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Editor’s Note

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


National Treasure
The Fencers
California Statutes Concerning Defrauding an Innkeeper
Vinni Pukh


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


Arana Gulch
The Bear
Epigram 34
Translated from the Ancient by Christopher Childers
The Family
Translated from the Spanish by Stephen Kessler
A Long Marriage
Ode 1.38
Translated from the Latin by Christopher Childers
Ode 3.13
Translated from the Latin by Christopher Childers
Confessio Inimicus
A Paper Hive Earns No Quarter
Distortions on Caius
Distortions on Boorde 1
At the Crystal Palace, London
Monkey Lab
Giving It Back
Women Around the Table
Zone B
Translated from the Slovenian by Tomaž Šalamun and Michael Thomas Taren
The Psalmist Talking
Translated from the Slovenian by Tomaž Šalamun and Michael Thomas Taren
Grieving, Sidpa Bardo
A Walk Among the Yachts

Art Feature

Funk Morphologies

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.

  EditorSven Birkerts
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  Senior EditorWilliam Pierce
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  Asst. Poetry EditorSumita Chakraborty
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  Contributing EditorsLucie Brock-Broido
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