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Summer 2022

Summer 2022

Summer Fiction

Volume 98, Number 2

The third installment of our biannual Summer fiction issue brings together an eclectic mix of stories showcasing a range of modes and voices, featuring fiction from the confessional to the surreal. All the stories here share a disposition to exercising different kinds of tension, which manifests in hard ethical choices, the impulse and consequences of betrayal, even a tension between realism and the fantastical. Complementing the special fiction section is an essay on the promises and shortcomings of English as a second language (in particular, as the language of new beginning for migrants in Europe) along with a photo portfolio on the unsettling sublimity of an evangelical mecca in the Ozarks.

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Summer 2022, Summer Fiction

Table of Contents

Editor’s Desk

Essays

Fiction

Late Blues

Diplomacy

Fight Week

Poetry

Multimedia

Photography

Author Profiles

Dilruba Ahmed is the author of Bring Now the Angels (Pitt Poetry, 2020), with poems featured in the New York Times Magazine, The Slowdown, and Poetry Unbound.

Jenna Garrett’s work has been featured in the New York Times and WIRED. Garrett is a Silver Eye Fellowship Award honoree, Critical Mass finalist, and CATALYST mentee.

Agostino Iacurci has been commissioned for monumental wall paintings and installations for public and private institutions.