The guard was circulating through the halls to announce that it was closing time, but it was only 4:45—fifteen minutes should have been left for stragglers to wander.
Chris Thornton and Juan Cole on Iran today (with a portfolio of photographs) … Jennifer Robertson on historical forgetting and contemporary Japanese art … Philip Beidler on Vonnegut’s Dresden … Anis Shivani on the new poetry of lament … Stories by David Huddle, Nancy Reisman, Sharon Pomerantz … Poems by Albert Goldbarth, Sam Taylor, and Beckian Fritz Goldberg …
This special issue, Bookishness: The New Fate of Reading in the Digital Age, features articles on the future of reading, books, and the publishing industry in the 21st century. Among these is “UP 2.0: Some Theses on the Future of Academic Publishing,” an essay by Phil Pochoda, Directory of the University of Michigan Press.
In addition, the issue contains more than 15 other new works, including poetry, fiction, and more.
Kathryn Rhett on finding the personal writings left behind by dead authors, Nigel Gearing on class reunions, Chris Thornton on contemporary Egypt, and a conversation with Richard Ford.
Charles Johnson on literary culture and writing workshops; Charlene Fix on Death of a Salesman; Lisa Lieberman on Hans Christian Anderson; conversations with Sandra Cisneros and Arthur Miller Fiction by Jane Gillette, John Allman Poetry by Gary Soto, Bob Hicok, Diana Fox, Arthur Vogelsang, Peter