Art of Fiction interviews with Erskine Caldwell and P. L. Travers.
“You either measured up or slunk away”: Don Asher recalls Harlem jazz sessions in the 1940s.
Stories by Michael Cunningham, Norman Mailer, Jay McInerney, and Barbara Milton. Poems by Charles Bernstein, Lyn Hejinian, and Susan Howe.
Malcolm Cowley on Hemingway’s ethics, Hart Crane’s fondness for throwing furniture out the window, and a typographical error on Faulkner’s grave.
An Art of Fiction interview with William Maxwell.
A play by Michael McGuire. Stories by Mary Alice Ayers and Allan Gurganus. Poems by Bill Knott and John Peck.
“One doesn’t study poets! You read them and think, That’s marvelous, how is it done? Could I do it?” Philip Larkin on the Art of Poetry.
James Merrill on getting to know Auden “not in this world” and the “misplaced religion” of Ouija.
Stories by T. Coraghessan Boyle, Norman Rush, and Edmund White. Poems by David Lehman and Charles Simic.
Joseph Brodsky on meeting Anna Akhmatova, persecution mania, and Ray Charles and squad cars in Russian.
An Art of Poetry interview with Stanley Kunitz.
Stories by Andrei Codrescu and Robert Shacochis. Poems by Gerald Stern.