Summer 2021



Summer 2021

Table of Contents

To Our Readers

To Our readers

Georgia in Line and Color: W. E. B. Du Bois’s Data Portraits

1. Introduction

2. Using 120-Year-Old Tools to Document Black Life in Georgia

3. From “Of the Sons of Master and Man”

4. selections from “The Exhibit of American Negroes” for the 1900 Paris Exposition

5. spell to trace a rainbow to its apogee

6. From “Of the Black Belt”


8. The After-Thought


Asleep in Japan in the 13th Century & Asleep in Sweden in the 18th Century

In and Out of Order



Best Western

Come with Me




Words and Kisses, translated from the Korean by Paige Aniyah Morris


An Education in Georgia, Then and Now: A Conversation with Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Calvin Trillin (moderated by Valerie Boyd, with an introduction by Lisa Bayer)


A Silk Purse from a Sow’s Ear; Noxema; Ode to the Lost Tissue; & Youth Praise Team Rehearsal, 2001

An Essay on War & The Death of Socrates

Beginner’s Astrology for Anarchist Jurisdictions in a Pandemic; 17 Days (Piano & a Microphone 1983); Sisyphus Says Relax; Nine Twenty-Nine Twenty-Twenty; & My Face in a Jar by the Door

Chronicles on Disappearance; It Is Sad to See a Horse Sleeping; Phantom Limb; & Displaced Distance as a Red Berry

De-installation ceremony, Whitherton, North Carolina, May 18, 2019; “This,” he said, “is history, our history,”; As everyone raised here knows,; He had, he said, already lost his country.; & We let him touch

Exile’s Return, translated from the Russian by Boris Dralyuk

Hysterical Ballads

Our Felix Randal; Today I Can Write; A Man of Rueful Countenance; & “Colloquy with a Polish Aunt”

Poem for the Animals on the Carousel at Tilden Park; Final Approach; & Rose and Thorn

Self-Portrait as My Mother; Mending of Shoes; Road Trip; Chicago :: Re-entry Ritual; & Korea :: Things to Review Before Landing

Stravinsky at the Farmers Market & Venice Beach: A Diptych

Thrall; Jacket; & For Tim Whom None Can Find

When a bolt of lightning falls in love & Gargoyle


Good Neighbors (on Wolfram Eilenberger’s Time of the Magicians: Wittgenstein, Benjamin, Cassirer, Heidegger, and the Decade That Reinvented Philosophy, translated from the German by Shaun Whiteside, and Claire Messud’s Kant’s Little Prussian Head and Other Reasons Why I Write: An Autobiography in Essays)

on A Place Like Mississippi: A Journey Through a Real and Imagined Literary Landscape by W. Ralph Eubanks

on Blizzard by Henri Cole

on Habitat Threshold by Craig Santos Perez

on Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong

on The End of October by Lawrence Wright

on The Glass Constellation: New and Collected Poems by Arthur Sze

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