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


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



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


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

Celebrating the Puterbaugh Legacy

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

In Every Issue

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

International Crime & Mystery

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


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