Conjunctions 76: The Fortieth Anniversary Issue
Conjunctions 76: The Fortieth Anniversary Issue Reading featuring Fred D’Aguiar, Samuel R. Delany, Ann Lauterbach, Sofia Samatar with Bradford Morrow
Following up on a lovely virtual group program that celebrated the release of a new issue of one of his country’s eminent literary journals, Conjunctions 75, we are delighted to help celebrate today with this group reading from Conjunctions 76. Expected to join editor (and noted author) Bradford Morrow for this festive occasion are some of the most acclaimed writers at work today: Fred D’Aguiar, Samuel R. Delaney, Ann Lauterbach, and Sofia Samatar. Many things happened in 1981 (too many to note here), but the first issue of Conjunctions was released. Some of us were even in a place that got to see its arrival.
Today’s readers: Fred D’Aguiar’s include the novel, Children of Paradise, the poetry collection, Letters to America, and a forthcoming memoir, Year of Plagues. Samuel R. Delany, a renowned singular figure working in various forms, has books including an autobiography, The Motion of Light in Water, a paired essay work, Times Square Red, Times Square Blue, and numerous award winning works of fiction, including the Return to Neveryon series. Ann Lauterbach’s recent poetry collection, Spell, was her tenth; she has been a contributing editor to Conjunctions since 1984, or most of the ride. Sofia Samatar is the author of four books, most recently Monster Portrait. The recipient of numerous honors, including the World Fantasy Award, she has a memoir, The White Mosque, forthcoming. Some of the other writers with work in this issue of Conjunctions are Ben Okri, Julia Alvarez, Lydia Davis, and Richard Powers.