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AGNI 44

Contents

Fiction

from A Book of Measure: Fifth Circumference
from Carolina Moon

Essays

Strong Stories
Translating Viet Nam
Shorts for Simic
Living on Top
Poetry, History and the Love of Oranges
On Rereading The Magic Mountain
Epic Temptations
Mandelstam’s Web
A Descriptive Analysis of Bank Notes

Poetry

Pine Tree in Spring
Flying
Man on an Island
Absinthe
Breakfast
Donne’s the One
The Book of the Dead Man
On the Rooftop Students
A Week of Poems at Bennington
The Phoenix
from At the Edge of Being: 6, 9, 10
I, I, I
Balloons Drinks at the Frontier Tavern
Two Freeze to Death Despite Experience
Field Analyzer
The Week in Advance
Last Date
Improving the Golden Rule
Drafts of “The Two”
Agnes
Twelfth Floor West
Street Scenes: Sunday Evening
The Midnight Hydroplane Race
Matter and Spirit
Beauty
Just Spring
An Acacia Sapling
Translated from the Japanese by Arthur Binard
Rape Blossoms
Translated from the Japanese by Arthur Binard
Milk and a Hamburger
Translated from the Japanese by Arthur Binard
The Wide World
Description of Emily Dickinson
from Byways: III. The Wrong Bed—Moira
Trees of Flame
Translated from the French by Marilyn Hacker
Nyctalopia
Dear Edward Lear I Love Your Birds
Tequila
Translated from the Spanish by Forrest Gander
The Bullfrogs
The Thin Rain
O Crayola!
Wieliczka Salt Mine, Southern Poland
Jeffrey on a Leash
From the Devotions
Calypso, Penelope
All Souls’ Day
Palimpsest
True Story
The River
Translated from the Vietnamese by Martha Collins and Nguyen Quang Thieu
Drafts of “Noon”
Art Pepper
A Photograph I Saw of a Father and Son
Colophon

Reviews

In Lucrezia Borgia’s Chair
Diana Der-Hovanessian’s Selected Poems
Carl Phillips’s Cortège and Alan Shapiro’s Mixed Company
The Century as Experiment: Reading Poems for the Millenium
Inclusions
“Here I Am, Lord”
Two Reviews
AGNI 44

Poetry by Chinua Achebe, Joyce Carol Oates, Teresa Cader, Jane Hirshfield, Oksana Zabuzhko, Marilyn Hacker, Dzvinia Orlowsky, Claire Malroux, and Tony Hoagland; fiction by Jill McCorkle, Peter Ho Davies; Susanna Kaysen on rereading The Magic Mountain, Martha Collins on translating Viet Nam, and Seamus Heaney on Charles Simic.

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