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Guernica Annual, Vol. 2

A beautifully bound and carefully curated selection of Guernica to have and to hold. Our second anthology features the best of Guernica’s indispensable reportage and memoir, compelling interviews, and emerging and established poets and fiction writers.

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Vital Signs

By Eva Hagberg Fisher  in Features

She lost a piece of her brain and will never get it back.

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Never the End

Jennifer Sears interviews Mary Gaitskill in Interviews

“When you approach the second half of your life, you start to unconsciously consider what you’re passing on.”

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Kiss of Death

By Daisy Hernández in Features

What does a neglected disease tell us about who we choose to take care of and why?

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The Gaming Guru

Matthew Baker interviews Jenova Chen in Interviews

The Chinese video game artist on emotion-centered play, collaboration beyond language, and the next generation of indie blockbusters.

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Touch the Tile

Elizabeth Karp-Evans interviews Sarah Crowner in Art

The artist discusses sewn paintings, tiled murals, and viewer inhibitions.

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Shut Your Mouth, Hélène

By Nuala O’Connor in Fiction

‘Keep your pecker in your pocket, Paddy,’ Jacques Aubry says, pointing at Mrs. Boyle’s swollen front, ‘and you’ll have less need for marching.’

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Rutting Season

By Mandeliene Smith in Fiction

He lay in the dark, eyes closed, imagining what Lisa would say when she saw the gun. Would she beg?

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Tassiopeia

By Kaveh Akbar in Poetry

I came out / hot as a punched jaw

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Asylum

By Hala Alyan in Poetry

They said burn the keys / but only our hair caught fire.

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MORE INTERVIEWS

Never the End

Jennifer Sears interviews Mary Gaitskill

The Gaming Guru

Matthew Baker interviews Jenova Chen

Be the Kill-Joy

Kevin St. John interviews DarkMatter
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INTERVIEWS

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Never the End

Jennifer Sears interviews Mary Gaitskill

“When you approach the second half of your life, you start to unconsciously consider what you’re passing on.”

MORE INTERVIEWS

MORE POETRY

Tassiopeia

By Kaveh Akbar

Asylum

By Hala Alyan

A Soldier

By Admiel Kosman, translated from the Hebrew by Lisa Katz
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POETRY

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Asylum

By Hala Alyan

They said burn the keys / but only our hair caught fire.

MORE POETRY

MORE FICTION

Shut Your Mouth, Hélène

By Nuala O’Connor

Rutting Season

By Mandeliene Smith

Moscow Windows

By Mikhail Iossel
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FICTION

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Shut Your Mouth, Hélène

By Nuala O’Connor

‘Keep your pecker in your pocket, Paddy,’ Jacques Aubry says, pointing at Mrs. Boyle’s swollen front, ‘and you’ll have less need for marching.’

MORE FICTION

MORE ART

Touch the Tile

Elizabeth Karp-Evans interviews Sarah Crowner

At Soil Level

Simran Sethi interviews Sophie Munns

Lovely Decorative Tentacles

By Aditi Sriram
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ART

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Touch the Tile

Elizabeth Karp-Evans interviews Sarah Crowner

The artist discusses sewn paintings, tiled murals, and viewer inhibitions.

MORE ART

FROM THE GUERNICA DAILY

Zakiya Harris: Please Sample Responsibly

May 2016

On Music: The burden and blessing of sampling in hip-hop.

Abrahm Lustgarten: Drought be Dammed

May 2016

The water crisis in the West has renewed debate about the effectiveness of major dams, with some pushing for the enormous Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River to be decommissioned.

Stephanie Danler: Sweetbitter

May 2016

Kyle Lucia Wu interviews Stephanie Danler about working in the world of fine cuisine, restaurant orphans, and the growing pains involved in moving to the big city.

Mary Wang: Seeing Through the Fog, Part Two

May 2016

A two-part inquiry on how ancient philosophy and medicine come up against pollution and modernization in China.

Mary Wang: Seeing Through the Fog

May 2016

A two part series on how ancient philosophy and medicine come up against pollution and modernization in China

Daniel Nima Moattar: After the War

May 2016

The liberals who endorsed the war in Iraq now labor to whitewash its legacy.

Sarah Smith: After Mississippi Flooding, Red Cross Stumbles Again

May 2016

The director of Mississippi’s Emergency Management Agency called the Red Cross’ disaster response “marginal at best.”

Matthew Harwood and Jay Stanley: Power Loves the Dark

May 2016

Police Nationwide Are Secretly Exploiting Intrusive Technologies With the Feds’ Complicity.

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