Editor’s Note

The Nightcrawler, Joan Miró


Castle Hill

A Flicker of Animal, a Flank

Shadowboxing: Eyeless in Gaza and Ukraine

Scenes from an Odyssey: Oscar on the Road


What Makes the Dawn Breathable


The Assam Incident

City of Words

The Dead Ride Fast

By Sándor Jászberényi

Translated by M. Henderson Ellis

Le Coup de Foudre

By Husch Josten

Translated by Shelley Frisch

Other Bodies


Thinking in Third Person

What Could’ve Been?

Drip, Drop, Drippity-Drop

By Antonio Tabucchi

Translated by Martha Cooley & Antonio Romani

Beautiful Ground


Burial Instructions—Abject & Fuming

Slum Drummers, Nairobi

Nests I


Ghazal for Finally Leaving What Has Already Left

Beads of Sweat


The Nereids

By Théophile Gautier

Translated by Karl Kirchwey

The Same Father

Shooting a Slingshot With My Father

Forensics of Wheatbelt Silo Design

Pier Pug

Flowering Bitterroot


Blessing in Disguise

To an Ash on a Crackling Log

Snow Drones


The Field the Drive-In Was In

Community Pool / Love Poem

“You loved the tragedy factory of me. . .”

Portrait of a Sixteenth-Century Etching of the Body

Poem for the Unknown

Natural Disaster

The Narrows: Lake George, 1969

Contrapunctus (#1)

Song (of the Pharmaceutical) of the Song

from The Aeneid

By Virgil

Translated by David Ferry


By Raúl Zurita

Translated by Ilan Stavans

Heaven Reject

By Raúl Zurita

Translated by Ilan Stavans

Unsettling whimsy, gravity, and grace: Photographer Rosamond Purcell’s portfolio-the debut of her “Oscar” series-provides the visual key signature for our most symphonically ambitious gathering of voices yet. Fiction by Beth Bosworth, Josh Weil, Chitra Divakaruni, and Tony Eprile; poetry by Nick Flynn, Erica Funkhouser, Peter Balakian, and Jill McDonough; essays by Anna Journey and K. E. Duffin; and much more. Superb translations of Virgil, Raúl Zurita, Théophile Gautier, Antonio Tabucchi, and others bring striking accents to the weave.

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