Spring 2010



Spring 2010

Table of Contents


Franz Schubert Dreamt of Indians

My Fall into Knowledge

Questions of Transport: Reading Primo Levi Reading Dante


Sky Riders

The Lobster Mafia Story


a meadow is a drama laid out to dry, an opera & Spirea’s covered in those clotted blooms

Asking the Dead to Leave

Atlantic Snore & Via Della Vite

Letter to New Zealand

Refusal of a Lifetime; Jill’s Apology; Pause in the Routine; Ambitions Futilities; & The Lake Isle of Shamrock.com


Stroke & Human

The Dew-Tasters; Drosophila; & Through Gumroot Swamp

The Girl in the Neon Tank Top & The Good News

The Maypole

The Spectre of Empire



Great Expectations (on Colum McCann’s Let the Great World Spin; Graham Swift’s Making an Elephant: Writing from Within; Heather McHugh’s Upgraded to Serious; David Baker’s Never-Ending Birds; Fred Chappell’s Shadow Box; and Jess Walter’s The Financial Lives of the Poets)

Reputations and Renewals (on John Updike’s My Father’s Tears; Alice Munro’s Too Much Happiness; Lydia Davis’ The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis; The Best American Short Stories 2009, edited by Alice Sebold; and The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories: The Best Stories of the Year, 2009, edited by Laura Furman)

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