12: Correspondences

Correspondences presents e-mail exchanges, letters, telegrams, epistolary fiction, and more. Sam Lipsyte writes to Barry Hannah, Siri Hustvedt writes to Scheherazade, and Paul LaFarge writes to Marcel Proust. Anne Carson searches letters from a lost brother and Robert Walser writes behind the walls of a sanitarium. Plus comics from Iran and Lebanon; fiction by Alain Mabanckou and Donald Ray Pollock; poetry by Billy Collins; and much, much more.

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Correspondences: A Forum

Paul LaFarge, Pico Iyer, Wayne Koestenbaum, Sam Lipsyte, Terry Castle, Jedediah Berry, Martha Southgate, Siri Hustvedt, James Yeh, Anya Ulinich, Alain de Botton, Thomas Beller


Robert Walser, New Year’s Page
Alex Epstein, Ten Approximations
Alain Mabanckou, The Credit Gone West Affair 
Leïla Marouane, His Mother’s Voice
Donald Ray Pollock, Life
Colin Fleming, If you [ ]
Sergei Dovlatov, A Poplin Shirt
Lily Hoang, Sonata for a Ragdoll Without Eyes


Paul Muldoon, Lateral
Piotr Sommer, Utensils Shrink and Of Course
Yasser Abdel-Latif, Hunger
Daniil Kharms, “This is How Hunger Begins”
Mahmoud Darwish, from State of Siege
Sergio Chejfec, Map
Tomaž Šalamun, We Build a Barn and Read Reader’s Digest
Matthea Harvey, My Octopus Orphan and My Wolf Sister
Giampiero Neri, Mimesis and Variation
Billy Collins, Horoscopes for the Dead


Melissa James Gibson, A Game

Graphic Narrative

Amir and Khalil, Mehdi’s Gone
Zeina Abirached, The Living Room
Anne Carson, Who Were You


Jonathan Safran Foer, See Under: Touch
Nay Phone Latt, Me and My Dreams, Part 1
Jean-Philippe Toussaint, In Sfax
Rikki Ducornet, Seed and Nakh


Jonathan Lethem and David Gates, A Kind of Vast Fiction
T.S. Eliot and Groucho Marx, Gratefully Yours
Claire Messud and Mohammed Naseehu Ali, A Truly Mad Business
Dany Laferrière, Alain Mabanckou, and Anderson Tepper, Electric Books
James Hannaham and Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, Mischief Making
Rick Moody, Twitter: One Writer’s Beginnings
Ed Park and Hua Hsu, Linked Rooms