Last Things First: Czeslaw Milosz’s Witness of Poetry

Introduction to a portfolio of younger Irish poets




Coyote’s Courtship


That First Angelico

The Clasp

A Schooling

A World without a Name

The Brethren


Fording the River


Environmental Issues

In Our Former Life


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



Lives of the Saints


The Massage Parlour

Winter Offerings

The War Photographers

Passing the Crematorium

A Day in August

After Mass


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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