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from A Book of Measure: Fifth Circumference
from Carolina Moon


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


Pine Tree in Spring
Man on an Island
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
Field Analyzer
Two Freeze to Death Despite Experience
The Week in Advance
Last Date
Improving the Golden Rule
Drafts of “The Two”
Street Scenes: Sunday Evening
Twelfth Floor West
The Midnight Hydroplane Race
Matter and Spirit
Just Spring
Milk and a Hamburger
Translated from the Japanese by Arthur Binard
Rape Blossoms
Translated from the Japanese by Arthur Binard
An Acacia Sapling
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
Dear Edward Lear I Love Your Birds
Translated from the Spanish by Forrest Gander
Jeffrey on a Leash
The Thin Rain
O Crayola!
The Bullfrogs
Wieliczka Salt Mine, Southern Poland
From the Devotions
Calypso, Penelope
All Souls’ Day
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


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
“Here I Am, Lord”
Two Reviews

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.

  EditorAskold Melnyczuk
  Managing Editor/Poetry Panel ChairErin Belieu
  Advisory BoardLeslie Epstein
   Robert Pinsky
   Derek Walcott
  Poetry Reviews EditorJoe Osterhaus
  Art DirectorGerry Bergstein
  Editor EmeritaSharon Dunn
  Editorial AssistantsMichal Brownell
   Valerie Duff
   Gac Kim
   Doris Pai
   Drew Swinger
  Contributing EditorsThomas Bahr
   Sven Birkerts
   Lucie Brock-Broido
   John J. Clayton 
   William Corbett
   Stuart Dischell 
   Sharon Dunn
   Thomas Sayers Ellis
   Marie Howe
   Diana Der-Hovanessian
   Ha Jin
   Alex Johnson
   Susan Johnson
   Fred Marchant
   Fiona McCrae
   Gail Mazur
   Joe Osterhaus
   Dzvinia Orlowsky
   George Packer
   Solomea Pavlychko
   Liam Rector
   Scott Ruescher
   George Scialabba
   Tom Sleigh
   Sue Standing
   Tree Swenson
   Rosanna Warren
   Oksana Zabuzhko
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