Fifty Contemporary Writers (Conjunctions Book 50)

Conjunctions’ milestone 50th factor gathers jointly the various voices, varieties, and types that experience outlined the mythical literary magazine because it used to be introduced by way of Bradford Morrow in 1981. tested masters like William H. Gass, John Ashbery, Richard Powers, Edwidge Danticat, Rae Armantrout, Robert Coover, and Lyn Hejinian subscribe to emerging stars similar to Ben Marcus, Paul los angeles Farge, Edie Meidav, and Peter Orner to create a landmark compendium of wonderful new paintings. This very detailed anniversary party showcases fifty of our most appropriate fiction writers and poets.

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