Additional Selections from This Issue

An Interview with Lia Purpura

Amy Wright for Zone 3: Do you follow any advice columnists? Lia Purpura: Very funny and weirdly pertinent question! I used to follow Dear Abby fanatically. In fact, my grandmother would send me huge

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An Interview with Tan Lin

Amy Wright for Zone 3: What do you hope for this interview? Tan Lin: The absence of anything new. And Chinese Take Out 2 nights a week.

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An Interview with J.C. Hallman

Amy Wright for Zone 3: In your essay, “The Disciplined Soul,” you say that “what’s at stake in the writing life is more than just chat.” Like what? J.C. Hallman: I’m currently pretty deeply immersed

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Books Make Me Masturbate by J.C. Hallman

It may be that the experience of teaching writing and literature offers up an even better explanation for the state of books in the world than the teaching of the craft of creative writing. By the

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Opossum by Gabriel Spera

Having seen the cubs, no bigger than a child’s / first sneaker, ply the compost heap / for melon scalps and black banana peels, / who would not choose to believe this stiff

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[You Can Look Through These Windows—Look, & Not See Anything. . .] by John Pursley III

You can look through these windows—look, & not see anything / For days at a time—stand, & stare, until the whole town vanishes /

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Sonnet Granadas by Jadyn DeWald

Six chords, then silence, then the world / Was made. Just like my heart in its feeble / Birdcage. It was autumn. I listened with /

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