Volume 33, Number 1 / 2012

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A Note of Gratitude

Poetry
VICTORIA CHANG  Edward Hopper’s Office in a Small City
CARL PHILLIPS  Now You Must Go Wherever You Wish  /  Blizzard  / Border Song
JOHN LUNDBERG  String Theory
BEVERLY BURCH  A Brief History of Rejection
ADRIENNE SU  On Writing  /  Contentment
MATTHEW NIENOW  It’s the Boat That Haunts You  /  Ode to the Slick
DEBORA GREGER  Elegy to a Carpenter’s Carpenter  /  To a Redbud
JEFF FRIEDMAN  Mud
VALERIE WOHLFELD  Dead Letter Office
C. L. O’DELL  Father, Son  /  After Reading the Bible
CALEB CURTISS   Primer  /  Poem with You Drinking a Cup of Coffee
SHARA LESSLEY  In Arabic

Fiction
BROCK CLARKE  Of the Revolution
CHRISTINE SNEED  The Finest Medical Attention
CASTLE FREEMAN JR.  Plain Tales from the Hills
JANE RATCLIFFE  You Can’t Be Too Careful
WILLIAM GILSON  At the Dark End of the Street

Reflections
KAREN HOLMBERG  Songs and Calls of the Human Species
FRANCIS-NOËL THOMAS  Tea

Cultural History
RICHARD J. SMITH  How the Book of Changes Arrived in the West

Literary Lives          
JOSEPH FRUSCIONE  Hemingway, Faulkner, and the Clash of Reputations

Testimonies
MATTHEW VOLLMER  Keeper of the Flame
PAUL PLAGENS  The Ding Tank

Translations
SANTIAGO RAMÓN Y CAJAL  Café Chats (translated by BENJAMIN EHRLICH)

Rediscoveries
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE  Rome: First Impression (translated by A. J. MORRISON)

Contributors’ Notes

COVER ARTIST: Jennifer Riley