Fifty Contemporary Writers
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Conjunctions’ milestone fiftieth issue gathers together the many voices, forms, and styles that have defined the legendary literary journal since it was launched by Bradford Morrow in 1981. Established masters like William H. Gass, John Ashbery, Richard Powers, Edwidge Danticat, Rae Armantrout, Robert Coover, and Lyn Hejinian join rising stars such as Ben Marcus, Paul La Farge, Edie Meidav, and Peter Orner to create a landmark compendium of stunning new work. This very special anniversary celebration showcases fifty of our foremost fiction writers and poets.
“Conjunctions is striking. . . . A rich collection which balances well-known writers with exciting new ones.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Conjunctions offers a showplace for some of the most exciting and demanding writers now at work.” —The Washington Post
“Arguably the most distinguished journal of prose and poetry in America.” —Elle
“A must read.” —The Village Voice
“One of the very best literary magazines in North America. If you like good reading that’s also provocative and original, naturally you would be reading Conjunctions.” —Joyce Carol Oates
“The last avant-garde literary journal . . . with a wide-bore vision and a still vital role to play in the publishing of younger and unknown writers is, after all, venerable . . . Conjunctions is still the bellwether of non-aligned excellence.” —Martin Earl
“Conjunctions is a major magazine, possibly the last print journal deserving that designation in America.” —Ron Silliman
“One of our most distinctive and valuable literary magazines. The fiction, poetry, criticism, drama, and art is sometimes described as ‘experimental,’ but we would also say innovative, daring, indispensable, and beautiful.” —PEN American Center
“One of the most widely recognized and respected venues for serious poetry, prose, plays, interviews, and criticism.” —Context
Bradford Morrow is the editor of Conjunctions and the recipient of the PEN/Nora Magid Award for excellence in literary editing. The author of six novels, his most recent books include the novel The Diviner’s Tale (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) and the fiction collection The Uninnocent (Pegasus Books). He is currently at work on a collaboration with virtuoso guitarist Alex Skolnick, A Bestiary. A Bard Center fellow and professor of literature at Bard College, he lives in New York City.