Who is dear to you? Lovers features short fiction by Don DeLillo, new poetry by John Ashbery and Marilyn Hacker, a conversation between Patti Smith and Jonathan Lethem, and much more—including a forum on literary love with John Barth, Jessica Hagedorn, Yusef Komunyakaa, Lily Tuck, and many others.

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Lovers: A Forum

Yusef Komunyakaa, Nicholson Baker, Anne Landsman, Jessica Hagedorn, Brian Evenson, Lily Tuck, John Barth, Stewart O’Nan, Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, Elissa Schappell, Maziar Bahari, Jesse Ball, Marilynne Robinson, Umberto Eco, Russell Banks, Chinua Achebe, Colum McCann, Michael Cunningham, Philip Gourevitch, Robert Stone, Paul Auster, Arthur Miller, Willie Perdomo

Fiction

Don DeLillo, Human Moments in World War III
Helen Phillips, The Disappearing Bride and Other Stories
Eloy Urroz, Probabilidad
Megan Mayhew Bergman, The Pretty Grown-Together Children
Linor Goralik, Six Stories
Quim Monzó, The Decision and Admiration
Laura Lindstedt, and and and
Eshkol Nevo, Before the Next World Cup
Amélie Nothomb, The Art of Dealing with Geniuses

Poetry

Marilyn Hacker and Deema Shehabi, Alphabets of Sand
Natalia Sannikova, Free Verses to My Son
Akínwùmí Ìşợlá, Títílolá, Ájoké, OláníkèéThe Bug that Ate the Vegetable, and Don’t Snatch Àbèní
Faraj Bayrakdar, Black Mirrors
Inga Kuznetsova, ‘everything cooled leaving a letter’
Arthur Rimbaud, Lives 
John Ashbery, Resettlement 

Drama

Dea Loher, Brightest Noon

Graphic Narrative

Lilli Carré, One Way to Disappear

Nonfiction 

Charles Harper, A Chair Full of Ashes
Don DeLillo, Strange and Dangerous Times

Conversations

Patti Smith and Jonathan Lethem, Rimbaud’s Calling Card
Lila Azam Zanganeh and Atiq Rahimi, Mother Tongue
Adam Gopnik, Anne Landsman, José Manuel Prieto, Salman Rushdie, and Eduardo Lago, Endless Arrival
Alberto Mobilio, Inga Kuznetsova, Jonathan Lethem, Eshkol Nevo, and Andrezj Stasiuk, Geographies of the Possible