The Paris Review #244 : Summer 2023
Paris Review

The Paris Review #244 : Summer 2023

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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