Summer 2016



Summer 2016

Table of Contents

Special Feature

Coleman Barks: “auroral aliveness, powers, hilarity”

Coleman’s Gift

Figures from My Boyhood


Pine Cone and Potato Chip: On Rumi and Coleman Barks

Poker Night

The Answer

The Delight of Making Up Gods; Elegy for Galway, Late October; Vanilla and Banana-Peanut Butter; Hub; The Truth of One Short Poem; & Fjord

The Ocean Come to Court the Drop

The Opening Heart

The Talk Show

The Unbroken Chain: Some Thoughts on Coleman Barks’s Poetry



Movie Dates



A very small history book; Rebirth at the landfill; & Applied geometry

Arcadia Shakes

From the Press Secretary of the Interior (re: Gravitational Waves)

Letter to Bob Hicok

Portrait of the Alcoholic with Shattered Pelvis

Slow Horse


on I Greet You at the Beginning of a Great Career: The Selected Correspondence of Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Allen Ginsberg, 1955–1997, edited by Bill Morgan

on Living on Paper: Letters from Iris Murdoch, 1934–1995, edited by Avril Horner and Anne Rowe

on Pushcart Prize XL: Best of the Small Presses, edited by Bill Henderson

on They and We Will Get into Trouble for This by Anna Moschovakis

on Understanding Pat Conroy by Catherine Seltzer

on Who Can Afford to Improvise?: James Baldwin and Black Music, the Lyric and the Listeners by Ed Pavlić

The Bias: Toward Fashion