Meet the Author: 7 Questions with Annie Coggan

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.

For Friederike Mayröcker

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.

The Story of Making Art

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.

Meet the Author: 6 Questions with Elisa Gabbert

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.

Elisa Gabbert | W. G. Sebald

May 6, 2021

Read W. G. Sebald's The Emigrants with Elisa Gabbert in the June edition of #APStogether.

“We feel time in what we read.”

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.

Announcing the 2021 Writing Fellows

March 27, 2021

We're thrilled to announce the 2021 A Public Space Writing Fellows.

Rachel Cohen | Jane Austen

March 25, 2021

Read Persuasion with Rachel Cohen in #APStogether, our series of virtual book clubs.

Announcing the 2021 Editorial Fellow

March 13, 2021

The 2021 A Public Space Editorial Fellow is Miguel Coronado.

“The Metaphor Game” by John Francis Istel

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.

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