• “My relationship to blue has changed pretty much entirely. It’s almost like it’s an ex I don’t speak to anymore.” - Maggie Nelson

    Tim Kinsella talks to Maggie Nelson in this MAKE15 conversation. Her new book, “The Argonauts” was just released by Graywolf Press in May of this year.

    Original artwork by Liz Nielsen.


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    “there is a city underneath the city / there is no city underneath this city / can you visit me again in my forgetfulness?” - “Nightshift, 2006” by Joe Scire Hall #poetry #Chicago #MAKE15 #Misfits


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    “Would graffiti on the snowman / stain the ground come spring, the cars / and those who resume their suicides and / shipwrecks in no time, predictably” - Rob Schlegel and Allison Titus #MAKE8 #poetry


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    This got us thinking of Christopher Stackhouse’s poem, “Noon” - “I have to keep thinking / about making things, whatever it is, in whatever we want to call…you know…‘art,’ as a / type of gifting.” (at The Art Institute of Chicago)


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    “looking out of the /rattling windows due / hard wind turned in /our direction, would / have been spooky / without you” -#ChristopherStackhouse #MAKE14 #visualculture #Chicago


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    Happening now at #P4kFest at the #bookfort tent! #MAKE (at Union Park)


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    Checking out some #music at #P4kFest? Check us out at the #bookfort tent! #MAKE (at Union Park)


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    Hot as hell! Weather, too! @pitchfork #comeonby #bkf4t15 (at Union Park)


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    There’s nothing like a coffee and a stack of #MAKE magazines at your favorite #coffeeshop (at Bourgeois Pig Cafe, Chicago)


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    “Then there’s all that was good in the past, including the headlights of passing cars filtered by hanging spruce. Things like bridges and train tracks. The rust of the world and the world of rust.” - Matvei Yankelevich #poetry #Chicago #MAKE15 #Misfits


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    Dmitry Samarov pays tribute to a beloved Chicago coffee shop that is no longer.


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    Who doesn’t love the smell of used #bookstores? It’s getting us excited for the theme of our next issue - #ARCHIVE #MAKE16 (at Myopic Bookstore)


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    “An open plan has a certain reminiscence about it: abandoned street platforms, torn-down placards, the cold shared apartment.”

    This shot of #Chicago on a cloudy summer’s day got us thinking of Jessica Baran’s poem “Unoriginal Scene” #MAKE15 #Misfits #poetry


  • A roundtable on translation featuring our Intercambio Poetry editor, Daniel Borzutzy. 


  • Remixing Jorge Luis Borges

    Contributor Daniel Wuebben echoes Pablo Katchadjian’s remixing of Jorge Luis Borges with this experiment of his short story “The Library of Babel.”


  • “Four Stories” by Pablo Katchadjian


    Pablo Katchadjian, the writer involved in the lawsuit with Borges’s widow, has “Four Stories” from MAKE15 now up on


  • Pablo Katchadjian/Jorge Luis Borges Conflict

    One of our contributors, Pablo Katchadjian, has recently been entangled in a bizarre lawsuit charged against him by Jorge Luis Borges’s widow for plagiarizing one of his short stories, “The Aleph.” More about the lawsuit can be read here:


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    Timothy Schaffert’s MAKE11 story “The Boy and the Girl in the Honeymoon Suite” is, simply put, about a boy and a girl who fall in love. While sailing in a bathtub. Illustration by Geoffrey Hamerlinck. ‪#‎fiction‬ ‪#‎fantasticimagery‬ ‪#‎MAKE11‬


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    #bk4t #printersrowlitfest #backitup


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    Suzanne Scanlon! #MAKE15 #reversereleaseparty (at Puebla)


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