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Alice: An Excerpt From Hilary Plum’s Strawberry Fields

Hilary Plum

04.24.18

Hilary Plum offers up an excerpt from her novel, Strawberry Fields, winner of the Fence Modern Prize in Prose, about the Iraq war and journalism.

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Art by Subtraction. Eat, Consume and Devour: An Essay on How & Why I Wrote Lonely Men Club

Mike Kleine

04.23.18

Mike Kleine wrote a 100,000-word book in five days, under contract for publication. Herein he dissects the nitty-gritty of his approach to the ambitious project, which has taken the form of a novel about the Zodiac Killer, including acts of coding, miming, and visual design.

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POEMBODY

Mai Ivfjäll

04.20.18

“so sudden so suddenly / becoming bed bound earthbound / disappearing” New work by Mai Ivfjäll.

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Columbus, Ohio

Joseph Grantham

04.18.18

“For two months I lived in a hostel in Columbus, Ohio. There were five of us altogether. There were two heroin addicts. There was Keith. And there was Chloe.” New fiction by Joseph Grantham.

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In Search of Duende: Fiona Apple and the Endless Container

Sarah Kasbeer

04.17.18

“We simultaneously participate in Apple’s pain while using her performance as a container for our own. That way, we too get the chance to bleed.” Sarah Kasbeer collectivizes the duende of trauma in Fiona Apple’s 1996 album, Tidal.

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Ideal Home Noise (15): Jaeggy, Sultan and Mandel, Bresson, Halpern

Jeff Jackson

04.16.18

Jeff Jackson’s Ideal Home Noise column returns with a look at five crucial bits of culture for your home — including Fleur Jaeggy, Bresson, and Halpern.

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Mother and Child

Lynn Mundell

04.13.18

“His design had 1,500 pieces in 9 different colors—from beige for the skin to electric blue for the pantsuit.” New fiction by Lynn Mundell.

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SYNCHRONICITY, CATALOGUE

Jack Meriwether

04.11.18

“hair bleach is a small price to pay / for a whole new / personality.” New work by Jack Meriwether.

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NOT EVERY DEAD BODY GIVES UP A GHOST: A CONVERSATION WITH ALANA I. CAPRIA

Jason Teal

04.10.18

Jason Teal digs in with Alana I. Capria about her horrific, Lynchian fairy tale novel Mother Walked into the Lake.

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Waiting for Goals / [to be chanted]

Andrew Wells

04.09.18

Andrew Wells’s rhizomatic essay on soccer quickly finds its branches tracing out into a meditation on play, institutionalization, male violence, commercial publishing, and so much more.