Art Feature

Songs I Sing to Myself

Some Mental Furniture (essay)

Editor’s Note

“This Just In—”: Notes from the Couch and the Writing Desk


The Bungalow

Where the Grass Grows Wild


His Happiest Day Ever

The Missing Part

A Portrait of the Composer as a Young and Then Not-So-Young Temp


Like We Did

Shadows of the Cave

By Shahriar Mandanipour

Translated by Sara Khalili

How Many Times?

A Habitable Pose


Comparative Study

My Father Is Still Dead

Freddy Krueger


Spring Indigo


from How to Eat Your Love

African Funeral, Anjou

Perfect Match


Josef Albers

My Father Considers His Brain Scan as Lunar Disaster

I Consider My Father’s Brain Scan as Jazz Measure

Still Life with Judas Goats

Still Life with Zodiac Boat

Four Marys

Rorschach #1

Preamble with Pilgrimage Inside

Sunrise on the Rails

By Marina Tsvetaeva

Translated by Eugene Serebryany

different room

Blue Goose Hollow

2005: The Alleghenies Laid Bare

What we leave behind us, and how we face the new. Art and cover by Paul Katz vividly embody the impulse to recast materials and signs. Stories by Stephen Dixon, Victoria Lancelotta, and Shahriar Mandanipour look at how we preserve and renew, while reflective essays by Emilia Phillips, Laura Gill, and Michael Stein resonate with poems of loss and remembrance by Gail Mazur, Cate Lycurgus, Rick Bursky and many others.


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