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Taking off

A Brexit poem by Liz Lefroy

Two poems

Poet John Fuller reflects on the passage of time

Framed

"‘My phobia is simple: I am constantly terrified that a crime is going to be committed and that I am going to be implicated in some way." A new short story

On the road

"In the summer of 1980, in the grip of some Kerouac-ish fantasy, I opted to hitch-hike from Laredo to New York"

In search of Primo Levi

On writing the life of a very private man

Arthur Koestler

An extract from the forthcoming second volume of memoirs by David Pryce Jones

Jakey

‘Everybody loved Jake Rosenheim, except his son Jimmy, who hated him’

Shakespeare: Mimesis and desire

"Why do we want what we want? Where do our desires come from? Why do we chase the things that elude us?" A dialogue between René Girard and Robert Pogue Harrison, introduced by Cynthia Haven

Ghost Dancers

Six new poems

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"
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