This month's online issue sees Scott Esposito, editor of the Quarterly Conversation, respond to Lars Iyer's essay-manifesto, 'Nude in Your Hot Tub'. In his essay, 'Negation', Esposito argues against the 'death of literature', finding hope in the works of Oulipian writer Jacques Roubaud and the prolific Argentine novelist Cesar Aira. Elsewhere: artist Lawrence Lek, featured in The White Review No. 1, interviews computational architect Michael Hansmeyer on the relationship between aesthetics and technology; Rye Dag Holmboe chairs a panel discussion with modernist poet John James, ex-Riverside Studios director David Gothard and curator Joe Melvin on performance art and documentation. We're also excited to be publishing our very first Russian writer, Maxim Osipov, whose short story 'Moscow – Petrozavodsk' is translated by Anne-Marie Jackson. Finally, poet Cutter Streeby contributes two experimental poems, 'Interview' and 'Letter from a New City to an Old Friend'.