Winter 2009



Winter 2009

Table of Contents

Special Feature

Goldbarthiana (four photographs)

GPS: On the Essays of Albert Goldbarth

Music From (an essay) and 215 N. Fountain; “. . . he could look up and see the wind, made physical by the sand it carried”; Perception Poem; The Pulses; Emma (Mrs. Charles) Darwin; The Serious Business; Struck Together; Miles; Our Heroine Ellen, and Three Pals; & Wrigley’s Gum (poems)

These Quiet Poems

Typewriter and Looney-Tune Lunchbox in the Two Hands of God: Albert Goldbarth, Always Armed and Ready

Why All This Music? (a version of an interview)


In Rehearsal


Four Kinds of Forgetting

Tableau Vivant


Ars Poetica on Lava

Bald Sentiment

Father to Son

What I Like about God & What I Like about the Devil


Genius Loci


Hard Books (on Jack Gilbert’s The Dance Most of All; April Bernard’s Romanticism; W. S. Merwin’s The Shadow of Sirius; Jim Harrison’s In Search of Small Gods; Nina Cassian’s Continuum; D. Nurkse’s The Border Kingdom: Poems; and Lucia Perillo’s Inseminating the Elephant)

Like Tap-Dancing about Architecture (on Reading Dance: A Gathering of Memoirs, Reportage, Criticism, Profiles, Interviews, and Some Uncategorizable Extras, edited by Robert Gottlieb; Nancy Goldner’s Balanchine Variations; Akim Volynsky’s Ballet’s Magic Kingdom: Selected Writings on Dance in Russia, 1911–1925, translated and edited by Stanley J. Rabinowitz; and Jane Goldberg’s Shoot Me While I’m Happy: Memories from the Tap Goddess of the Lower East Side)

on Temper by Beth Bachmann

on The Boatloads by Dan Albergotti