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Editor’s Note

The Fitful Tracing of a Portal


By the Creeks of Wyoming
Like None Other
The Riverbend Motel
Translated from the Russian by Andrew Wachtel
Elephant Seals


Mater Marginalia
Empty House
Llano, Texas
What We Might Salvage


Calling the Horses Home
Camera Obscura
Codicil of Selected Excisions from the Memoir


Ramine’s Weather Machine
Das Gift
ars poetica
The Lean of a Horse’s Body at Sunset
Owl and the Saber
Melancholy’s Mirror
The Uncles
In the Eye of the Beholder
On the Morning of Your Surgery
Climate Change, No. 67
In the Beginning We Spoke Nothing
Tree Friend
Translated from the Spanish by Rebecca Pelky and Jake Young
Elegy Told after the Flood
Bermuda Triangle
Turn from God and into an Exhibitionist
Sometimes I Dream a Suicide in the Shape of Lake Ontario
Portrait as a Vagrant Walking through Grief to Meet God
Lorca at Eden Lake
To a Friend Sick Again
“There are people who upon dying”
Translated from the Spanish by Whitney DeVos
Little Bear
god, they keep telling me to bleed scriptures from my mouth to find you
White Teeth
Untitled (Black on Gray), 1969
In the Warring Three Kingdoms
Down Below

Art Feature

Pincushion Anatomy (essay)
Spasmic Lineation

Unforeseen urgencies, heightened introspections. The long Covid siege has put pressure on everything, not least the expressive arts. AGNI 93, with its unsettling cover and art portfolio by Deepa Jayaraman, channels the mood of the times. The issue includes poetry by Rafael Campo, Hope Wabuke, and others; fiction by Sara Majka, Jamie Figueroa, and Anzhelina Polonskaya (translated by Andrew Wachtel); and an utterly sui generis essay by Gregory Paul Caicco. Variety and intensity are the hallmark—we celebrate the wresting of meaning from loss and distress.

  EditorsSven Birkerts
   William Pierce
  Nonfiction Editors Jennifer Alise Drew
   Shuchi Saraswat
  Poetry EditorsJennifer Kwon Dobbs
   Ruben Quesada
  Fiction Editors Julia Brown
   Emma Copley Eisenberg 
   Mary O'Donoghue 
  Reviews EditorRachel Mennies
  Blog EditorGrace Singh Smith
  Asst. Poetry Editors Alan Chazaro
   Jenny George 
   Esteban Rodriguez
   Jessica Q. Stark
  Asst. Fiction EditorsBen Black
   Amber Caron
   Ariel Courage
  Asst. Blog EditorAnna Prawdzik Hull
  Newsletter DirectorAlison Lanier
  Social (Facebook) Effie Sapuridis 
  Blog AssistantCynthia Ayeza
  MarketingDan Pritchard 
  Editorial AssistantsAnnaka Saari
   Nayereh Doosti
   Julia Pike
   Nohemi Gamis
   David Brinson
   Ari Kaplan
   Tyler Dunston 
   Aline Dolinh
  Founding EditorAskold Melnyczuk
  Advisory BoardLeslie Epstein
   Ha Jin
   Robert Pinsky
   Rosanna Warren
  Contributing EditorsSumita Chakraborty
   John J. Clayton
   Stuart Dischell
   Sharon Dunn, ed. Emerita
   Anne Germanacos
   Marie Howe
   Alex Johnson
   Dana Levin
   Fred Marchant
   Fiona McCrae
   Gail Mazur
   Dzvinia Orlowsky
   E.C. Osondu
   Lia Purpura
   George Scialabba
   Tom Sleigh
   Sue Standing
   Oksana Zabuzhko
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