Spring 2018


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Spring 2018

Table of Contents

Special Feature

Naguib Mahfouz and the Nobel Prize: A Blessing or a Curse?

Umm Ahmed (a story translated from the Arabic and introduced by Raymond Stock)


Gary Snyder and the Road to Kitkitdizze & Joyce Carol Oates, Badass (with introduction by the author)

Meanders, Toe-Heads, Scour Holes, and Oxbows: Some Notes on a River Life

Pocketable Breviaries: The Very Short Poem

Studies in Darkness

The Art of Pain

The Beatitude of Nowhere

This Is Your Brain. This Is Your Brain on Medical School.

Visiting the Temple in Nîmes


I Came Here to Be Alone

These Things Happen Here, At This Time of Night


Assembly Lines

Before the Age of Reason

Eventually an expert came, hooded her, and took her away


Obit: Language; Obit: Approval; Obit: The Priest; & Obit: Victoria Chang

Penmanship; Bride of the Adriatic; & Over the Yardarm

Philadelphia Museum: Learning to See

Sad Nigga Manifesto

Self-Portrait in Siem Reap

Señor Calligraphy

Sonnet with Ham and Rose

The Book of the Dead Man (Dylan’s Names)

The Medical Editor on Art


Words Frequently Confused: Resurrection, Reincarnation


Access, Metaphor, and the Challenge of Meaning (on George Bilgere’s Blood Pages; Jorie Graham’s Fast; Marie Howe’s Magdalene; and Adrian Matejka’s Map to the Stars)

on I Wrote This Book Because I Love You by Tim Kreider

on James Wright: A Life in Poetry by Jonathan Blunk

on Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse, edited by Grace Bauer and Julie Kane

on Oceanic by Aimee Nezhukumatathil

on What Is Poetry? (Just Kidding, I Know You Know): Interviews from The Poetry Project Newsletter (1983–2009), edited by Anselm Berrigan

on When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele