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Summer 2008

Summer 2008

Outsiders and Outcasts

Volume 84, Number 3

• Pulitzer Prize-winner Natasha Trethewey on Katrina and Gulfport
• Gregory Orr on his 1965 Alabama kidnapping
• James Kirchick on the South African Afrikaner homeland
• Tom Sleigh on Palestinian refugees in Lebanon and Syria
• A portfolio of Palestinian and Israeli poetry
• On-the-ground reports from Iraq and Syria by David Enders and Daniel Alarcón.
• Short stories by up-and-coming authors Sana Krasikov, Nina McConigley, and Kanishk Tharoor.

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Summer 2008, Outsiders and Outcasts

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Return to Hayneville

I was born and raised in rural, upstate New York, but who I am began with a younger brother’s death in a hunting accident when I was twelve and he was eight. I held the gun that killed him. But if my life began at twelve with my brother’s sudden, [...]


A Rose from Jericho: Israeli and Palestinian Poetry (print only)



Author Profiles

Gregory Orr is the author of nine collections of poetry, the most recent Concerning the Book That Is the Body of the Beloved (Copper Canyon Press, 2005).

James Kirchick is an assistant editor at the New Republic, a columnist for the Washington Examiner, and a frequent contributor to the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Blade.