Eileen Myles on the art of poetry: “People loved to talk about how Frank O’Hara didn’t really care about getting published. That doesn’t jibe with my experience.” Jane Smiley on the art of fiction: “There weren’t too many books by women that were taught in school, so I read those on my own, and the books I read were as accessible as the ones we were reading in school.”
New fiction by Ottessa Moshfegh, Chris Bachelder, Patrick Dacey, and Deborah Eisenberg.
Poems by Ange Mlinko, Eileen Myles, Michael Hofmann, Stephen Dunn, Kevin Prufer, Geoffrey G. O’Brien, Nathaniel Mackey, and Linda Pastan. And nonfiction by Robert Anthony Siegel, and James Salter.