“I suddenly see my words with the eyes of the cold public. It gives me a terrible sense of exposure, as if I’d gotten sunburned”: Eudora Welty on the Art of Fiction.
Stories by Walter Abish, James Salter, and James Schuyler. Poems by Edward Dorn, Jim Gustafson, and Michael McClure.
“I do not want to be remembered. These are dehumanizing times—it’s best to be forgotten”: An interview with Jerzy Kosinski.
A movie-picture outline by James Ivory, Michael O’Donoghue, and George Trow.
Stories by Gail Godwin and Harry Mathews. Poems by Allen Ginsberg and Ron Padgett.
“So I gave him a Craven-A and then lit it for him, and I thought ‘Immortality is mine! From now on it’s just a question of reaping the fruits of my efforts’”: John Berryman gives a cigarette to William Butler Yeats.
Stories by John Ashbery and Glen Baxter. Poems by Ted Berrigan, Lou Reed, and Anne Waldman.