ZYZZYVA No. 115 Spring 2019


Awards & Accolades

Best American Poetry 2020

2020 PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers

Best American Essays 2020 Notable

208 pages.

In this issue:

On Art

Sallie Tisdale on touring the antiquities of Rome, Glen David Gold on tracking down a Gorey original, Heather Altfeld on the enduring gaze of John Berger, Paisley Rekdal on erasure (“Cathedral: Some Marginalia on Reading,” a Best American Essays 2020 Notable) and Paul Klee.

Ben Greenman’s “Polyptych” (a divorced man and a painting that must be observed just so), Toni Martin’s “Director’s Cut” (a woman’s life as reconfigured through a foreign filmmaker’s sensibilities), and Peter Orner’s “Pacific” (an elderly couple—a sculptor and a potter—and the very end of things).

Dan Alter, Denver Butson, Troy Jollimore (“Garden of Earthly Delights,” selected for Best American Poetry 2020), Rusty Morrison, Mira Rosenthal, and Alexandra Teague.

In Conversation
Dean Rader and Jordan Kantor on the visuals of poems and the textual of artwork.

Further Stories & Poetry
Rebecca Rukeyser’s “Pirates and Cowboys,” and Susan Steinberg’s “Machines” (“Parts of my brother’s brain, these days, don’t connect with other parts of his brain.”), poems by John Freeman, Molly Spencer, and Cate Lycurgus, and debut fiction from Min Han and Matthew Jeffrey Vegari (winner of a 2020 PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers).

Art: Featuring the work of Diana Guerrero-Maciá.

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