The Figure A Poem Makes (Winter 2015)
This issue on poetry and the criticism of poetry includes poems by Brendan Galvin, Billy Collins, Francis Blessington, William Logan, Timothy Riordan, Warren Leamon, George Monteiro, Dana Gioia, Jean Hollander, William Wenthe, Patricia Hooper, Deborah Warren, and Wyatt Prunty; essays and reviews by Robert Buffington (on Tate), Denis Corish (on Yeats), David Mason (on Gioia), Frederick Turner (on the Trivium), Marc Hudson (on Wendell Berry), Robert W. Miles (on Bach), Robert Jennings McLaughlin (on Berryman), Robert Crossley (on Wordsworth and Milton), Ryan Wilson (on Donald Justice), George Core (on Donald Hall), Peter Makuck (on Philip Raisor); fiction by Kathleen Ford and Gladys Swan.
Amazing how the hands wash the body,
how a deck of cards gets back-shuffled,
and who was the first man to twiddle his thumbs?
not to mention what I am making this pencil do.
—Billy Collins, from “Lunch”
THIS ISSUE IS CLOSED.
The State of Letters (Spring 2015)
Following successful issues in 2001 and 2012 devoted to reading and the life of the book, we are gathering responses to our call for a spirited examination of the past, present, and future of the printed word. So far we have contributions from A. Banerjee (on Eliot as editor), Sven Birkerts (on little magazines), Fred Chappell (on Anchor paperbacks), Casey Clabough (on Ron Rash), John Gatta (on the American novel), Mel Livatino (on writing Churchill’s biography), Stephen Miller (on the Partisan Review), Harry Lee Poe (on American detective fiction), Sam Pickering (on Pinker’s Sense of Style), and John Maxwell Hamilton, David Heddendorf, James L. W. West III, and many others.
THIS ISSUE IS OPEN.