Fiction & Poetry


“Kid Positive”

“When I changed my mind about which sister belonged to me, they’d been speaking in sentences for a couple of months.”

Adam Levin on his story in this week’s magazine. Read more >>>

The Writer’s Voice

Adam Levin Reads “Kid Positive”

hg0088The author reads his story from the March 2, 2020, issue of the magazine.

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“Can holding on to this image / help me make sense of time?”

“Bunches of a Nest”

“What I started opposes what I shattered.”

“Elvis Week”

“We go to Graceland for the vigil, Hope in the same fuchsia tube dress she wore to our uncle’s funeral.”


“It was never supposed to snow / here, and yet / it was snowing.”

The Poetry Podcast

Kwame Dawes Reads Derek Walcott

hg0088Dawes joins Kevin Young to discuss “The Season of Phantasmal Peace,” by Walcott, and his own poem “Before Winter.”

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Flash Fiction

“Have You Ever Met One?”

hg0088“I answered that I’d been visited by three ghosts.”

“The Weight”

hg0088“Now it was hard to tell if the plane was still turning, or if it was just falling.”


“Selfishness was its own form of courage, and in fact was, within reason, exactly the kind of courage that he had in mind.”


hg0088“I want you to promise me that they’ll live. The children. My husband. I want them to live.”

The Fiction Podcast

David Rabe Reads John Updike

The author joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “The Other Side of the Street,” by John Updike, from a 1991 issue of the magazine.

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