The Paris Review #244 : Summer 2023
Trade paperback. Hot off the press!! Prose, poetry, art and interviews to make your brain sing.
John Keene on the Art of Fiction: “What my countereducation said at a very basic level was, You have value. Black people around the world are the center, they’re not the margin.”
Sharon Olds on the Art of Poetry: “If I had to choose between a poem being therapeutic and it being a better poem, I’d want it to be a better poem.”
Prose by Caleb Crain, Lydia Davis, Rachel B. Glaser, James Lasdun, Juliana Leite, Diane Oliver, and Jamie Quatro.
Poetry by Leopoldine Core, Richie Hofmann, Imani Elizabeth Jackson, Jessica Laser, Lewis Meyers, Mirta Rosenberg, Jonathan Thirkield.
Art by Margot Bergman and Jameson Green.
Cover: Emilie Louise Gossiaux, London with Ribbon, 2022, ballpoint pen on paper.-----
Table of Contents
Caleb Crain -- The Letter
Rachel B. Glaser -- Dead Woman
James Lasdun -- Helen
Juliana Leite -- My Good Friend
Diane Oliver -- “No Brown Sugar in Anybody’s Milk”
Jamie Quatro -- Little House
John Keene -- The Art of Fiction No. 259
Sharon Olds -- The Art of Poetry No. 114
Leopoldine Core -- Ex-Stewardess
Richie Hofmann -- Armed Cavalier
Imani Elizabeth -- Jackson from “Flag”
Jessica Laser -- Kings
Lewis Meyers -- Summer Letters
Mirta Rosenberg -- Cat in Portrait
Jonathan Thirkield -- Antwerp (2)
Margot Bergman -- Cups
Jameson Green -- Writers
Emilie Louise Gossiaux -- Issue No. 243 Cover - London with Ribbon
Lydia Davis -- Selections from Journal, 1996