Volume 104

No. 4

October 2016

On Wanting to Say
[spoken slowly, by a poorly received writer to a poet]
William Gass

The Iliad, an Affair of Honor
Steven Smith

The Longest Poem in the English Language
James Longenbach

On Situating Sylvia Townsend Warner
Elizabeth Powers

Friendship, Time, and the Sabbath
Ronald Sharp

Fiction

Eye of Tylor
Gerald Majer

The Real Thing
Sheila Kohler

Poetry

Twister
Sunday Mirror
Stephen Edgar

The Bickers
Pastry Level
Mary Jo Salter

Letter to Laren
Wet Paint
Stanley Moss

The Right Fit for Sure
Richard Howard

The Last Page
Molly McQuade

Loss
Jean Ross Justice

Some Comfort in a Smaller Field of Vision
Leslie McGrath

The Show Opens Tomorrow
Wish
Deborah Garrison

Cézanne
Morri Creech

A New English Grammar
Jeff Dolven

Venasque
Mary Stewart Hammond

Reviews

Fiction in Review
Anne Tyler
Greg Johnson

Poetry in Review
James Lasdun, John Koethe
Stephen Burt

Recordings in Review
The new traditionalists
Timothy Young

Contributors                                                                                                               

Index                                                                                                                          

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