Michael Franco’s Word of Mouth


Peter Balakian and the Poetry of Witness: A Reply

Reading Karahasan

The Risks of Being Suleiman

Letter from N.

Literature and War

A Love Letter

A Belated Reply to N.

Wistful Thinking about the Political Weeklies


A Story of Many Titles

Near-Death Experiences

The Abbess

The Main Train Station

The Road to Point Reyes


Speaking Franco: An Interview with Michael Franco

By João de Mancelos

Translated by Michael Franco


The Snow

By Yves Bonnefoy

Translated by Hoyt Rogers

By Yves Bonnefoy

Translated by Hoyt Rogers

An Ordinary Day

By Alain Bosquet

Translated by James Laughlin

Forward to Tomorrow without Me

By Alain Bosquet

Translated by James Laughlin

Nothing At All

By Alain Bosquet

Translated by James Laughlin

from Dead Electron Catalogue: “What moves the unseen, untouched body,” “This much I know—that dusk brings arguments over what is,” “You don’t have to go to Venice or the swamp”

The Life of the Mind

Stepson Elegy

Best in the Business


Being a Constellation

Running in Church

The Salmon House


The Worker

To an Old Sucker Fish

One of the Mineral Elements



Mr. & Mrs. Death

The Poets

Sweet Decision

The Scale of Light

Sworn Deposition

Trio Threaded on Lines from the Parthian Hymns

Paper Country


Calle Visión

Advent in Co. Fermanagh

Crossing the Border

The Denial

The Distance Between

Hey Now

Ghost Continent

Listening to Leonard Cohen



Howard Frank Mosher’s Northern Borders

Carl Phillips’s In the Blood and Liam Rector’s American Prodigal

By Erin Belieu

Translated by Carl Phillips & Liam Rector

Debra Spark’s Coconuts for the Saint

By Catherine Carter

Translated by Debra Spark

Sophie Cabot Black’s The Misunderstanding of Nature

By Wyn Cooper

Translated by Sophie Cabot Black

Ted Berrigan’s Selected Poems

Robert Pinsky’s Inferno

By Alfred Corn

Translated by Robert Pinsky

Jane Kenyon’s Constance

Alan Shapiro’s In Praise of the Impure

By Joe Osterhaus

Translated by Alan Shapiro

David St. John’s Study for the World’s Body

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