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A classroom subscription includes two issues for every student, and an in-person or Skype visit from Editor in Chief Jennifer Acker or a participating author.
Supplementary materials for teaching Issue 05 are listed below.
Listen to Editor in Chief Jennifer Acker discuss The Common, the role of place in literature, and the editorial process.
David Lehman talks with S. Tremaine Nelson about literary New York, the KGB Bar, and cross-genre learning. Lehman’s poems “Mother Died Today,” “Remember the Typewriter,” and “The Bronze Décor” appear in Issue 05.
Amy Brill and S. Tremaine Nelson talk about the island of Nantucket, historical fiction, and the first American female astronomer, Maria Mitchell, who shares characteristics with Hannah Price, the heroine of Brill’s novel. Brill’s story “Race Fever” appears in Issue 05.
- Peggy O’Brien reads “recidivists,” an excerpt from “Monhegan.”
- Jon Thompson reads “Borderlands, or Where is the Source of Corruption? (Touch of Evil).”
Explore these collected resources on literary translation.
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