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AGNI 86

Contents

Editor's Note

Derek Walcott at BU: A Sorting

Fiction

Bending the Map
Discharge Planning
How the Mind Can Exist in a Physical Universe
Winterlight
The Influence of the Sixties on the Seventies
I Want My Car
A Little Bit of Wickedness

Essays

The Great Meal
Mutatis Mutandis
Thought Samples from the Memory of a Drawing Man
Translated from the Bosnian-Croatian-Montenegrin-Serbian by Mirza Purić
Thieves

Poetry

Walking the Ruined City
Gueule de Bois
Bloodworm Baltimore French Fry
Costumes
Sarajevo,
Translated from the Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones
Rudolph’s Tears
Winter Documentary
Driving Through Utah, Listening to the Radio
I Shall Name the Worms
Strawberry Moon
Crying in the Cab Away from You
Dog Days
To the Ashes
Translated from the Russian by Andrew Wachtel
While She Sleeps
The Melancholy of Shadows at Dawn
The Utopian
You Heard It Here First
Eulogy for the Gladioli
Fisherman
Walking the Dog
“Love Is Blue”
Still Life: Stevens’s Wallet on a Key West Hotel Dresser
AGNI 86

The diverging scales of public and private. Standing back and then homing in, architect and former graffiti artist Mensur Demir builds a space for poems by David Wojahn, Peter Balakian, Sophie Klahr, Natalie Shapero, and many others. Ruminations on shoplifting, Spoleto, and the cultural nuances of eating (by Donald Quist, Chad Davidson, and Jung Hae Chae) play against fraught interiors in the fiction of Julianna Baggott, Kent Nelson, and Perri Klass, to name just some.

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