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Editor’s Note

Booze Snow Cone with Crème de Menthe


The Boys’ School, or The News from Spain


To my Lover, Concerning the Yird-Swine
The Dog Hermes
First the Meadow
I Have Put Your Nest Where I Can See It
Middle Age
The Needle
Late Summer
Pricked Fingers
American Scene 1935
Private Plane
Things Just Come
The Streichholzhndler
Glenn Gould on the Telephone

Art Feature

Storyteller’s Manuscripts

The AGNI Portfolio of African Fiction

Love Is Power, Or Something Like That
The Institute for Taxi Poetry
from Whosoever Fears the Sea
The Iron Gate
The Treasonable Parrot
Sentencing for Six
Saving Agu’s Wife

Anything-but-alphabetical Africa. A vividly variegated portfolio (in print and online) of fiction from the continent that Alexander miraculously overlooked, including new work from Henrietta Rose-Innes, Helon Habila, Doreen Baingana, and many others. The art feature and cover by Victor Ekpuk telegraph the sensuous immediacy and coded layers of this presentation. The issue also includes fiction by Joan Wickersham and Sarah Gaddis; poems by C. K. Williams, Kevin Young, Kate Northrop, and others; reflections on poetry by Carol Moldaw and Anton Vander Zee; as well as tributes to Barry Hannah by Sven Birkerts and William Giraldi.

  EditorSven Birkerts
  Founding EditorAskold Melnyczuk
  Senior EditorWilliam Pierce
  Sr. Fiction EditorWilliam Giraldi
  Fiction EditorJessica Keener
  Poetry EditorLynne Potts
  Asst. Poetry EditorSumita Chakraborty
  Advisory BoardLeslie Epstein
   Robert Pinsky
   Derek Walcott
   Rosanna Warren
  Editorial AssistantsRachel Mennies
   T. J. McLemore
   Megan Cunniff
   Robyn Kaufman
   Chiara Scully
   Lisa Hiton
   Sarah Crossland
   Elizabeth Howard
  Contributing EditorsLucie Brock-Broido
   John J. Clayton 
   William Corbett
   Stuart Dischell 
   Sharon Dunn, ed. emerita
   Thomas Sayers Ellis
   Marie Howe
   Diana Der-Hovanessian
   Ha Jin
   Alex Johnson
   Dana Levin
   Fred Marchant
   Fiona McCrae
   Gail Mazur
   Dzvinia Orlowsky
   Lia Purpura
   Liam Rector (1949-2007)
   George Scialabba
   Tom Sleigh
   Sue Standing
   Oksana Zabuzhko
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