Our May online issue features an interview with the British-born, US-resident novelist Hari Kunzru. Taking his latest, critically acclaimed novel White Tears as a starting point, Kunzru discusses his love of blues music and its entanglement with the history of racism in the United States. With the 57th edition of the Venice Biennale opening this weekend, Filipa Ramos discusses the work of Francis Upritchard. Selected for the International Pavilion of the biennale, Upritchard's recent work was published as a series in our latest print issue. We are excited to publish exclusive new writing, with fiction from Aaron Peck, a feature by Rachel Aydt, and two poems by Vala Thorodds. Peck navigates relationships and reputation within the New York art scene, whereas Aydt's experimentation with the essay extends and expands the concept of pilgrimage, from Joan of Arc to Joni Mitchell. We're also pleased to showcase two poems from Vala Thorodds, publisher of Reykjavik's widely admired Partus Press.