The ruby-colored adobe of Taos, writing for the lumberman, and Tennessee’s appendectomy: An interview with William Goyen.
Stories by Sena Jeter Naslund, Charles Newman, Ray Russell, and Ira Sadoff.
Poems by Rita Dove, William Stafford, and John Updike.
“The room where I work has a window looking into a wood, and I like to think that these earnest, lovable, and mysterious readers are in there”: John Cheever on The Art of Fiction.
Self-portraits by James Baldwin, Jorge Luis Borges, James Jones, Jerzy Kosinski, Norman Mailer, Arthur Miller, Ron Padgett, Philip Roth, Irwin Shaw, Auberon Waugh, and Tennessee Williams.
Stories by Stephen Dixon, Maxine Kumin, and Michael McGuire. Poems by Albert Goldbarth and Aram Saroyan.
“The ideal audience is a man like Bill Gass”: Stanley Elkin on the Art of Fiction.
Aphrodite Chuckass, Zoda Viola Klontz Gazola, Fanny Fangboner: John Train on how to name your baby.
Stories by William Reese Hamilton, Lamar Herrin, Barton Midwood, and Richard Stern. Poems by Edward Hirsch and Peter Payack.
“At times, a certain amount of alcohol helps”: James Dickey on the Art of Poetry.
Stories by Alice Adams, Pati Hill, and George Stiles. Prose Poems by Robert Bly