These days, a lot of people are talking about Guernica, the online magazine of ideas, art, poetry, and fiction. They’ve published great writing from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Tariq Ali, Rivka Galchen, Jesse Ball, and Porochista Khakpour, to name an eclectic few. And they also put great work online and for free, providing a blueprint for how a great journal can thrive in the digital age.
What people may not know is that Guernica also publishes an annual book showcasing some of their best work. This year’s volume 2 includes:
Blackness as the Second Person: An interview with poet and recent MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’ winner Claudia Rankine
The Rise and Fall of Public Housing in NYC: A moving personal history of the Parkside Houses by Richard Price
How to Be a Woman in Tehran: Habibe Jafarian on the respect due to those who choose to stay
Girl: Alexander Chee on not knowing who you are until you put on a mask
Unwanted Alive: J. Malcolm Garcia on the deportation of U.S. veterans
and Pull Back to Reveal: An interview with Ben Wizner, privacy advocate and legal advisor to Edward Snowden
The volume also includes new work from Masha Gessen, a conversation with Maggie Nelson, and fiction from Alexandra Kleeman. All proceeds go toward compensating writers and editors, and keeping Guernica’s award-winning online content free to all.
So take a look, because we indies are all in this together. You can find Guernica #2 for sale online through our comrades at Haymarket Books.