Volume 89 No. 3, May 2015

The May 2015 double issue of WLT features New Hebrew Writing: 15 Voices from Israel and Abroad, an outstanding selection of fiction and poetry by more than a dozen writers—with most of the authors appearing in English translation for the first time—plus interviews with Ronit Matalon and Dory Manor. A generous sampling of other poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, and book reviews appears elsewhere in the issue, which also offers summer reads recommended by WLT’s editors and a celebration of the legendary Puterbaugh literary festivals that have taken place at the University of Oklahoma since the late 1960s.

Table of Contents

New Hebrew Writing

  • INTRO
    by Jessica Cohen, Adriana X. Jacobs, Adam Rovner
  • READING LIST
    by Jessica Cohen, Adriana X. Jacobs, Adam Rovner
  • CREATIVE NONFICTION “Alas, Baghdad Sits Solitary,” by Almog Behar
    by
  • CREATIVE NONFICTION “Rock, Paper,” by Tomer Gardi
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  • FICTION “To Jaffa,” by Ayman Sikseck
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  • POETRY
    by Mei-Tal Nadler
  • INTERVIEW “Helping Young Writers Find Their Voice: A Conversation with Dory Manor,” by Adriana X. Jacobs
    by
  • INTERVIEW WEB EXCLUSIVE
    by Dinah Assouline Stillman
  • FICTION “Nine Fictions,” by Daniel Oz
    by
  • FICTION “Screw You, Zamenhof,” by Yiftach Ashkenazi
    by
  • FICTION “Book Week,” by Raveh Sagie
    by
  • POETRY Four Poems, by Yaakov Biton
    by
  • POETRY Three Poems, by Tahel Frosh
    by
  • POETRY Five Poems, by Saar Yachin
    by
  • FICTION “Mosquito,” by Roy Chen
    by
  • FICTION “Master of the Short Story (an excerpt),” by Maya Arad
    by
  • FICTION “Readers’ Reports,” by Yael Neeman
    by
  • POETRY WEB EXCLUSIVE
    by Tahel Frosh

Essays

  • Aesthetics of Dystopia: Blindness from Novel to Film, by Carolina Rueda
    by
  • VIDEO WEB EXCLUSIVE
    by Adnan Mahmutović, Lucy Durneen
  • “The Showa Masterwork of Manga Pioneer Shigeru Mizuki,” by Deji Bryce Olukotun
    by

Fiction

Interviews

  • “The Secret History of Female Muslim Empowerment: A Conversation with Kenizé Mourad,” by Jacob Daniels
    by
  • “The Punished Body: An Interview with Pedro Lemebel,” by John Better
    by

Poetry

  • Two Poems, by Yi Lu
    by
  • “Museum of the Holy Souls in Purgatory,” by Frank Paino
    by
  • “To Octavio Paz,” by Yau Ching
    by

Celebrating the Puterbaugh Legacy

  • TRIBUTE
    by Daniel Simon
  • Luisa Valenzuela: The 1995 Puterbaugh Fellow
    by
  • Marina Carr: The 2012 Puterbaugh Fellow
    by
  • Dacia Maraini: The 2011 Puterbaugh Fellow
    by
  • Roberto Fernández Retamar: The 2002 Puterbaugh Fellow
    by
  • J. M. Coetzee: The 2003 Puterbaugh Fellow
    by
  • Maaza Mengiste: The 2013 Puterbaugh Fellow
    by

In Every Issue

  • Behind the Scenes: Rediscovering the WLT Archives
    by
  • City Profile: Kyoto, by Laura R. Hernandez
    by
  • by Skyler Stanley
  • by WLT
  • Outpost: “Harmony with Books and the Ganga,” by Jordan Woodward
    by
  • “Interarts Poetry: Poetry Between, Among, and in the Midst,” by Denise Newman
    by

International Crime & Mystery

  • “Playing by the Rules,” by J. Madison Davis
    by

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