AGNI 19

Essays

Last Things First: Czeslaw Milosz’s Witness of Poetry

Introduction to a portfolio of younger Irish poets

Negatives

Fiction

Copies

Coyote’s Courtship

Poetry

That First Angelico

The Clasp

A Schooling

A World without a Name

The Brethren

Return

Fording the River

Shadow-Casting

Environmental Issues

In Our Former Life

Casualty

Master of Ceremonies

The Swim

April on Toronto Island

Courtyards in Delft

My Wicked Uncle

The Terminal Bar

Poem Beginning with a Line by Cavafy

Prime Mover

The Aphrodisiac

The Moon Pond

The Witchmark

The Perfect Mother

Admiring the Furs

Paris

Mules

Lives of the Saints

Tristitia

The Massage Parlour

Winter Offerings

The War Photographers

Passing the Crematorium

A Day in August

After Mass

Settlers

What Is Fixed to Happen

Manichean Geography I

Manichean Geography II

Second-rate Republics

Trotsky in Finland

Objects of Love

Gold Mining

Becoming Another Person and Hearing Different Melodies

AGNI 19 features a group of “younger Irish poets”: Medbh McGuckian, Derek Mahon, Seamus Deane, Michael Longley, Paul Muldoon, Tom Paulin, and Frank Ormsby. Born from the aftermath of the prolonged violence between Ireland and England, their poems work toward their nation’s collective goal: to form an identity separate from that of the English. Complementing this are poems by James Galvin, Cynthia Huntington, and William Harmon; fiction by Mary Morris and L. M. Rosenberg; and featured essays by Richard Pevear (on Ezra Pound and the “thinking in poetry”) and Sven Birkerts (on Czeslaw Milosz and The Witness of Poetry).

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