Summer 2011



Summer 2011

Table of Contents

Special Feature

A Great Celebration; The Puritan and the World; Landscape with Friends; Quieter; & Before We Leave

Between Worlds, Refuge: Stephen Dunn and the Creative Writing Workshop

Brief Answers to Unspoken Questions: An Intraview

In-Dwelling: Stephen Dunn in Deadwood

Relentlessly Interesting: An Interview with Stephen Dunn

Stephen Dunn: The Desire to Keep Saying Yes


Wagnerism: A Telephone from the Beyond


12 Rounds

Paolo’s Turn



Acta Sanctorum

Drinking Alone

Elegy for an Idea

June, with Birds

Red Camellia; How It Is; & The Birthmark

This Is How We Go Forward


Hecho en Indio


Barding Around (on Robert Frost Speaking on Campus: Excerpts from His Talks, 1949–1962, edited by Edward Connery Lathem; Maxine Kumin’s The Roots of Things: Essays; Mark Doty’s The Art of Description: World into Word; Ellen Bryant Voigt’s The Art of Syntax: Rhythm of Thought, Rhythm of Song; Dean Young’s The Art of Recklessness: Poetry as Assertive Force and Contradiction; Kelly Cherry’s Girl in a Library: On Women Writers and the Writing Life; and Fanny Howe’s The Winter Sun: Notes on a Vocation)

Walking the Line (on James Richardson’s By the Numbers; Robert Wrigley’s Beautiful Country; Elizabeth Bradfield’s Approaching Ice; and Robert Cording’s Walking with Ruskin)