Cover art: Thin TV, by Andrew Spence, 2001. Reproduced by kind permission of the artist and the Edward Thorp Gallery, New York.

Spring 2003

Edited by Bradford Morrow.

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In celebration of the fortieth volume of Conjunctions, we present a special collection of new work—forty contributions by forty innovative writers of fiction, poetry, drama, and essays.

Robert Coover, Stepmother

Laynie Brown, White

Lyn Hejinian, Four Poems

Joyce Carol Oates, Dr. Magic, A Play in One Act

Eliot Weinberger, Two Essays

Donald Revell, Landscape: Tamalpais

Lois-Ann Yamanaka, Kalihi Valley

Robert Creeley, Four Poems

Martine Bellen, Spiritual Mathematics

David Shields, A Brief Survey of Ideal Desire

Frederic Tuten, My Autobiography: Portable, With Commentary

John Ashbery, Three Poems

Can Xue, Helin, translated by Karen Gernant and Chen Zeping

William T. Vollmann, Lost Victories

Angela Carter, “We’re Not Dealing with Naturalism Here”: An Interview with Angela Carter, 1989 (conducted by Susan Bernofsky)

Cole Swensen, Four Poems

Susan Steinberg, The Last Guest

Han Ong, Under the Philippines

Rae Armantrout, Three Poems

Ann Lauterbach, Impossible Blue

Brenda Coultas, Two Poems

Diane Williams, Two Stories

Ilya Kabakov, Charles Rosenthal (1898–1933), Biography and Portfolio

Christopher Sorrentino, Condition

Maureen Howard, One, Two, Three O’Leary

Ange Mlinko, Three Poems

John DeCaire, Paternity

Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Draft 55: Quiptych

Rick Moody, Schoolgirls

Joy Williams, Hammer

Paul West, Grudge on the River Kwai

Leslie Scalapino, From Dahlia’s Iris—Secret Autobiography and Fiction

Gustaf Sobin, Transparent Itineraries: 2000

Duncan Dobbelmann, From Caballero

Elaine Equi, Two Poems

Mary Caponegro, Junior Achievement

Anton Chekhov, Three Stories, translated by Peter Constantine

Robert Kelly, Gla[n]s

Christine Hume, Two Poems

William H. Gass, The Abandonment of the Family