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 Oklahama 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

COVER ARTIST: Christina Saj

Contributors’ Notes