Triple Canopy’s Sam Frank on a written life: “Saul Bellow hated competition, no matter who it was. And he was seeing the handwriting on the wall in terms of the end of the great period of his quasi-realist enterprise. He said I was writing soufflés or something. I said, elegant soufflés, I agree, but you prefer brisket. The motherfucker was jealous of the gifts I had.” Author Joshua Cohen tells the history of technology’s impact on handwriting and its repercussions, from medieval scriptoria to the LongPen™. Two sonic-mythological poems by German poet Anja Utler are innovatively formatted as text and audio, in German and English. Novelist Sergio De La Pava writes on boxing and metaphor, from Gatti–Ward and Corrales–Castillo to Virgina Woolf.
Triple Canopy announce publication of their eleventh issue, Default Environments.