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The Review

The Paris Review No. 218

Ishmael Reed on the Art of Poetry: “I read Dante and realized how much power a writer could have. A writer could put people in hell who weren’t even dead yet.” J. H. Prynne on the Art of Poetry: “Writers had better not be too cocksure that they’ve got inspiration on their side.”

New fiction byAmieBarrodale,Ann Beattie, Andrew Martin, andAkhil Sharma.

Poems byMajorJackson,Lawrence Joseph,Rowan Ricardo Phillips,Michael Robbins, Erika L.Sánchez,Charles Simic, Karen Solie, and Susan Stewart.

Nonfiction byNathalieLéger; and a portfolios of work byLincolnPerry andAdam Bartos.

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