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Conjunctions Fortieth Anniversary Issue Reading with Fred D’Aguiar, Samuel R. Delany,  Ann Lauterbach, Sofia Samatar, and Bradford Morrow
An evening of readings from Conjunctions:76, Fortieth Anniversary Issue, presented by Elliott Bay Book Company
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm EDT/GMT-4
Online Event
Conjunctions contributors Fred D’Aguiar, Ann Lauterbach, Samuel R. Delany,  Sofia Samatar, and editor Bradford Morrow [Conjunctions Fortieth Anniversary Issue Reading with Fred D’Aguiar, Samuel R. Delany,  Ann Lauterbach, Sofia Samatar, and Bradford Morrow] Please join us for an online evening of readings from Conjunctions:76, Fortieth Anniversary Issue, the latest issue of the biannual literary journal published by Bard College. The celebratory event will feature readings by contributing authors Fred D’Aguiar, Samuel R. Delany,  Ann Lauterbach, and Sofia Samatar, and an introduction by founder and editor Bradford Morrow.

The event is free and open to the public. Presented in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company. Register to attend via Eventbrite here.

About Conjunctions:76, Fortieth Anniversary Issue

Edited by Bradford Morrow and published twice yearly by Bard College, Conjunctions showcases innovative fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction by emerging voices and contemporary masters. The spring 2021 issue, Conjunctions:76, Fortieth Anniversary Issue, celebrates the magazine’s forty years in print with new and previously unpublished writing by Ben Okri, Karen Russell, Peter Cole, Ann Lauterbach, Lydia Davis, Samuel R. Delany, Akil Kumarasamy, John Ashbery, Joyce Carol Oates, Sofia Samatar, Richard Powers, Shane McCrae, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, William H. Gass, Can Xue, Jessica Campbell, Fred D’Aguiar, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Carole Maso, Julia Alvarez, Genya Turovskaya, Mark Irwin, Jayne Anne Phillips, Sanjena Sathian, Peter Orner, Rosmarie Waldrop, Colin Channer, Isabella Hammad, Lance Olsen, Diane Williams, Laird Hunt, Laynie Browne, Wendy Xu, JoAnna Novak, Megan Kakimoto, Quincy Troupe, Tomaž Šalamun, Julia Elliott, and Robert Coover, and a foreword by Rick Moody.

For more information about this issue, visit conjunctions.com/print/archive/conjunctions76.

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Vol. 76
Fortieth Anniversary Issue
Spring 2021
Edited by Bradford Morrow

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August 4, 2021
I spot wind at the Texas inn where 
my brother plays charcuterie, his head glowing with sweat.

As he peers into the cheese, my oblong sister
offers her face to violent vegetarians

and prognosticates the part about the bison;
indeed, this bison will have denied paradise to us

before we have even eaten. 
July 28, 2021
Sanjay’s stepmother enters the dining room and
his monitoring bracelet records a flutter in his pulse.
Dr. Cameron shows the assistant how he applies
an electrode to the surface of the patient’s brain.
She sees a mountain blow away like it’s sand.
July 21, 2021
“Well, technically batshit,” I’d tell him, and I’d remind him that, seeing as we were trapped in this cave—“Cave?” he’d say, and I’d say, “Yeah, the cave we’re recovering from eye surgery in,” and he’d say, “Oh right”—and that seeing as we’d be thus—“pardon the expression,” I’d say—interred for at least as long as it took to recover, that the cave would be, for all intents and purposes, what we’d have to mean, from here on out, by the word world; and thus bats, who were the only creatures still flitting in and out of the cave’s narrow apertures and thereby participating in the larger ecosystem and importing to an otherwise inhospitable environment the most basic elements needed to sustain life, their excretions would need to be, for the foreseeable future, what we’d have to mean when we’d say sun.
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