AGNI 86

Editor’s Note

Derek Walcott at BU: A Sorting

Essays

The Great Meal

Mutatis Mutandis

Thought Samples from the Memory of a Drawing Man

By Mensur Demir

Translated by Mirza Purić

Thieves

Fiction

The Velveteen Lover, or How Androids Become Real

Bending the Map

Once More Before It’s Too Late

Discharge Planning

How the Mind Can Exist in a Physical Universe

Winterlight

The Influence of the Sixties on the Seventies

I Want My Car

A Little Bit of Wickedness

Poetry

Saturn’s Country

Walking the Ruined City

Gueule de Bois

Bloodworm Baltimore French Fry

Costumes

Rudolph’s Tears

Sarajevo,

By Tadeusz Dąbrowski

Translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones

Winter Documentary

Driving Through Utah, Listening to the Radio

I Shall Name the Worms

Strawberry Moon

Crying in the Cab Away from You

Dog Days

To the Ashes

By Anzhelina Polonskaya

Translated by Andrew Wachtel

While She Sleeps

The Melancholy of Shadows at Dawn

The Utopian

You Heard It Here First

Eulogy for the Gladioli

Fisherman

Walking the Dog

“Love Is Blue”

Still Life: Stevens’s Wallet on a Key West Hotel Dresser

The diverging scales of public and private. Standing back and then homing in, architect and former graffiti artist Mensur Demir builds a space for poems by David Wojahn, Peter Balakian, Sophie Klahr, Natalie Shapero, and many others. Ruminations on shoplifting, Spoleto, and the cultural nuances of eating (by Donald Quist, Chad Davidson, and Jung Hae Chae) play against fraught interiors in the fiction of Julianna Baggott, Kent Nelson, and Perri Klass, to name just some.

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