Bradford Morrow on William Gaddis
Next week’s Web Conjunctions exclusive:
Two Poems by Stuart Greenhouse
Online work from our new issue:
Venus by Can Xue
Three Poems by Ann Lauterbach
( ) by Gabriel Blackwell
Torpor by Brian Evenson
Orange Roses by Lucy Ives
AWOL by Robert Olen Butler
We’re now accepting submissions for Conjunctions:61, A Menagerie (Fall 2013). From Adam naming the animals in Genesis to Ovid’s “Metamorphoses,” from Melville’s Moby-Dick to Stevens’s “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird,” writers, philosophers, and scientists have been fascinated by our interplay with the rest of the animal kingdom. Our relationship with our fellow creatures is complex, difficult, contradictory—we pamper them as pets, fear them as predators, use them as beasts of burden, slaughter them as livestock, eat them. Aristotle devoted three books to them. Descartes deliberated about whether animals have souls, and decided they didn’t. Linnaeus cataloged them. Darwin connected us to them.
Edited by Benjamin Hale and Bradford Morrow, this issue embraces the domain of beasts through new writing about the nonhuman creatures with whom we share the world.
No electronic or simultaneous submissions can be considered, and your manuscripts must come with an SASE to receive a response. See our submissions procedures for more information.
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