on The Narrow Road to the Interior: Poems by Kimiko Hahn

Let’s Pretend (on Lines of Truth and Conversation by Joan Alexander; Carrying the Torch by Brock Clarke; Copy Cats by David Crouse; and If the Sky Falls by Nicholas Montemarano)

Paradise; Zeno’s Sparrow; Constant Sorrow; & Valentine

Ecce Homo

Talk to God

Stephen Dunn is the author of numerous books of poetry and prose. His Degrees of Fidelity: Essays on Poetry and the Latitudes of the Personal,  is due out from Tiger Bark Press in October 2018, and a new collection of poems, Pagan Virtues, is scheduled to be published by W. W. Norton in 2019. He has been the recipient of many awards, including the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for Different Hours, and he has had fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations. Dunn lives in Frostburg, Maryland, with his wife, the writer Barbara Hurd.

The Dark Art

Why

Marvin Bell’s recent books include Vertigo: The Living Dead Man Poems (Copper Canyon Press, 2013 )and Whiteout (Lodima Press, 2011), a collaboration with photographer Nathan Lyons. The selections from “If & When” in this issue continue Bell’s poetic correspondence with Christopher Merrill, earlier exchanges from which were collected in After the Fact: Scripts & Postscripts (White Pine Press, 2016).

Next Stop Abbottland: The Stories of Lee K. Abbott

William Giraldi’s first novel, Busy Monsters, is forthcoming from W. W. Norton. He teaches in the writing program at Boston University, where he is also a senior editor for the journal AGNI.