Editor’s Note

Ten Broad Swipes at the Problem of Structure in the Essay (and Perhaps Other Genres as Well)


Lost in London

On Practice, School Buses, Hummingbirds, Rumi, and Being Led

Things We Saw and Bought and Lost

An Arrangement of Skin

Longing and Other Dimensions


National Treasure

The Fencers

California Statutes Concerning Defrauding an Innkeeper


Vinni Pukh


The Bear

Arana Gulch

Epigram 34

By Callimachus

Translated by Christopher Childers

By Luis Cernuda

Translated by Stephen Kessler

A Long Marriage

Ode 1.38

By Horace

Translated by Christopher Childers

Ode 3.13

By Horace

Translated by Christopher Childers

Confessio Inimicus

A Paper Hive Earns No Quarter

Distortions on Caius

Distortions on Boorde 1

At the Crystal Palace, London

Giving It Back

Monkey Lab

Women Around the Table

The Psalmist Talking

By Tomaž Šalamun

Translated by Tomaž Šalamun & Michael Thomas Taren

Zone B

By Tomaž Šalamun

Translated by Tomaž Šalamun & Michael Thomas Taren


Grieving, Sidpa Bardo

A Walk Among the Yachts

Out of pieces is a world made and understood. Wangechi Mutu’s stunning, disturbing images set the tone for an investigation of canny and uncanny assemblage. Essays by, among others, Carol Ann Davis and Anna Journey; fiction by Ihab Hassan, Matt Sailor, and Ann Pancake; translations of Horace and Callimachus, and poems by Kevin Prufer, Patricia Hooper, and many others.

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