Issue 115’s cover features one of Duncan Simcoe’s Black Paintings; Meet Me is from a series called Means of Conveyance that explore places of encounter between the human and divine. Also inside: short lyric fiction on cancer and motherhood by Melanie Rae Thon; Rowan Williams and Shane McCrae in conversation on the obliqueness and extravagance of poetry; James K.A. Smith on feeling imposter syndrome in Florence; Wendy Kiyomi on the pain of being unable to heal an adopted child; Clare Frances on saving to buy a mausoleum in New Orleans; short fiction on the demons that haunt former actors by Lauren Aliza Green; Mindy Misener on how walking at night reveals the strange intimacy of neighbors; poetry by Jessica Jacobs, Jacqueline Osherow, and many more. Plus visual art that touches on architecture: Kylee Snow draws the inner lives of old houses; painter John Descarfino’s obsession with windows; and a conversation with curator Aaron Rosen, who started a gallery in a former parsonage in Maine.
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