I really loved A.E. Stallings’s tour of the graves of poets in Athens [“Austerity Measures,” September 2012]. A gorgeous piece. With your use of the inside front cover to feature poems of recently deceased former contributors to Poetry, who could forget that we are all grave-bound? But it was good of Stallings to remind us all the same.
That said, I did take great heart from the blankness of the inside covers of the September issue. (Am I the only poet who gets the willies from that particular feature?) I can only assume none of us had died in the interim, myself included.