Volume 29, Number 1 / 2008

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A Note From the Editor

Poetry
ELIZABETH SPIRES  Côte D’Azur  /  The Watchman
JOEL BROUWER  For What the Hell They Needed It For
RICARDO PAU-LLOSA  Lazarus Man  /  Cana Man
SUBHASHINI KALIGOTLA  Ascent to Calvary
RACHEL RICHARDSON  Cottonmouth Song
SUSAN RICH  At Middle-Life: A Romance
ERIC LEIGH  My Mother Reads Tobacco Road  /  Results
MARTHA RHODES  The Concussion  /  Come to Me, His Blood
JASON SCHNEIDERMAN  Symbolic  /  Physics VII: Not Zero
DAVID YEZZI  Lenten Retreat
NOVICA TADIC  Armful of Twigs, Dream  /  About the Knife  /  While You Count the Stars  /  On a Train Station, Dream  /  Magpie the Witness  /  Someone Whispered to Me in a Dream  /  Amidst the Noise   (translated from the Serbian by CHARLES SIMIC)
WILLIAM LOGAN  Summer Almost Like Any Other  /  The War, the War
LYNN PEDERSEN  How to Speak Nineteenth Century

Fiction
FRANZ KAFKA  At the Oklahoma Theater  (translated from the German by Mark Harman)
P. J. MURPHY  The Party
ELIZABETH SEARLE  If You Play Joni Mitchell
KARL HARSHBARGER  The Fräulein
SAYZIE KOLDYS  Mona, Yehya, Basma
STEVE ALMOND  First Date Back

Revaluations
MARK HARMAN  Kafka Imagining America: A Preface
RICK BAROT   Plath’s Pheasant

Recollections
LAVINIA GREENLAW  The Importance of Music to Girls
DAVID SHIELDS  Notes for Eulogy for My Father

Music
BENJAMIN IVRY  Mitsuko Shirai and the Art of German Lieder

Reader’s Notebook
CHARD DE NIORD  The Place Where You Lie: A Reading of James Wright’s “To the Muse”

Testimonies
BRUCE MILLS  Sleeping with Jacob

Literary Lives
J. M. TYREE  Lovecraft at the Automat

Rediscoveries
REBECA WEST  McLuhan and the Future of Literature

Contributors’ Notes

COVER ARTIST: Christina Saj