Brick is an international literary magazine based in Toronto, Canada. Published just twice a year, the magazine is a beautifully produced keepsake filled with essays, interviews, memoirs, travelogues, belles lettres, and casual, idiosyncratic ephemera that can only be described as “Bricky.” In each issue, the world’s best-loved writers have wide, lively, personal discussions about writing, reading, film, art, culture, science, sports, food—literally anything that strikes their fancy or haunts their imagination.
In Brick 96, Stephen Marche visits the Île de Gorée, Carrie Snyder fixes herself to the page, and John Berger reads the natural world. We’ve got poetry by Lynn Crosbie, Don Paterson, Geoffrey G. O’Brien, and Jane Hirshfield; interviews with artist Sophie Calle and filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer; fiction by Alex Pugsley, Sara Majka, Maylis de Kerangal, and Daniel Gascón; lyrical nonfiction by Beth Follett; and Elizabeth Farnsworth’s reporter’s notes. The issue also features tributes to Tomas Tranströmer, Philip Levine, and James Salter; reviews by Jocelyn Parr, Allison LaSorda, and Birna Bjarnadóttir; and more.