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The Guernica Annual (E-book): For When You’re Not Reading Us Online


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– A foreword by Nick Flynn (Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, The Reenactments)

– Over 290 pages of high-quality writing, including conversations with Nicole Aragi, Lesley Hazleton, and George Packer, and features and poetry from Tomaž

– Šalamun, Kiese Laymon, Ann Neumann, J. Malcolm Garcia, Rebecca Gayle Howell, and Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés

A two-color interior printed on fine paper with French flaps

– Cover illustration by Nikita Kadan

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Guernica Annual Table of Contents

Nick Flynn

Michael Archer

Mohamad Junaid: Stone Wars
Ann Neumann: The Longest Hunger Strike
J. Malcolm Garcia: Assad’s Castaways
Kelly Sundberg: It Will Look Like a Sunset
John B. Thompson: Breath of Heaven
Sara Mojtehedzadeh: The Throwaways
Kiese Laymon: Hey Mama
J. Malcolm Garcia: The Life Sentence of Dicky Joe Jackson and His Family
Francisco Cantú: Ventana
Rachel Riederer: The Teaching Class

Sara Nović: Conversion
Um Khalaf, collected and translated by Mei ElGindi: The Jealous Wife
Maria Mutch: Appetites
Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés: The Law of Progress
Kirstin Valdez Quade: Jubilee

Where’s the Rage?: Kamila Shamsie/Pankaj Mishra
Beating the Drum: Dwyer Murphy/Jesmyn Ward
Interior Lives: Katie Rowland/Claire Messud
Gay Propaganda and Russia’s Shrinking Public Space: Meara Sharma/Masha Gessen
The Prophet’s Path: Jamal Mahjoub/Lesley Hazelton
It’s All in Your Head: Katie Rowland/Gary Greenberg
Literary Culture Clash: Jonathan Lee/Nicole Aragi
Freedom’s Ill Fortunes: Katie Rowland/George Packer

Anna Rose Welch: This Is How You Beg
Ejiofor Ugwu: Sunrise
Maung Day: The President of Snails
Sarah Crossland: Northerly
Jaswinder Bolina: Love Song of the Assimilated
JoAnna Novak: Power
Sara Wood: Dear Juniper,
Tomaž Šalamun, translated from the Slovenian by the author and Michael Thomas Taren: Sotoportego del casin dei nobili
Antonio Gamoneda, translated from the Spanish by Donald Wellman: I OBSERVED the Acidic Moisture
Rebecca Gayle Howell: You Can’t Tell the Truth