“My first ambition was to be an animator for Walt Disney”: John Updike on early ambitions.
Stories by Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Joy Williams, and Austin Wright. Poems by Richard Brautigan, Jim Carroll, and Frank O’Hara.
Robert Creeley on duking it out with Jackson Pollock on the Art of Poetry.
“I wonder what these people thought thousands of years ago of these sparks they saw when they took off their woolen clothes?” An interview with Isaac Bashevis Singer
Stories by Keith Cohen, Maurice Roche, James Salter, and Ronald Sukenick. Poems by Diane di Prima and John Wieners.
“Goddamn it, FEELING is what I like in art, not CRAFTINESS and the hiding of feelings”: Jack Kerouac on the Art of Fiction.
Stories by John Ashbery, James Schuyler, Donald Barthelme, and Marge Piercy. Poems by Jim Carroll, Kenneth Koch, and Vito Acconci.
Whitmanitus and verse symphonies: Conrad Aiken on the Art of Poetry.
Blaise Cendrars on Gustave Lerouge and Arthur Cravan.
Stories by Leonard Michaels and Mordecai Richler. Poems by Lewis MacAdams and Peter Schjeldahl.