Richard Powers appears in “Influenced By: A Survey of Writers on Contemporary Writers,” featured in The Believer, February 6, 2015, by Jaimie Clarke.  Clarke asked a group of writers “which living, contemporary writers held the most influence of their work.”  Weston Cutter cited Richard Powers and offered his thoughts. Here’s the best way I know to think, Read More

“Literary variations on Bach’s Goldberg,” article by W. Wolf in The Modern Language Review 105(3):625-640 · July 2010. “This paper takes several fictional adaptations of Bach’s Goldberg Variations to explore various modes through which musical form has been adapted in modern literature. Novels by Nancy Huston, Thomas Bernhard, Richard Powers, and Gabriel Josipovici provide four different models for, Read More

“Cranes.” Excerpt from novel in progress, in Black Clock number 3 (Spring, 2005). p 1.

“Improvisations.” PEN America, Volume 3, Issue 5 (2004): 15 (2 pages). Excerpt from Galatea 2.2.

[excerpt from Plowing the Dark] Conjunctions. 33 (Fall 1999).  This millennial issue “celebrates the word in the world as we cross over into another century.”

“We Are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder.” Grand Street 10.1 (Winter, 1991): 182. Excerpt from Gold Bug Variations.

“The Best Place for It.” The New Yorker 63 (February 1, 1988): 28-35. Excerpt from Prisoner’s Dilemma.