Features

 

The Technology of Poetry (issue 27)

 

Ohio Stories (issue 25)

  • Shadow and Shine: Ohio in the Literary Imagination, by Jana Tigchelaar
  • “On the Lip of Lake Erie”: Toni Morrison’s Ohio Aesthetic, by Dustin Faulstick
  • The Importance and Depth of “Ohio” in Two Poems by Rita Dove and Ai, by Marcus Jackson
  • Buckeye Sci-Fi: “Does Anything Exciting ever Happen Around Here”, by Christopher A. Sims
  • Sometimes a Vague Notion, by David Armstrong

Tony Hoagland on: The Wild, The Cold, the Unknown (issue 24)

  • The Pursuit of Ignorance: The Challenging Figuration of Not Knowing
  • The Power of Coldness
  • The Wild Life of Metaphor: Prehensile, Triangulating, Insubordinate

Gems of the 21st (issue 23)

Of Essays and Exes (issue 22)

The Villains of Poetry (issue 21)

Fictional Politicos (issue 20)

Manipulating the Reader (issue 19)

Interviews (issue 18)

  • Conversation with Amy Bloom, by James Miranda
  • Conversation with Marie Howe, by Brad Modlin

Uses & Abuses of Dialogue (issue 17)

  • A Trompe L’Oeil for the Mind’s Ear, by J. Robert Lennon
  • Staying on the Elevator, by Peter Mountford
  • Inside the Cave-Speak of Saunders, by Leslie Daniels
  • I Deserve Two Firing Squads: Dialogue and Conflict in Fiction, by Robert Anthony Siegel
  • A Brief Personal History of Dialogue, by Kelly Luce
  • The Dialogue of Gesture and Silence, by Alyce Miller
  • Dialogue: The Footfall of Its Wandering, by Darrell Spencer
  • That Dialogue Assignment, by Rebecca Makkai

Poems and Literal Truth (issue 16)

  • Should Poems Tell the Truth?, by Lawrence Raab
  • Truthiness Demands, by Daisy Fried
  • Where Are You Really Writing From? Reading and Writing Place and Experience, by Adrienne Su
  • A Brief Response, by Louise Glück
  • Telling the Truth in Poetry, by Carl Dennis
  • Pants on Fire, by Kim Addonizio
  • “Father”, by Michael Ryan

Beguiling Beginnings in Fiction (issue 15)

  • On Lauren Groff’s “L. DeBard and Aliette”, by Caitlin Horrocks
  • On Edward P. Jones’s “The First Day”, by Marjorie Celona
  • On William Maxwell’s “So Long, See You Tomorrow”, by Maura Stanton
  • On Graham Greene’s “Under the Garden”, by David Lehman
  • On Barbara Comyns’s “The Vet’s Daughter”, by Maud Casey
  • On Flannery O’Connor’s “Good Country People”, by Alyson Hagy
  • On Stanley Elkins’s “A Poetics for Bullies”, by Tom Noyes
  • On Arthur Golden’s “Memoirs of a Geisha”, by Julia Glass

Translation Cruxes II (issue 14)

  • Like a Struck Tuning Fork: On Translating Sound in Tranströmer’s “The Station”, by Patty Crane
  • On Translating Choctaw Poems, by Marcia Haag
  • Sense and Serendipity: The Masochistic Art of Translating Surrealism, by Mark Polizzotti
  • Finding the Just Name: On Translating Ismailov, by Robert Chandler
  • Translating Thai Artist Wiser Ponnimit from Japanese to English, by Matthew Chozick
  • The Stones and the Earth: On Translating Wieslaw Myśliwski’s “Stone Upon Stone”, by Bill Johnston
  • On Translating Cavity’s “Come, O King of the Lacedaemonians”, by George Economou
  • The Homophobic Imagination: On Translating Modern Greek Poetry, by Karen Van Dyck

Translation Cruxes (issue 13)

  • On Translating Virgil, by David Ferry
  • From an Alphabet of Proust Translation Problems: Z, by Lydia Davis
  • On Translating Strand and Ashberry, by Damiano Abeni and Moira Egan
  • On Translating Tolstoy, by Rosamund Bartlett
  • On Translating Kavafy, by George Kalogeris
  • On Translating Szymborska, by Joanna Trzeciak
  • On Translating Eco, by Geoffrey Brock

Choice Cuts: Favorite Fiction Passages (issue 12)

  • On a passage from Alice Munro’s “Lives of Girls and Women”, by Ann Harlemann
  • On a passage from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby”, by Ralph Lombreglia
  • On a passage from Virginia Woolf’s “To the Lighthouse”, by Cornelia Nixon
  • On a passage from Virginia Woolf’s “Mrs. Dalloway”, by Elizabeth Searle
  • On two passages by Lewis Nordan, by John Dufresne
  • On a passage from Pam Houston’s “Dall”, by Melinda Moustakis
  • On a passage from Raymond Carver’s “Chef’s House”, by Bret Lott

Collaboration (issue 11)

  • Preface to “Making It Up”, by Ron Padgett
  • Woody Woodpecker Goes to Paris, by Allen Ginsburg and Kenneth Koch
  • Some Remarks of Collaboration, by Tom Whalen
  • Love as Rehearsal for Writing, by Lee Carroll
  • Collaboration Queens (Or How The Chapbook, ABBA: The Poems, Came to Be), by Denise Duhamel and Amy Lemmon
  • Changing the Record: A Poetry Collaboration in the ’70s and ’80s, by Ron Horning and David Lehman
  • The Story Behind Penguins, by Patty Mitchell
  • Where the Path Leads: Collaboration, Revision, and Friendship, by Lawrence Raab

Six Poets on Six Movies (issue 10)

  • On 35 Shots of Rum, by Claudia Rankine
  • Antonioni at Nineteen, by Jeffrey Harrison
  • Death, Cashews, and No Country for Old Men, by George Bilgere
  • On Lubitsch’s Angel, by Lloyd Schwartz
  • On Tomorrow is Forever, by Laurence Goldstein
  • Acting the Truth, by Linda Bamber

Symposium: Poems Disliked and Poems Loved (issue 9)

  • On Susan Wood’s “In America” and Dana Levin’s “The Nurse,” by Wayne Miller
  • On Carol Ann Duffy’s “Rapture” and Michael Laskey’s “Offering,” by Helena Nelson
  • On Mark Strand’s “The Idea” and Dennis Schmitz’s “Kindergarten” by David Rivard

Altered Views: Fiction Reconsidered (issue 8)

  • On “In Time Which Made a Monkey of Us All” by Grace Paley, by Michael Griffith
  • On “I Used to Live Here Once” by Jean Rhys, by Sylvia Watanabe
  • On Rereading Gabriel García Márquez, by Julianna Baggott
  • On Rereading Donald Barthelme, by Peter Ho Davies
  • On “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” by Truman Capote, by Peter Turchi
  • On “Orlando” by Virginia Woolf, by Karen Brennan
  • On “The Window’s Children” by Paula Fox, by Charles Baxter

Altered Views (issue 7)

  • From a Broken Ant-hill, by Peter Campion
  • On James Merill, by Rachel Hadas
  • Resisting The Rape of the Lock, by Laurence Goldstein
  • Cellular Change, by Marianne Boruch
  • Tight Spots, by Brad Leithauser
  • A Fish and a Pity, by Steven Cramer
  • Self Beyond Recall, by Eleanor Wilner
  • Just a Goll-durn Minute…, by Stephen Corey
  • Safe in ther Alabaster Chambers, by Nancy Eimers
  • Disinhibited, by Stephanie Burt
  • On the Author of “The Paddiad,” by Christopher Ricks

Stories You May Have Missed: Fifteen Fiction Writers Reflect on Underappreciated Contemporary Stories (issue 6)

  • On Lucia Berlin’s “Maggie May,” by Lydia Davis
  • On Gerald Shapiro’s “Bad Jews,” by Stuart Dybek
  • On Stephanie Vaughn’s “Dog Heaven,” by Carol Anshaw
  • On Donal Barthelme’s “The School,” by Max Apple
  • On Bernard Malamud’s “In Kew Gardens,” by Alan Cheuse
  • On John L’Heureux’s “The Comedian,” by Erin McGraw
  • On Gilbert Sorrentino’s “The Moon In Its Flight,” by Robert Cohen
  • On John Fowles’s “The Ebony Tower,” by Nicholas Delbanco
  • On Anita Desai’s “The Accompanist,” by Lynne Sharon Schwartz
  • On Alice McDermott’s “Enough,” by Tracy Daugherty
  • On James Kaplan’s “In Miami, Last Winter,” by Steven Schwartz
  • On Mavis Gallant’s “The Remission,” by Andrea Barrett
  • On Mavis Gallant’s “Mlle. Dias de Corta,” by Francine Prose
  • On Robert Stone’s “Helping,” by Jim Shepard
  • On Charles Baxter’s “Fenstad’s Mother,” by Rosellen Brown

Considering Wislawa Szymborksa (issue 5)

  • Thinking Out Loud, by Lawrence Raab
  • On Szymborska, by Carl Dennis
  • That Threshold (If It Is A Threshold), by Sally Ball
  • Vaster: Wislawa Szymborska and Elizabeth Bishop, by Kathy Fagan
  • Non Omnis Moriar”: Reading Szymborska in Translation by Jennifer Clarvoe
  • On Szymborka’s “Travel Elegy,” by William Olsen
  • To Keep On Not Knowing, by Michelle Boisseau
  • All the World’s a Stage: Some Thoughts on Szymborksa, by Rachel Wetzsteon
  • Everything, All At Once, by Marianne Oruch
  • Heaven by Subtraction – Szymborska’s Skeptical Wonder, by Tony Hoagland

Frederick Barthelme Feature (issue 4)

  • Sun Deluxe, by Frederick Barthelme
  • Interview with Frederick Barthelme, by Gary Percesepe
  • Rereading Frederick Barthelme’s “Shopgirls” (Minimalism and Prosaics), by B.W. Jorgensen