Editor’s Note

Semblance: Something Else Again


On Coincidence, Collapse, and Textual Bridges

A Tribute to Gail Mazur

A Tribute to Gail Mazur

A Tribute to Gail Mazur

A Tribute to Gail Mazur

A Tribute to Gail Mazur: Introduction

Boredom’s Afterlife


The Personal History of Margaret Elizabeth Neilson Newton

Grief Bacon

Breaking and Entering


The Petal Farmers

The Testosterone Wars



That the Bones That Thou Hast Broken May Rejoice


Serpent, Witness, Cinematographer


Dear John

Landscape in Ink

Porches, Twin Cities

After Wang Wei

At the Table


A Tiny Cage,

on waking



By Circe Maia

Translated by Jesse Lee Kercheval

To the Charles River

To the Women of My Family (reprinted from the collection Figures in a Landscape)

Où Sont les Neiges d’Antan

In the Country, I Found a Knit of Branches in a Cave Shape

The Summer of the Collies


What They Believed

A Theory of Violence

You Made Me an Offer I Could Not Refuse

Caged Words in a Couple

Des Peres (Zoological Fantasy)

Longing and Dreading

Song of the Scythe

To a Nashi Pear

Rules—and ruins—of attraction. From Nicola Waldron’s memoir of the summons of first love, to Peter LaSalle’s unsettling fiction of literary erotics, to J. D. Daniels’s story of jealous transgression, Erica Funkhauser’s poems channeling John Berryman’s devastations, and the light of Vermeer refracted by poet Circe Maia. A generous suite of tributes to Gail Mazur, along with new work by the poet. The breadth of literary imaginings is counterpointed, and underscored, by the eerily witty precision of Matt Hope’s drawings of the future as remembered: strange ruins, new rules.  Much, much more.

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