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February 2011

Carolyn Forché, Thomas P. Lynch, Todd Swift, Jessica Jopp, John M. Ridland, Lisa Russ Spaar, and more.

February 2011

Cover art: Adam McCauley, "Lupe Nero," 2009


Carolyn Forché

Andrea Cohen


David Orr

Adam Kirsch

  • How Ya Like Me Now
  • Does rap’s suspended adolescence keep it from serious consideration?

Beverley Bie Brahic

  • Imaginary Gardens
  • Alice Oswald’s Weeds and Wild Flowers and Judith Wright’s A Human Pattern.

Joel Brouwer

  • Five Books
  • Mary Ruefle’s Selected Poems, Elizabeth Arnold’s Effacement, Todd Hearon’s Strange Land, Khaled Mattawa’s Tocquville, and Jean Valentine’s Break the Glass.


John Matthias and Igor Webb

Nick Demske

Steven Shoemaker

Jeff Alessandrelli

Jason Kendall

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