The Paris Review: Sample delights from the Redux newsletter
Elena Ferrante’s Art of Fiction interview is free this week. Find out what else we’ve unlocked:
— The Paris Review (@parisreview) April 23, 2019
“Every week, the editors of The Paris Review lift the paywall on a selection of interviews, stories, poems, and more from the magazine’s archive. You can have these unlocked pieces delivered straight to your inbox every Sunday by signing up for the Redux newsletter.”
This week’s features include an interview with Elena Ferrante, a poem by Jorge Luis Borges and a story by Haruki Murakami.
September 1, 1939 by WH Auden
I sit in one of the dives
On Fifty-second Street
Uncertain and afraid
As the clever hopes expire
Of a low dishonest decade:
Waves of anger and fear
Circulate over the bright
And darkened lands of the earth,
Obsessing our private lives;
Listowel Writers’ Week Irish poem of the year: Birthday by Brian Kirk
By coincidence, after we setup a page for occasional poetry, one of our past contributors* won a national award for an occasional poem. Link: Read “Birthday” by Brian Kirk, and two other shortlisted poems.
* Brian Kirk’s short story That New Girl was our story of the month for November 2018.
Introducing: Occasional Poems
The idea is that amid the short stories and literary goings-on there will be occasional poems, which will also be “Occasional Poems.” Poets Laureate have to write them for state events but occasions are not only royal births, weddings and deaths. One recent example was the centenary of the 1918 armistice, no? Yours might be very personal and it need not be topical, it could be from the past or an imagined future, perhaps.
Please send submissions together with a biographical note for publication, to email@example.com. You retain all rights, and each poem will be marked as copyright your name and the year.
Published 21/11/2018. Updated passim 21/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 11/12/2018, 23/12/2018.
Poetry: Last Night’s Dream Corrected
It’s not new and it’s not short stories! But it is one of the anthologies we helped to publish back in 2006. And a right purty book it is too.
A tasting menu of poetry from outstanding newcomers alongside established and award-winning poets such as Joanne Kyger, Bill Berkson and Michael Rothenberg. Each poet has a separate section and the physical and visual pleasures of the book are intended to complement the poetry on the pages.
Here is a preview of the contents section from the book.
Contributors: Raewyn Alexander, Richard Atkinson, Bill Berkson, J. Tyler Blue, Sean Brijbasi, Terri Carrion, Ira Cohen, Josh Davis, Mikey Delgado, Stratos Fountoulis, Kim Göransson, Susan Kennedy, Joanne Kyger, Elias Miller, Stephen Moran, Julie Payne, Michael Rothenberg, Dean Strom, Blem Vide, Richard Wright. The title is taken from a poem by Sean Brijbasi.