Cover art: Photograph by Rosamond Purcell. Detail from Dice: Deception, Fate and Rotten Luck by Ricky Jay (Quantuck Lane Press).
Faces of Desire

Spring 2007

Edited by Bradford Morrow.

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The forty-eighth issue of Conjunctions celebrates that yearning which bends the soul out of its original shape—desire—in all its forms, all its hostile and gentle multiplicities.

Jonathan Lethem, Always Crashing in the Same Car (a mash-up)

Brian Evenson, Desire with Digressions

Luc Sante, Not Fade Away

Siri Hustvedt, Variations on Desire:
A Mouse, A Dog, Buber, and Bovary

Mary Gaitskill, The Agonized Face

H. G. Carrillo, Pornografía

Rikki Ducornet, Two Stories

Shena McAuliffe, Benevolence

Donald Revell, Three Poems

Joyce Carol Oates, The Master at St. Bartholomew's Hospital 1914–1916

David Shields, Deep Breathing

Frederic Tuten, Self-Portrait with Beach

Will Self, Any Shape, Any Size

Aimee Bender, Interval

Ann Tardos, The Aim of All Nature Is Beauty

Rebecca Seiferle, How Many Fires

Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, The Mouse

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, My American Jon

Tova Reich, The Plot

John D’Agata, Essay on What Is Want

Reginald Shepherd, Letter to a Wound

Susan Steinberg, Signified

Robert Kelly, Confessions of Don Juan as Faustus

Lewis Warsh, Working Late

Kevin Magee, Two Poems

Robert Olen Butler, From Intercourse

Andrew Mossin, The Arbor

Eleni Sikelianos, Notes Toward the Township of Cause of Trouble (Venus's Cabinet Revealed)

S. G. Miller, A Home To Go Home To

Elizabeth Hand, Errantry

Juliana Leslie, Three Poems

Michael White, Stamina

Cole Swensen, Ghosts

Mary Caponegro, Her Lady's Mouth

Carole Maso, Eclipse

Paul West, Obsession in Outer Mongolia