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Issue 8.1 / January 2022

Letter From the Co-Editor

Rosanna Gargiulo


Photographs by Aaron Burden

I wanted immunity, kindness, the forgiveness of millions—
and one half hour of prime American time each week.

I Loved Lucy

Maureen Seaton

In fiction, mothers often get taken for granted. Literature, like the blues, is a refuge for those with tattered souls, uneasy hearts, and woeful sighs.

The Half-Life of Human Memory

Adrian S. Potter

And last-minute plans! How could I have forgotten the delight of last-minute plans? It’s so nice out today! Want to go to the beach? Pick you up in twenty.

A Catalog of Forgotten Joys

Rebecca Turkewitz

The Maine Review’s Author Interview Series

Radicle: The Roots of Writers

featuring Fred D’Aguiar

Discover the breakthrough moments of award-winning writer Fred D’Aguiar, author of YEAR OF PLAGUES: A MEMOIR OF 2020, published by HarperCollins in 2021. With Interviewer Shanta Lee Gander, D’Aguiar discusses reckoning with history as a prerequisite for embracing future optimism.

Following the interview, read and listen to new work from D’Aguiar: a poem dedicated to his late friend and fellow poet, Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze.

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A year-long exploration of nonfiction prose about the grueling, exhilarating, essential business of finding peace (or not) with the bodies we inhabit, considering age, sexuality, race, ability, gender identity, size, athleticism, addiction, illness, and the experience of occupying unfamiliar, hostile, and wonderful spaces.

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