Summer 2021



Summer 2021

Table of Contents

To Our Readers

To Our readers


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

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