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Conjunctions:77, States of Play Launch Reading
An evening with Anelise Chen, Shelley Jackson, Arthur Sze, Tracie Morris, and Charles Bernstein
Friday, January 21, 2022
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm EST/GMT-5
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 [Conjunctions:77, States of Play Launch Reading] Please join us for the online launch of Conjunctions:77, States of Play! Hosted by Elliott Bay Book Company, the evening will feature readings by Anelise Chen, Shelley Jackson, Arthur Sze, and Tracie Morris and Charles Bernstein, with an introduction by Contributing Editor Brian Evenson. Click here to register!

Featured Authors

Charles Bernstein is the author of Topsy-Turvy and Pitch of Poetry (both University of Chicago Press). In 2019, he was awarded the prestigious Bollingen Prize for Poetry. With Tracie Morris, Bernstein co-edited Best American Experimental Writing 2016 (Wesleyan University Press).

Anelise Chen's first book, So Many Olympic Exertions, came out with Kaya Press in 2017. She teaches writing at Columbia University.

Brian Evenson (Contributing Editor) is the author of over a dozen books of fiction, most recently the story collection The Glassy Burning Floor of Hell (Coffee House Press). His work has won the World Fantasy and Shirley Jackson Awards, and he has been a finalist for the Edgar Award and the Ray Bradbury Award.

Shelley Jackson is the author of Riddance (Black Balloon), Half Life (HarperCollins), The Melancholy of Anatomy (Anchor), hypertexts including Patchwork Girl (Eastgate Systems), and several children’s books, including The Old Woman and the Wave (DK) and Mimi’s Dada Catifesto (Clarion Books). She is known for her cross-genre experiments, most notably SKIN, a story published in tattoos on 2,095 volunteers.

Tracie Morris's recent books include the forthcoming titles handholding: on the other hand (Kore Press), human/nature poems (Litmus Press), Who Do With Words (expanded edition, Chax Press) and Hard Korè: Poems of Mythos and Place (Joca Seria Press).

Arthur Sze received the 2021 Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America. His newest book is The Glass Constellation: New and Collected Poems (Copper Canyon).

About the Issue
Published by Bard College in fall 2021, this kaleidoscopic issue on games, gambles, and gambits features new fiction, poetry, essays, and cross-genre work by Ranjit Hoskote, Joanna Scott, Shelley Jackson, John Darcy, Heather Altfeld, James Morrow, Kyoko Mori, Charles Bernstein& Tracie Morris, Catherine Imbriglio, Pierre Reverdy, David Shields, Robin Hemley, Joyce Carol Oates, Nathaniel Mackey, Anelise Chen, S.P. Tenhoff, Lowry Pressly, Cole Swensen, Rae Armantrout, Lucas Southworth, Kelsey Peterson, Arthur Sze, John Dimitroff, Alyssa Pelish, Nam Le, Tim Raymond, Justin Noga, Kate Colby, and Brian Evenson.

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Vol. 78
Fear Itself
Spring 2022
Edited by Bradford Morrow

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May 18, 2022
Still Life With Flying Sombreros

Three sombreros hung on pegs in a cantina, where their owners stood at a bar, soaking in the tequila. The sombreros got to talking and soon discovered they all despised their owners. “My man,” a sombrero said, “came home drunk every night and beat his wife and children with a hard stick he kept just for that purpose.” Another sombrero confessed that his owner sat on a porch and shot cats that had strayed into his garden. He skinned the cats and displayed their pelts over the fireplace.
May 11, 2022
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Someone nodding, and the light pressing down
as though it had weight.
And right in the middle of what I want to say
there’s a long row of chairs. There are green,
red, yellow arches that gradually contract
and close, like doors.
Like a disease whose threshold no one can cross,
she says.
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Once upon a time, there was only Olga and me, as well as our old dog, Boji, in a big house we inherited from our parents, whose food we had slowly been poisoning in a span of at least a year. Our parents blamed their “chronic illness” on inclement weather, on the “heathens” who played rock music next door, sometimes on “cursed” and “possessed” appliances and furniture.
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