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women’s business here

A Letter to My Daughter about Palindromes

Little Face

Mother’s Tears

Carson McCullers in 1940

By Annemarie Schwarzenbach

Translated by Padraig Rooney

On the Undiscovered Origins of Everything in Waxahachie, Texas

Buried Treasure


King, Bishop, Queen

Four by Kline Caro

The Sacrifice

Where I Was When My Older Brother Died

The End of the Line

Emergency Instructions: If an Anaconda Bites Your Hand

from Le Secret: The Secret Agent’s Story

By Philippe Sollers

Translated by Armine Kotin Mortimer


Among Us

from Watering the Plant of Dreaming

By Elisa Biagini

Translated by Wallis Wilde-Menozzi


Kid Happens

from Yss of Li

The Museum: Ashtray

The Museum: Woman with Apple

Stumbling on Clair de Lune

To Ruwa Riché

By Golan Haji

Translated by Marilyn Hacker

To Aras Bengo

By Golan Haji

Translated by Marilyn Hacker

To Raed Naqshabandi

By Golan Haji

Translated by Marilyn Hacker

To Mohammed Samy al-Kayâlli

By Golan Haji

Translated by Marilyn Hacker

Measure for Measure


Blackbirds and Blake’s Illustrations to Dante’s Purgatory, Canto 1

Imagining Marriage, #52

Officer Crowley

Top Hat, 1935

Maker of Bowls

The Angels

The Horses of Achilles

The Road to Santa Clara

The Four Auricles

The Summer Peepers Couldn’t Be the Sources of Their Chorus

The Fall

from Lullabies for the Dead

Little Harmonic Labyrinth

An Apparatus for Receiving or Transmitting


from Orbit

Electric, eclectic—an art portfolio by Elaine Spatz-Rabinowitz frames up intimations of danger for an issue international across all three genres. Marilyn Hacker’s versions of Syria poet Golan Haji go side by side with new poems by Cynthia Zarin, John Kinsella, Dara Elerath, Chad Parmenter, and many others. In fiction, Jamie Quatro imagines lovers not taken, Tamas Dobozy proposes a hair-raising retrospective of a scandalous filmmaker’s career, and Elske Rahill gives us a woman whose urge to protect her daughter goes perilously far. Essays by Kim Adrian, Shahnaz Habib, Michael Sheehan, Radhiyah Ayobami, and others explore the legacies of trauma and the uncanny resourcefulness of the survival instinct.

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