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  B O D I E S   B E S I D E   T H E   R I V E R  
Reviews & Interior Views

 Unfolding Anne Carson’s Nox
by Brandon Lussier  


  Creating Quarantine/Constructing “Contagion”
Reflections on an Interview with Brian Henry
by Tamara Madison  


 Rae Armentrout’s Hunger Inventing Light
by Jason Lester


  Trust in that Spectral Image: Patricia Fargnoli
by Tim Mayo      



  R E A D I N G   T H E   G L O B E 
a gesture toward freedom

   Reviewing Harold Jaffe’s Paris 60
by Gary Lain


Vijay Prashad

Shailja PatelsMigritude 

Kathryn Farris & Ilya Kaminsky
On Tiziano Fratus and the Daily Terror  


Felix Nicolau
One Possible Way of Getting Beyond Postmodernism


Chris Tanasescu

Notes Toward A Temporary Poetics of Cotext

   D A U G H T E R S / B R O T H E R S / H U S BA N D S
The thimble in her purse

Tayve Neese considers Bisham Bherwani   

Lauren Scotto discusses Sylvia Plath and Lorine Niedecker

Amanda Fiore explores Louise Glück




     A S  Y M M E T R I C A L   L I T T L E   S O N G 
motion lies in the eye


    Rachel Galvin’s Fabled Mechanics
by Kyle Martindale


    Crushing on Richard Siken
by Kaitlin Dyer



  A R A B I C    I N T O   E N G L I S H  
Two Poems in Translation


   “Mysterious Neighborhood” & “Among You”

by Wadih Saadeh 

Translated by Amber Nelson and Maged Zaher




      I N   B R I E F :    R E V I E W S

  Kathryn Farris & Ilya Kaminsky
Found in Translation: Tolstoy’s Moral Tale is Alive in English  


 John Koethe’s Falling Water

by Aimée Fagent 


Daniel Simko’s  The Arrival

by Dean Robertson


A Glimpse Inside A Poet’s House

by Tamara Madison  


  Ilya Kaminsky 
Sarah Valentine Translates Gennady Aygi  


Fiona Sze-Lorrain’s Water the Moon

by Taylor Mardis Katz