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Guadalupe Nettel And The Extraterritoriality Of Latin America
In “After the Winter,” the novelist imagines a new relationship with ghosts, literary and otherwise. The post Guadalupe Nettel and the Extraterritoriality of Latin America appeared first on Guernica.
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Dream Seminar
Every dream is crowded with faces and bodies— / there are more dreamed people than there are us. The post Dream Seminar appeared first on Guernica.
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Mr. Rain Jacket
Homeless, solitary, and schizophrenic, my brother had nothing to shield him from everybody else. The post Mr. Rain Jacket appeared first on Guernica.
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Arundhati Roy: “Literature Provides Shelter”
In this year’s PEN America Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture, Arundhati Roy spoke about the power of literature to challenge governments. The post Arundhati Roy: “Literature provides shelter” appeared first on Guernica.
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Lil Spin
After the blunt, I started trippin’, watching seagulls flyin’ on high. When I looked straight at the sun, everything glowed, way mellow, way marola. The post Lil Spin appeared first on Guernica.
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Six Writers On The Power Of Telling The Truth
At a panel at this year’s PEN America World Voices Festival, six writers discuss the empowering effects of sharing difficult experiences. The post Six Writers on the Power of Telling the Truth appeared first on Guernica.
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Two “Artists Of The Air” On The Limits Of Time And Space
At a panel at this year’s PEN America World Voices Festival, high-wire walker Phillippe Petit and extreme-action pioneer Elizabeth Streb discuss their death-defying art. The post Two “Artists of the Air” on the Limits of Time and Space appeared firs
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Five Poets Reflect On The Life And Work Of Yusef Komunyakaa
At a panel at this year’s PEN America World Voices Festival, five poets discuss the pain and self-actualization in the poems of Komunyakaa. The post Five Poets Reflect on the Life and Work of Yusef Komunyakaa appeared first on Guernica.
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Letters to Mothers: Crones, Hags, Witches, and Killjoys
Mother’s Day is a joke we are all in on, and yet it continues—straight-faced, deadly serious, and poisoned. The post Letters to Mothers: Crones, Hags, Witches, and Killjoys appeared first on Guernica.
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Terese Svoboda: Writing the Desert
The author and translator on the changing American region that shaped her thinking. The post Terese Svoboda: Writing the Desert appeared first on Guernica.
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In Search Of An Ending
T Kira Madden's Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls charts a new path forward for millennial memoirs. The post In Search of an Ending appeared first on Guernica.
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Binnie Kirshenbaum: “If You Think You Shouldn’t Say Something, Say It.”
Writer Binnie Kirshenbaum shares the drafts of her latest novel, Rabbits for Food, and talks to us about writing unreasonable characters. The post Binnie Kirshenbaum: “If you think you shouldn’t say something, say it.” appeared first on Guernica.
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Detonator
“Do you love her?” my wife said at some point. It was maybe three weeks after the surgery, and I was about to be discharged from the hospital. I was walking again, but needed a cane. The post Detonator appeared first on Guernica.
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Squirrel King
The city didn’t put stop signs at our suburban corner until I was thirteen. Despite the reckless driving, no one was ever killed. Pet dogs and stray cats weren’t so lucky. Neither were the squirrels. The post Squirrel King appeared first on Guernica.
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A Wedding, or What We Unlearned from Descartes
Yes / body, you are owed a whole lake. The post A Wedding, or What We Unlearned from Descartes appeared first on Guernica.
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Sheila Heti: “All of Living is Thinking”
The author discusses Judaism, visual art, and “the annoying, circular thinking that happens alongside living.” The post Sheila Heti: “All of Living is Thinking” appeared first on Guernica.
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Presented by SIMA: Hotel USA
This intimate documentary follows a group of refugees as they spend their first night in the United States in a New Jersey roadside motel. Watch here. The post Presented by SIMA: Hotel USA appeared first on Guernica.
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Children Of The Ghetto: My Name Is Adam
I admit I felt something strange as I listened to the popping of the bones as they were devoured by the fire: Murad spoke, and I saw. It was grief. Grief squeezes the heart till you feel you’re about to die and your heart bleeds tears into your eyes.
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Laila Lalami: Home Is An In-Between World
The writer on migration, bigotry, and the inheritance of loss. The post Laila Lalami: Home Is An In-Between World appeared first on Guernica.
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Home Visit
The first time I visited my nephew Jay in a prison in Central California he was at the start of an over 20-year sentence. He was then twenty-nine years old. If I wanted to continue to be involved in his life, I would have to learn how to make visitin
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We Are Here
We exchanged stories of our hosts in a sort of competition, observing everything they did like anthropologists or comedians. One of us slept on a fold-out couch in the kitchen. One suspected that the “uncle” who visited the family weekly, while the f
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Fernando A. Flores: “The Oldest Stories Of This Land Were Fantastical In Essence”
An emerging voice in fiction discusses writing as performance, translating rhythm into narrative, and writing the “anti-research” novel. The post Fernando A. Flores: “The oldest stories of this land were fantastical in essence” appeared first on Guer
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Hilary Hahn: Entering the Sublime
The renowned violinist on the joys and intensities of creative life. The post Hilary Hahn: Entering the Sublime appeared first on Guernica.
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Nugrybauti
In Lithuania, going astray while picking mushrooms is a common experience, with its own word. The same word is used to describe veering from the plot of a story—like my father did when he talked about his time in Vietnam. The post Nugrybauti appeared
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Iceland
The whole right side of Nancy’s body, the side closest the ledge, prickled with horror and disgust. The wind lifted and tugged at her hair, and her head echoed with her own ineffective shouts. She stood frozen by the ledge that the baby bird had just
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Five Writers on Climate Change and Popular Culture
Five contemporary writers and critics discuss how climate change is represented in novels, film, comic books, and even in the works of Plato. The post Five Writers on Climate Change and Popular Culture appeared first on Guernica.
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David Shields: Men Should Acknowledge Their Brokenness
The author discusses marriage, #MeToo, and how we are all vectors on a vast grid of animal drives. The post David Shields: Men Should Acknowledge Their Brokenness appeared first on Guernica.
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Princess Bari
Grandmother searched the house inside and out, but I was nowhere to be found. Fearful of how Heaven might curse them and filled with pity for her daughter-in-law and poor little granddaughters, she filled a porcelain bowl with cold water, placed it o
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Leanne Shapton: “The Mix Of Proof, Shock, And Totally Crappy Images.”
Writer and illustrator Leanne Shapton gives us a tour through her studio and shows us her mock layouts, her collection of ghost stories, and the pile of scrapbooks she found on Etsy. The post Leanne Shapton: “The mix of proof, shock, and totally crap
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