Table of Contents
Cover art: Alvaro Barrios, "Five Readymades (Belle Haleine, Eau de Violette)," 2008. (Courtesy of Nohra Haime Gallery)
- Who Needs to Hear A Quagga’s Voice?
Two poets look past their bewilderment in a damaged world.
- The Linebacker and the Dervish
Lowell stormed the literary world; while Bishop orbited its periphery. On closely reading their collected letters, a poet and critic uncovers a new way to read their mythologized friendship.
- An Almost Perfect Break-up Poem
A critic's second reading of a poem by Stephen Edgar proves that a first reading is the best-kept secret of criticism.
- Bounce and Rebound
The whip-crack language and zig-zag reality of a young poet from Belarus.
- On Newly Discovered Langston Hughes Poems
Facing racism every day with the Great Depression looming, Hughes wrote these political poems on the inside covers of a book.