Brick 76

How feebly the arts compete with the idea of what we are going to eat next.
—Jim Harrison


  • In this issue:
  • Colm Toíbín in Joyce’s Dublin
  • Norman Levine: first and last writings
  • Dionne Brand gets ready to rumble
  • Jim Harrison goes the distance for Antonio Machado
  • New poems from Damian Rogers
  • Geoff Dyer on W. G. Sebald, Thomas Bernhard,
    and Kenro Izu
  • Donna Tartt’s true love for True Grit
  • Toni Morrison talks with Maya Jaggi
  • Oliver Sacks on Thom Gunn
  • Darren Wershler-Henry on a very special dog
  • David Sedaris talks with Esta Spalding
  • A man, a plan, Panama? Richard Dittami takes his chances
  • Kenneth Sherman and storytelling’s paths
  • Tomás Eloy Martínez talks with Eleanor Wachtel
  • An unpublished letter from William Faulkner
  • August Kleinzahler’s Griffin awards speech
  • Fanny Howe on Robert Creeley
  • Cecily Möøs checks in from Denmark
  • Plus:
  • A Lodz testimony in words and images by Henryk Ross
  • Photos and illustrations by:
  • Martin Helmut Reis, John Berger, Helen Poizner, Marlena Zuber, Kenro Izu, and Sam Tata