Editor’s Note

The Walk


69° North, 33° East: Running from the Russians

The Butter Mint Gun

Milosz’s Choice: An Investigation of Sentimentality

Benny Andrews: A Reminiscence


By Charles Baudelaire

Translated by George Kalogeris

Recurring Dream in a New Home

Waiting to Cut the Hay

A Saltbox in Vermont

In Early April


Love in an Irish Family


Moving Day

Green Willow, Green Willow

The Eater of Paper, the Drinker of Ink


A Stormy Spring


Estate with Doves

Father, Mother, and Children

By Henrik Nordbrandt

Translated by Thomas E. Kennedy

For Benny Andrews

Sonatina: Imaginary City

Vernaculars, inward and international. Heeding the issue number, we think of Route 66, the legendary American highway, cutting through Ben Miller’s uniquely essayistic Midwest, Jill McCorkle’s and Tara Goedjen’s fictional South, and painter Benny Andrews’s anguished and ecstatic historical South, before jumping off the atlas to take in Peter Balakian’s epical 9/11 sequences, Melissa Green’s topographies of the heart, and William T. Vollmann’s mytho-erotic fantasia. Vernaculars go international and rise into song, with Harrison Solow’s portrait of Welsh tenor Timothy Evans in “Bendithion” (the first-ever AGNI CD is included). Poetry by Steve Gehrke, Jordan Smith, Erica Funkhouser, and others. Essays by Scott Diel, Stephen O’Connor, Alta Ifland, and Askold Melnyczuk. And more.

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