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Latest Issue of Bard College’s Celebrated Literary Magazine Conjunctions Asks Leading Writers to Explore the Body

Mark Primoff
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.– Conjunctions:69, Being Bodiesthe latest issue of the innovative literary magazine published by Bard College—is an exploration of the complex circumstances of flesh-and-blood existence. A memoir of distance running counterpoints a meditation on resurrection. The story of an injury is juxtaposed with an uncommonly candid confession of a young man who struggles with gender identity and sexual orientation. In every contribution come fresh insights into what it means to inhabit our bodies for a brief moment in time. Edited by Conjunctions editor, novelist, and Bard literature professor Bradford Morrow, Being Bodies features new work from Mary Caponegro, Edward Carey, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Nomi Eve, Michael Ives, Carole Maso, Rick Moody, Kyoko Mori, Dina Nayeri, Stephen O’Connor, Peter Orner, Jorge Ángel Pérez, Rosamond Purcell, Sallie Tisdale, Anne Waldman, and others.

“If the body is a temple, it is one very complex, heterogeneous, mutable temple,” writes Morrow. “We are conceived by bodies neither ours nor of our own choosing. We then are born, grow up, live our lives, and perish—all within the ever-changing context of our bodies’ encounters with the world. The writers and artists in Being Bodies address a wide range of what can happen to a body.” 

Additional contributors to Being Bodies include Gregory Norman Bossert, Maud Casey, Elizabeth Gaffney, Emily Geminder, Rebecca Hanssens-Reed, Jena Osman, Kristin Posehn, Bin Ramke, Jessica Reed, Alan Rossi, Fern Seiden, Sejal Shah, Aurelie Sheehan, Samantha Stiers, and Michael M. Weinstein.

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 showcases 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. No other journal’s contributors have received more Pushcart Prizes in fiction than Conjunctions’, and this year VIDA again recognized the magazine’s 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, PO 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 11-15-2017