Taking off

A Brexit poem by Liz Lefroy

Two poems

Poet John Fuller reflects on the passage of time


"‘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


‘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"