Spring 2013



Spring 2013

Table of Contents

Special Feature

“I Seem to Write You Everything”: Selected Letters to Stanley W. Lindberg, 1982–89 (Introduction by Douglas Carlson; Commentary by Stephen Corey)

Breaking It

Some Stranger’s Bed

The Woman Who Almost Bolted: An Interview with Mary Hood


Half Lives



Aunt Nellie’s Walk & The Brain

In 1966 Debbie Fuller Was Sweet on Pluto & At the Convention of State Librarians, I Should Have Been Preaching to the Choir

Portrait with Purple Shroud & Blue

The Song of the Unnameable Thing; Oh; An Explanation of the Mechanics of Her Marvelous Invention; My Personal Mythology; & 1,000 (Exactly)

Two Uncertainties

Valentine Godé-Darel (1873–1915): Five Paintings by Ferdinand Hodler


Canonicity and the New (on Lisa Lewis’ Burned House with Swimming Pool; David Wojahn’s World Tree; Susan Wood’s The Book of Ten; and Yusef Komunyakaa’s The Chameleon Couch)

on Agee at 100: Centennial Essays on the Works of James Agee edited by Michael A. Lofaro

on Flannery O’Connor: The Cartoons edited by Kelly Gerald