Summer 2012



Summer 2012

Table of Contents


Insider’s Almanac

Sheltered: Finding Home through the Art of Mary Brodbeck

The Way of Imagination


La Mer de L’Ouest

Out of the Mouths of Babes


Accident; Belief; & Gratitude

Behind the Door

Immigrants & For Beauty’s Sake

Improving My Mind & Casting Aspersions

Intro to Happiness

The Statue of Responsibility & The Operation


Autumn, Sleeping Bear Dunes


A Question Takes (on Marvin Bell’s Vertigo: The Living Dead Man Poems and Whiteout; Jane Hirshfield’s Come, Thief; Kevin Prufer’s In a Beautiful Country; and Kevin Goodan’s Upper Level Disturbances)

Angles and Angels of American Poetry (on Norman Finkelstein’s On Mount Vision: Forms of the Sacred in Contemporary American Poetry; Marjorie Perloff’s Unoriginal Genius: Poetry by Other Means in the New Century; Brett C. Millier’s Flawed Light: American Women Poets and Alcohol; and Samuel Hazo’s The Stroke of a Pen: Essays on Poetry and Other Provocations)

on Life Sentences: Literary Judgments and Accounts by William Gass