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I Am Thankful for Food Writing

Melissa Wade It’s Thanksgiving. My husband and I are staying home, and we’ve decided to shake up tradition and nix the turkey. I’ve read Jonathan Safran Foer, and I won’t overwhelm you with...

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Movement: An Exploration of Export in Dante and Wendell Berry

By Chris Stanzione When our poetry editor Millie asked me what I look for in great literature, I said that, like all great art, I look for “export,” for pieces of art that, after our interaction...

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Sigrid Nunez Asks How Should We Live When All Seems Doomed

In her poignant and meditative new novel, “What Are You Going Through,” Sigrid Nunez writes as if we sit with the narrator in her living room, listening to her thoughts on companionship, on...

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Colors of Easter: A Review of Rick Barot’s During the Pandemic

On the penultimate page in my copy of During the Pandemic, Rick Barot’s poignant new chapbook, I am told: “You are holding No. 77.” The numbers are penciled onto the page in a small, neat...

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Review of Danielle Evans’s The Office of Historical Corrections

Zachary Barnes The Office of Historical Corrections is Danielle Evans’s newest collection of six short stories and a novella. These stories are wonderfully varied, with settings like a life-sized...

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What a Horror Author Taught Me About Artistry

By Timothy Johnson I recently read Josh Malerman’s Malorie, the sequel to his 2014 Bird Box, which Netflix turned into a successful film in 2018. I like a good horror tale, and over the last few...

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A Review of A Fish Growing Lungs

By Sarah Wilson I first met Alysia Li Ying Sawchyn for coffee just over three years ago. She had just finished her MFA and moved back to the DC metro area. We were introduced by a mutual friend who...

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