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JAN MORRIS • In 2016, at age ninety, the Welsh historian and essayist Jan Morris began keeping a diary for the first time. She composed an entry a day (occasionally two) for 188 days, ruminating on history, current affairs, art, and literature alongside matters of old age, love, fellowship, and creature comforts. The following is a selection.
Hilda Hilst • from “TEN OVERTURES TO THE BELOVED”
Five Poems by ‘Antarah ibn Shaddād
Four Poems by Szilárd Borbély
CRISTINA RIVERA GARZA
Maureen N. McLane
Kathy Acker’s Library
Two Poems by Rowan Ricardo Phillips
URSULA K. LE GUIN