The Paris Review No. 209
Joy Williams on the art of fiction: “The story knows itself better than the writer does at some point, knows what’s being said before the writer figures out how to say it.” Henri Cole on the art of poetry: “In truth, I’m still slightly embarrassed to say, I am a poet. I’d rather say, I make poems.”
The third installment of a novel by Rachel Cusk. New fiction from Zadie Smith, J. D. Daniels, Ottessa Moshfegh, Garth Greenwell, and Shelly Oria. An essay by Andrea Barrett.
Poems by Jane Hirshfield, Les Murray, Ange Mlinko, Charles Simic, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Adam Kirsch, Nick Laird, and Henri Cole. A portfolio of dog drawings by Raymond Pettibon.