Fall 2019


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Fall 2019

Table of Contents


A Public Loss Anyway

Back Roads and Ditch-Wise: Against Ben Lerner’s The Hatred of Poetry

My Father, the Atomic Bomb

On the Farm

Psyche’s Stolen Pleasure: Women Who Like to Look, Objectification, and Animism of the Inanimate

The Great Silence

The Lonely Ruralist

To Our Readers: A Postscript

Understory and Overstory: A Retrospective

What the Music Said


Gracie and Devere

The Name Means Thunder


Among the Losses & Poetry Class, Ash Wednesday

Callie Barr’s Black Bottom

Dickinson in Aleppo


In the Time of the Living

Negative Capability

Ode on Your Flaw; Chronic Transience; Early Sightings; & Sarcophagus Poetica

The Trial

Translating the Word for Home

Underwater Falsetto

Young Woman in Blue Reading a Letter


My Own City (on Donna Masini’s 4:30 Movie; Jennifer Franklin’s No Small Gift; and Lee Briccetti’s Blue Guide)

on All the Wild Hungers: A Season of Cooking and Cancer by Karen Babine

on Monsters I Have Been by Kenji C. Liu

on Where Reasons End by Yiyun Li

on Wild Milk by Sabrina Orah Mark

The Necessary Impossibilities of Poetry (on Terrance Hayes’s American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin; Dorothy Barresi’s What We Did While We Made More Guns; Analicia Sotelo’s Virgin; and Kevin Prufer’s How He Loved Them)