This issue includes, notably, a conversation with polymath Billy Childish on Dada, his new book of poetry ('It's a bit sweary'), Dostoyevsky, Knut Hamsun... and parties. 'I don't go to parties,' says Billy, 'and I don't hang out.' We're also delighted to publish Yoko Tawada on translating Paul Celan from German into Japanese, translated by Susan Bernofsky from Japanese into English. We're also running an excerpt from Kate Zambreno's Heroines, published by MIT Press; and an essay on transmediale, the new media arts festival, by Vid Simoniti. Also online this month, new online-dating-related fiction by Natasha Soobramanien, 'If Not, Not'; poems by James Byrne; and an interview with Indian writer Amit Chaudhuri on Calcutta, the subject of his most recent book.