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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, including:

– A forward by Jesmyn Ward

– New work from Masha Gesson

– Conversations with Claudia Rankine, Maggie Nelson and Ben Wizner

– Essays and fiction from Alexander Chee, J. Malcolm Garcia, Alexandra Kleeman, Richard Price, and Sara Majka

All proceeds will go toward compensating writers and editors, and keeping our award-winning content online for free.

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Guernica Annual Volume Two Contents:

Jesmyn Ward

Michael Archer

J. Malcolm Garcia: Unwanted Alive
Richard Price: The Rise and Fall of Public Housing in NYC
Zach St. George: They Seem to Be Immortal
Masha Gessen: The End of Borrowed Time
Alexander Chee: Girl
Habibe Jafarian, translated by Salar Abdoh: How to be a Woman in Tehran

Ingrid Rojas Contreras: Ghost House
Sara Majka: Other Cities
Jennifer Haigh: Stormbringer
Alexandra Kleeman: You, Disappearing
John Benditt: Household Gods

Meara Sharma/Claudia Rankine: Blackness as the Second Person
Henry Peck/Ben Wizner: Pull Back to Reveal
Ariel Lewiton/Maggie Nelson: Inflections Forever New
Jean Stevens/Lynne Stewart: In Defense Of
Habibe Jafarian/Salar Abdoh: How to be a Woman in Tehran
Vineet Gill/Mano Khalil: A Dangerous Language

Khalym Kari Burke-Thomas: Carib Woman, 1818
Wendy Xu: the years
Laura Bylenok: Luz
Dana Ranga, translated by Monika Cassel: exoden paradoxus (bucktooth tetra)
Boston Gordon: The Body
Rachel Eliza Griffiths: Discrepancies Regarding My Mother’s Departure
Asef Hossaini, translated by Farzana Marie: Terrorists Speak in Strange Languages
Layla Benitez-James: God suspected my heart was a geode but he had to make sure

Anne Boyer: Data’s Work Is Never Done

Rebecca Bengal: Outlaw’s Territory