Vanessa Hua (whose stories “The Third Daughter” and “River of Stars” appeared in ZYZZYVA No. 91 and No. 98, respectively) is the author of the story collection… Read More
“This is really a drag—and a bore,’’ the doomed jazzster Chet Baker tells director Bruce Weber in Let’s Get Lost, in response to (sympathetic) inquiries about h… Read More
Oh, I have suffered with those that I saw suffer! A brave vessel, who had, no doubt, some noble creature in her, dashed all to pieces! —Miranda, The Tempest The day began wit… Read More
…there is the poem as a unit-like thing, and then there is the poem that pervades existence, which is much more like the wind, and that is the poem everyone senses from time… Read More
At first, when the doctor told Soraya, she did not believe her. The vomiting, the taste of metal on her tongue, the way her toes had swollen, making her feet look fat and ugly&mdas&hell…Read More
Sjon’s latest novel, Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux Books, 145 pages), set in Reykjavik in 1918, is the story of sixteen-year-old Máni Steinn (a.k… Read More
Bill Berkson (left) and Frank O’Hara (photo by John Button, 1961) I was sad when I heard Bill Berkson died in June. I knew he’d been ill but didn’t know the details. But he… Read More
Anne Raeff (photo by Dennis Hearne) In Anne Raeff’s story collection, The Jungle Around Us (140 pages, University of Georgia Press), nine stories span decades, covering numerous lives… Read More
The woman began as an idea, as so many women do. She couldn’t be entirely beautiful, because that would stretch credibility too far. She couldn’t be ugly, either, thoug… Read More
You’re in a car and crying and amazed at how bad it feels to do bad things. Then you’re in a hotel bathroom with blood on your undershirt and the smell of a too— chlorinate… Read More
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