Fiction & Poetry
Fiction
“Shelter”
“Back home, the space for him had narrowed: soon there would be no place left at all. But space had opened for him here, hadn’t it?”
By Nicole Krauss
Nicole Krauss on her story in this week’s issue of the magazine. Read more >>>
Fiction
“Easter”
“Stu was a kicker for the football team, and as absurdly beautiful as he and Jacob were now becoming absurdly high.”
By Caleb Crain
Fiction
“The Secret Source”
“For many years, there had been people who said that something was different about the water.”
By Ben Okri
The Writer’s Voice
The Writer’s Voice
Nicole Krauss Reads “Shelter”
The author reads her story from the October 3, 2022, issue of the magazine.
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Poetry
Poems
“Study of Two Figures (Midas / Marigold)”
“Everything he touches turns yellow.”
By Monica Youn
Poems
“Thirty-seventh Year”
“At the start of this narrative, I will pretend / Not to be alive, not to be // Speaking to you from the living earth.”
By Charif Shanahan
Poems
“Pit”
“The peach was / apricot in color.”
By Cindy Frenkel
Poems
“Among the Trees”
“The spruce are emigrants, too.”
By John Freeman
The Poetry Podcast
Poetry Podcast
Diane Seuss Reads Jane Huffman
The poet joins Kevin Young to read and discuss “Ode,” by Jane Huffman, and her own poem “Gertrude Stein.”
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Flash Fiction
Flash Fiction
“Certain European Movies”
“They were trying to find the beach from the guidebook.”
By Emma Cline
Flash Fiction
“The Façade Renovation That’s Going Well”
“The third virtual meeting was cancelled, and, a day later, scaffolding went up.”
By Weike Wang
Flash Fiction
“Snowstorm”
“She worried about me all alone on campus. She worried about me in the dead of winter. She worried about me living so far away, alone in America.”
By Bruna Dantas Lobato
Flash Fiction
“Replacement Grandparent”
“Could she find someone to care if the baby had had a fever for five days, and to ask questions, and to check in?”
By Kate Zambreno
The Fiction Podcast
Fiction Podcast
Elif Batuman Reads Sylvia Townsend Warner
The author joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss the story “Truth and Fiction,” which was published in a 1961 issue of the magazine.
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Novellas
Novellas
“Muscle”
“It’s time to turn up the heat a little bit more. My boys are getting bored, and that’s not good for their appetite or their temper.”
By Daniyal Mueenuddin
Novellas
“What’s the Time, Mr. Wolf?”
“He got out of the car, closing his door quietly, and crept through the woods toward the brick house.”
By Lauren Groff
Novellas
“Many a Little Makes”
“Why was Bree the bad apple? The one needing to be banished? How could a girl of fourteen be the one held responsible?”
By Sarah Shun-lien Bynum
Novellas
“Mother Nut”
“I told her about how there were these special trees in secret places, and no one knew how they could survive. And I tried not to make a thing out of saying—but did say—‘I’ve seen one, but I can’t tell you where it is.’ ”
By John Jeremiah Sullivan
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