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AGNI 69

Contents

Fiction

Across My Big Brass Bed
Troika for Lovers
from The Anchor’s Long Chain
Translated from the French by Hoyt Rogers

Essays

High Compression: Information, Intimacy, and the Entropy of Life
What Will the Soul Do for Solace Then?
Crucibles: Intimations of Randomness
In Her Hands: The Art World Goes to War

Poetry

Combine
Winter in the Garden
Fire Season
Shadow of Two
The Last Man Who Knew Everything
Pseudohorse
Translated from the Italian by Martha Cooley and Antonio Romani
The Divine Right of Caprice
Adjacent to the way
Striking the Set
Chernobyl Eclogue
AGNI 69

Radical compressions and striking explosions. Brian Christian proposes a radical theory of art as information, and Senior Editor Bill Pierce riffs out further connections, while artist Aldwyth (as elucidated by fellow-artist Rosamond Purcell) offers uncannily apt illustration. Lovers’ beds abound—in fiction by Gary Amdahl, Michael Mejia, and Margo Berdeshevsky—and poets, including Adam Day, Garrett Keizer, Eva Hooker, and Deborah Pease, find what’s fresh and disturbing in the nothing new that is under the sun.

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