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AGNI 59

Contents

Fiction

My Father, the Perfect Man
from The Tardigrade: 8. Permafrost; 9. Pirogi; 15. The Formal Personal Pronoun

Essays

How to Read the World: Louise Glück’s “Prism”
Language in Myth, Religion, Saga, and Tale
Tomaz Salamun and His “Tribe”
Domains
Shadowboxing: Gentlemen’s Disagreements

Poetry

The Dissection
Geography on a Grapefruit
Window on a Projectionist Rewinding
The Prisoner’s Visitation
Besides Sappho
The Fly
The Aluminum Shop
Translated from the Turkish by Richard Tillinghast
Sweet Reality
Translated from the Turkish by Richard Tillinghast
Water
Translated from the Turkish by Richard Tillinghast
Knothead
Translated from the French by Marilyn Hacker
Herr Greedyguts
Translated from the German by Gerald Chapple
In July
Translated from the German by Gerald Chapple
Autumn Days
Translated from the German by Gerald Chapple
Dis Pater
from Yucca Mountain Sequence: i and iii
On Recalling Joel Peter Witkin’s “The Kiss” on a Woodland Walk in Autumn
Stair
Translated from the Slovenian by Tomaž Šalamun and Christopher Merrill
At Night Rabbits
Translated from the Slovenian by Ana Jelnikar and Peter Richards
in winter
Translated from the Slovenian by Tomaž Šalamun and Elliott Anderson
AGNI 59

The hand-breadth of the unknown. Fiction by Vivek Narayanan, Paul West, Martha Cooley, Keith Gessen, Jacob Appel (his “The Frying Finn” coincidentally convergent with the photographs of Finnish-American artist Arno Minkkinen), Chris Abouzeid and Joan Wickersham. A boyhood memoir by Donald Hall. Poetry by Wesley McNair, James Arthur, Edip Cansever, Brian Swann, Judith Vollmer, Jeffrey Harrison, David Hernandez, and others. Louise Glück’s “Prism” essayed by Dan Chiasson, and Tomaž Šalamun celebrated by Aleš Debeljak. Musings on the real and the fabulous by William Pierce. Much more.

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