #APStogether.
April 9, 2021
"We feel time in what we read. Time accrues readily to text, both at the surface of language and deeper down, where meaning arises among associations with and references to a world that is always evolving."
In honor of National Poetry Month, A Public Space's 2021 Editorial Fellow Miguel Coronado talks with poetry editor Brett Fletcher Lauer, and poet-translators Jennifer Kronovet and Benjamin Paloff, about their work.
March 27, 2021
We're thrilled to announce the 2021 A Public Space Writing Fellows.
March 25, 2021
Read Persuasion with Rachel Cohen in #APStogether, our series of virtual book clubs.
March 13, 2021
The 2021 A Public Space Editorial Fellow is Miguel Coronado.
March 9, 2021
The Academy for Teachers' Stories Out of School 2021 Flash Fiction Contest Winner, selected by Jonathan Lethem
Judge's Citation: Out of a superb batch of teacher-short-shorts, I finally had to settle on “The Metaphor Game”. It has verve, compression, surprise, and courage on its side—everything you want, in barely three pages. The irony is deft, and it makes a fierce commentary on its social-justice theme and also the current state of disrepair in the world of metaphor.