Architectures of Experience

conj68aI have said it before but it always holds true: when you subscribe to a publicatiion that only comes out twice a year, it’s always a surprise when that neatly packaged journal is found lurking in the mailbox. What is it? Who is it from? Zip open the cardboard container and realize that another six months have passed.

It’s Conjunctions #68: Inside Out: Architectures of Experience.

Here’s what the editor, Bradford Morrow, says about this issue:

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Conjunctions:  It only comes twice a year but it is certainly worth the wait. Here is an idea of the contents of this issue:

Riveted:  The Obsession Issue

Mesmerists and hoarders. Conspiracy theorists and martyrs. Fetishists and addicts. Saints and sinners. Riveted explores the idea of obsession, the world of fixation, the idée fixe.

  • Fiona Maazel, Clear Over Target, the Whole Town in Flames
  • Jonathan Carroll, The Woman Who Married a Cloud
  • Martine Bellen, Two Poems
  • Sigrid Nunez, Philosophers
  • Christopher Sorrentino, The Cursed
  • Elizabeth Robinson, On Repetition
  • Andrew Mossin, I Get Her Up in Daylight
  • Gabriel Blackwell, The Last Film of Alan Smithee
  • Michael Sheehan, Proposals for the Recovery of the Apparently Drowned
  • Sarah Lang, For Tamara
  • Joyce Carol Oates, The Flatbed
  • Ryan Ruby, That Obscure Object of Desire
  • Stephen O’Connor, I Would Never Do These Things
  • Lyn Hejinian, Children Love Color
  • Julia Elliott, The End of the World
  • Robert Fernandez, Eight Poems
  • Brian Conn, Counting Sheep
  • Karen Donovan, Parts List Counted in Ogham
  • Adam Weinstein, Some Remarks on Teeth
  • Chinelo Okparanta, Story, Story!
  • Joanna Howard, Foreign Correspondent
  • Nicholas Grider, Misadventure
  • Bernadette Esposito, Speck of Light
  • Ryan Flaherty, Craquelure
  • Karen Lepri, The Thief
  • Shena McAuliffe, The Healing Machine
  • Urs Allemann, Jo’s Murder Game, translated by Patrick Greaney

I think I’m taking this one to bed early tonight (I keep all of my copies of Conjuctions on the shelf beside my bed).