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Latest Issue of Bard College’s Celebrated Literary Magazine Conjunctions Investigates Architectural Spaces

Conjunctions:68, Inside Out: Architectures of Experience Features New Work from Claude Simon, Robert Coover, Joyce Carol Oates, Can Xue, Kathryn Davis, Elaine Equi, Robert Kelly, Ann Lauterbach, Nathaniel Mackey, Lance Olsen, Elizabeth Robinson, Joanna Sc

Mark Primoff
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.– To be alive is to encounter architecture. From the most solitary hermit to the most gregarious urbanite, survival itself fundamentally involves negotiating constructed spaces—huts, houses, high-rises. Architecture often plays a defining existential role in our earliest perceptions. Conjunctions:68, Inside Out: Architectures of Experience the latest issue of the innovative literary magazine published by Bard College—comprises a narrative map of writings that investigate the vast range of architectures crucial to our being: stories, poems, and essays that center around a meaningful architectural structure or space. Edited by Conjunctions editor, novelist, and Bard literature professor Bradford Morrow, Inside Out features two new poems from the late Nobel Prize-winning French novelist Claude Simon, translated by Louis Cancelmi, as well as new work from Robert Coover, Joyce Carol Oates, Can Xue, Kathryn Davis, Elaine Equi, Robert Kelly, Ann Lauterbach, Nathaniel Mackey, Lance Olsen, Elizabeth Robinson, Joanna Scott, Cole Swensen, and Frederic Tuten, among other leading contemporary writers.
“To borrow a phrase from poet Elaine Equi, ‘We mark our place and it marks us,’” writes Morrow. “In this issue readers will come upon walls, and the people they protect or separate. They will discover pyramids and caves, castles and bars, seaside hotels and roadside motels, a tiny haunted house and a mansion on a Miyazaki-esque island floating in the sky. Throughout, we see the many ways in which the very materials we fashion into architectural structures reflect our deepest selves and are vivid physical extensions of our imaginations.”
Additional contributors to Inside Out include Gabriel Blackwell, Ryan Call, Robert Clark, Susan Daitch, Monica Datta, Karen Hays, Karen Heuler, Brandon Hobson, Lisa Horiuchi, Mark Irwin, Lawrence Lenhart, John Madera, Andrew Mossin, Justin Noga, Matt Reeck, and Mary South, and
G. C. Waldrep.

The Washington Post says, “Conjunctions offers a showplace for some of the most exciting and demanding writers now at work.” Edited by Bradford Morrow and published twice yearly by Bard College, Conjunctions publishes innovative fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction by emerging voices and contemporary masters. For more than three decades, Conjunctions has challenged accepted forms and styles, with equal emphasis on groundbreaking experimentation and rigorous quality. Conjunctions continues to lead all small-press literary periodicals in the number of Pushcart Prizes in fiction received by its contributors, and it has been twice recognized by VIDA for excellence in providing a platform for female voices.
For more information on the latest issue, please visit To order a copy, go to, call the Conjunctions office at 845-758-7054, e-mail, or write to Conjunctions, Bard College, P.O. Box 5000, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000. Visit the Conjunctions website at
[Note to editors: To obtain review copies, please call Mark Primoff at 845-758-7412 or e-mail]
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This event was last updated on 04-28-2017