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Interview | Charlotte Hopkins Hall: Forever Entangled in a Causal Loop


‘As an artist, I’m an observer. My role is to alert and call to attention, not write policy. My sensibility is such that I experience the world intensely and recreate it in a visual form. But to try and answer this impossible question, one of such complexity, rooted in history and human avarice, a plan of correction would take time, which we don’t have, and a concerted effort, which we don’t have.’

Charlotte Hopkins Hall on her forthcoming show at Gallery 46.

Fiction | That Time After Dinner by Jago Rackham


‘“It’s your birthday tomorrow,” said my mother. “Did you know the Jesuits say ‘Give me a child before the age of seven and he’ll be mine forever?’” “Who are the Jesuits?” “Priests.” “Oh.” She tousled my hair. “Thank god you’ve met none.”’

New fiction by Jago Rackham.

Poetry | Karma by Jane Zwart


‘Of justices, karma is the most poetic— / a magistrate who makes us wear / our wrongs: albatrosses, ugly charms.’

New poetry by Jane Zwart.

Essay | One Hundred Years of Nijinska


‘Both contemporary pieces seek to build on this revolutionary choreography rather than imitate it perfectly, yet both acknowledge that Nijinska’s work marked key developments in the world of choreography, bridging the gap between one century and the next in the world of classical dance. So how did it come to pass that now she is known primarily as a keeper of her brother’s career?’

Esmee Wright on Bronislava Nijinska.

Fiction | Baa by Lilia Salammbô Fetini


‘You grow up in poverty. You are told you are lucky, and that luck is why you are the only child in the family who gets an education. You have a natural sense for numbers, and feel that luck is a question of numbers. It is a question of the number of years separating you and your siblings from the source of luck.’

New fiction by Lilia Salammbô Fetini.

Fiction | People Who Can Love by Sarah Turner


‘I’d heard about the surgery even before Cathy reminded me of it. They’d discussed it on the radio one morning, and I’d half listened as I was making coffee, but it seemed experimental – outlandish, even – and I assumed the idea would flicker, smoke, and then go out, like the time they talked about finding volunteers to go to space forever.’

New fiction by Sarah Turner.

Review | Intellectual Property by Katrina Nzegwu


‘Whilst approaching the prosaic in terms of length and division, Warmelo’s disregard for grammatical conventions pays homage to, yet disrupts and furthers a poetic legacy.’

Katrina Nzegwu reviews Aea Varfis-van Warmelo’s Intellectual Property.

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