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AGNI 39

Contents

Fiction

“That’s Why I Love Her So & Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, I Want the World to Know” or Why Jackie Wilson Died in Silence
The Second World
The Eternity Bird

Essays

How to Speak with the Dead? A Poet’s Notebook
Translated from the Spanish by Monica Bruno
from Philip Guston
The High Place of American Poetry: The Problem With Witness
from Borderlands: 27-39
A Catfish for Your Thoughts: Ukrainian Literature at the Turning Point
The Building with a Crown
Translated from the Serbian by Charles Simic
The Sealed Envelope

Poetry

Gabriela’s Elqui
Nights Mutable as Water Revise Themselves Into the Shape of Our Extravagant Past
from Inferno: Canto XXXIV
Translated from the Italian by Robert Pinsky
Philips Street, Andover
Everybody Has a Heart, Except Some People
You Can’t Always Get What You Want
His Apprentice
Spirit Papers
Blue Ridge Blue
From a Letter I Did Not Receive
Paradiso
The Fire
Guyton Place
It’s Top Forty in My Head
Sentence 2
The Lover
Boat-Builder
Hectic
Anaphora
Dear Editor Kirby, Even in This Facility
Little Death
Rushing the Gates of Empirical Gardens
My Father Receives the First Visitation
The Upsidedown Waterfall
The Hanoi Market
Trueblood’s Blues
Apokatastasis
Melissa (from Byways)
At a Certain Point
It’s Difficult
Precepts
Translated from the French by Marilyn Hacker
Boraxo
A Handful of Bees
fromRose Window (or Prosettes)
Alzheimer’s
After the News
Apollo to the Athletes
The Story of Crucifixion
I Don’t Want a Son
The Alley
Translated from the French by William Louis-Dreyfus and Molly Peacock
Whisper of Agony
Translated from the French by William Louis-Dreyfus and Molly Peacock
Sky
Translated from the Polish by Stanisław Barańczak and Clare Cavanagh
Week in Valdivia
Translated from the Spanish by Carolyne Wright
Mrs. Biswas Breaks Her Connection With Another Relative
Norwegian Spruce

Interviews

An Interview With Leslie Epstein

Reviews

The Thinnest, Whitest Blonde of All
Articulate Survival as Generosity in Four Books of Poems
Mr. Cogito’s Tragic Grandeur
Utopian Turtletop: Lynne McMahon’s Devolution of the Nude
The Degenerate Frontier
AGNI 39
  EditorAskold Melnyczuk
  Executive EditorSharon Dunn
  Managing EditorErin Belieu
  Advisory BoardLeslie Epstein
   Robert Pinsky
   Derek Walcott
  Poetry PanelWilliam Corbett, Chairperson
   Erin Belieu
   Askold Melnyczuk
   Robert Pinsky
   Tom Sleigh
   Sue Standing
  Editorial AssistantsRichard Curtis
   Erika Fernandez
   John Mulligan
   Maia Randhava
   Brian Steel
  Contributing EditorsThomas Bahr
   Sven Birkerts
   Lucie Brock-Broido
   John J. Clayton 
   William Corbett
   Stuart Dischell 
   Thomas Sayers Ellis
   Marie Howe
   Diana Der-Hovanessian
   Ha Jin
   Susan Johnson
   Fred Marchant
   Gail Mazur
   Fiona McCrae
   Dzvinia Orlowsky
   Liam Rector
   Scott Ruescher
   George Scialabba
   Tom Sleigh
   Sue Standing
   Tree Swenson
   Rosanna Warren
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