New Letters magazine

Volume 42 No. 4 (summer, 1976)

  • Essays & Articles

  • 52 /

    Introduction: Why I Carve These Poems

    , Wang Hui-Ming
  • Poetry

  • 5 / Custer (1), Alison Baker
  • 5 / Custer (2), Alison Baker
  • 6 / Prayer, Alison Baker
  • 6 / Imagine Serving Tea, Alison Baker
  • 7 / Heroin Heroine or the Ballad of Rosie and the Cat, John Balaban
  • 7 /

    The Solitary

    , Mary Barnard
  • 8 / Noon Hour, Mary Barnard
  • 9 / Descent to Bohannon Lake, Jim Barnes
  • 9 / Territories, Willis Barnstone
  • 9 / Territories, Matei Calinescu
  • 10 /

    Thanatophilia, co-written with Matei Calinescu

    , Willis Barnstone
  • 10 / Thanatophilia, Matei Calinescu
  • 11 / Two Families, Charles G. Bell
  • 12 / Dancing Mother, Charles G. Bell
  • 12 / Coralville, in Iowa, Marvin Bell
  • 13 /

    A Year

    , Bruce Berlind
  • 13 / Dialogue of One, Bruce Berlind
  • 14 / Handicapped, Daniel Berrigan
  • 15 / Black Pony Eating Grass, Robert Bly
  • 15 /

    A Wooden Hotel in Norway

    , Robert Bly
  • 16 / Visitor, The, George Bogin
  • 16 / Troopship for France, War II, George Bogin
  • 17 / Rout, Philip Booth
  • 18 /

    Flowing Prairie

    , Michael Borich
  • 19 / After Spending All Day at the National Museum of Art, Alan Britt
  • 19 / Serenade, Alan Britt
  • 20 / Coots, Joseph Bruchac
  • 20 / Narrows, The, Joseph Bruchac
  • 21 / Open, Joseph Bruchac
  • 21 / In Praise of Blur, G.S. Sharat Chandra
  • 22 /

    A Quality of Air

    , Henry Chapin
  • 23 / Helpmate, Henry Chapin
  • 23 / Easy Does It, Henry Chapin
  • 23 / Threes, Henry Chapin
  • 24 / Winter Over Nothing, Elliott Coleman
  • 26 /

    A Black Soldier Remembers

    , Horace Coleman
  • 26 / Remembrance of Things Past, Horace Coleman
  • 27 /

    The Suicides of the Rich

    , Victor Contoski
  • 27 /

    The Photos From Summer Camp

    , Izora Corpman
  • 28 /

    The Ring Poem: A Husband Loses His Wedding Band as He Gestures From a Bridge

    , Philip Dacey
  • 30 / stirring up voices, Alison Deming
  • 31 / I give up., Leagrey Dimond
  • 32 / Putting It All Away, Stephen Dobyns
  • 33 / Hands, Stephen Dobyns
  • 35 / Building a Person, Stephen Dunn
  • 36 / I Point Out a Bird, Quinton Duval
  • 37 / Passage, Richard Eberhart
  • 38 / Lullaby, Frederick Eckman
  • 38 / Money in the Bank, W.D. Ehrhart
  • 39 / After Shiki, Larry Eigner
  • 40 /

    The School Bus

    , Larry Eigner
  • 40 / Version of a Song of Failure, A, Larry Eigner
  • 40 / Unusual, Larry Eigner
  • 40 / Cheerleading Camp, Mary Feeney
  • 41 / For Arthur Gregor, Edward Field
  • 42 / That Was Then, Isabella Gardner
  • 44 / Love for Instance, Dan Gerber
  • 44 / Grand Street & the Bowery, David Ghitelman
  • 44 / philonous' paradox, Chris Gilbert
  • 45 / When Both My Fathers Die, Robert Gillespie
  • 46 /

    The Death Balloon

    , Patricia Goedicke
  • 47 / At the Center of Everything Which is Dying, Patricia Goedicke
  • 49 / On the Night in Question, Patricia Goedicke
  • 49 /

    The Girl in the Foreign Movie

    , Patricia Goedicke
  • 50 / In the Twilight Zone All I Know Is the Commercials, Patricia Goedicke
  • 52 / From Far Out in the Center, Robert Bly
  • 52 / From far out in the center of the naked lake, Robert Bly
  • 53 / To him my birches, Robert Francis
  • 53 / To Him, Robert Francis
  • 54 / In the Social Security Office, Gary Gildner
  • 55 / Cobalt, David Ray
  • 56 / Winter View, Wang Hui-Ming
  • 57 / At the Trough, Arthur Gregor
  • 58 /

    A River in Asia

    , Andrew Grossbardt
  • 59 / Direction from Zulu, Daniel Halpern
  • 60 / Wheat Metropolis, Alfred Starr Hamilton
  • 60 / Nikos Painting, Kenneth O. Hansen
  • 61 / Cannon Arrested, Michael S. Harper
  • 62 / Apology for E. H., William Hathaway
  • 63 /

    The Next Time You Were There

    , Samuel Hazo
  • 64 / Working Near Lake Traverse, Tom Hennen
  • 64 / Unusual Things, Tom Hennen
  • 65 / Usually An Old Female Is The Leader, Tom Hennen
  • 65 / Watergate, Ruth Herschberger
  • 66 / Amateur, Ruth Herschberger
  • 66 / Yaddo, Ruth Herschberger
  • 67 / Terry, Ruth Herschberger
  • 68 / Dean Prior, Devon, Ruth Herschberger
  • 68 / Chickens, Geof Hewitt
  • 69 / Ben Plays Hide & Seek in the Deep Woods, Geof Hewitt
  • 69 / Lines from a Misplaced Person, Jeanne Hill
  • 70 / Time was, Pati Hill
  • 70 / 18-Dec-75, Michael Hogan
  • 71 / Survivors, Michael Hogan
  • 72 / Girl in leaves, Judy Ray
  • 73 / With the Sun's Fire, David Ignatow
  • 73 /

    A Time of Night

    , David Ignatow
  • 74 / Thoughts, David Ignatow
  • 75 / For Muraski, Josephine Jacobsen
  • 76 / Power Failure, Josephine Jacobsen
  • 76 /

    The Shell Eyes of Idols

    , Josephine Jacobsen
  • 77 / Bury Me in America, Arno Karlen
  • 80 / Fall Letter, Dave Kelley
  • 80 /

    The Day the Beatles Lost One To the Flesh-Eating Horse

    , Dave Kelley
  • 82 / Brother of My Heart, Galway Kinnell
  • 83 / We Free Singers Be, Etheridge Knight
  • 84 / Village in Snowstorm, Norbert Krapf
  • 85 / How It Goes On, Maxine Kumin
  • 86 / Breasts, Greg Kusma
  • 87 / Song, Randy Lane
  • 88 / Lovesong, Randy Lane
  • 89 / Writing to Aaron, Denise Levertov
  • 90 / Spring in the Old World, Philip Levine
  • 91 / My Son and I, Philip Levine
  • 93 / What I Have Done, Gerald Malanga
  • 93 / Sunday: Shooting Script Poem, Gerald Malanga
  • 94 / Naked Branches, Gerald Malanga
  • 94 /

    The Property

    , Gerald Malanga
  • 95 / Grandma Shorba and The Pure In Heart, Freya Manfred
  • 101 / On the Night Train from Oxford, E. L. Mayo
  • 102 / All We Knew of Our Parents, Mekeel McBride
  • 105 / Snake River Making It Blues, Kathleen McCullen
  • 105 / Travelling Song, Thomas McGrath
  • 106 / John Carey's Second Song, Thomas McGrath
  • 107 / Sentence, Manfred Meder
  • 107 / Rossetti's Guggums, Jay Meek
  • 108 /

    The Celebration

    , Robert Mezey
  • 109 / One of You, Robert Mezey
  • 109 / Holy Days, Robert Mezey
  • 110 / Eden Revisited, Vassar Miller
  • 111 / Chelsea Churchyard, Ralph J. Miller
  • 111 / Grasses, Ralph J. Miller
  • 112 / Bones, Frederick Morgan
  • 112 / Notes on the Post-Industrial Revolution, Edward Morin
  • 114 /

    The Nike of Samothrace

    , Hilda Morley
  • 115 / Lament, Hilda Morley
  • 116 / Sea Food Thought, John W. Moser
  • 116 / Room Service, John W. Moser
  • 117 / Colloquy with Gregory on the Balcony, A, Howard Moss
  • 117 / Ouiji, Paul Nelson
  • 119 / Aubade After The Party, Tom O'Grady
  • 120 / Early Autumn, David Owen
  • 120 / Mugger, The, Robert Pack
  • 122 / Ring, The, Robert Pack
  • 123 / Lay It Down Gently Poem, John Paulker
  • 126 / Robert's Rules of Order, Robert Peterson
  • 126 / Bull's Eye, Julian Lee Rayford
  • 127 / Thinking About What To Do Next, Robert Peterson
  • 128 / From a Saracen Tower, Robert Peterson
  • 129 / Waiting for Nighthawks in Illinois, Roger Pfingston
  • 129 / About the Crows, Roger Pfingston
  • 131 / Wedding Picture, Jayne Anne Phillips
  • 131 / America, Trying To Sleep, Jayne Anne Phillips
  • 132 / Widow, Felix Pollak
  • 134 / Mourningsong for Anne, David Posner
  • 134 / On the Porch of the Antique Dealer, Paul Ramsey
  • 135 / Tale, A, Paul Ramsey
  • 135 / Junkyards, Julian Lee Rayford
  • 136 / Bull's Eye, Julian Lee Rayford
  • 136 / I Got A Knife, Julian Lee Rayford
  • 137 / Sonship, John C. Rezmerski
  • 137 / First May Dance, Tom Ridley
  • 138 / Lost On The Continent, Tom Ridley
  • 138 / Trumps, Kenneth Rosen
  • 140 / Pursuit, Vern Rutsala
  • 141 /

    The Old Chevy

    , Vern Rutsala
  • 141 / Necessity of Rejection, The, James Schevill
  • 142 / Lesson In Hammocks, A, James Schevill
  • 142 / Adolescence, Dennis Schmitz
  • 143 / Epithalamion, Grace Schulman
  • 144 / closer and closer comes my life, Joseph Semenovich
  • 144 / alternatives, Joseph Semenovich
  • 145 / 1976, Harvey Shapiro
  • 146 / Incident, Harvey Shapiro
  • 146 / Father and Sons, Harvey Shapiro
  • 146 / Species, Charles Simic
  • 148 /

    A Lucky Day

    , Knute Skinner
  • 149 / Poem for Joan, Judith Small
  • 150 / For a Plaque on the Door of an Isolated House, William Stafford
  • 150 / Look, William Stafford
  • 151 / Surviving a Poetry Circuit, William Stafford
  • 151 / In the Morning All Over, William Stafford
  • 152 / Magic Lantern, William Stafford
  • 152 /

    The Mountain That Got Little

    , William Stafford
  • 153 / Autumn Song, Stephen Stepanchev
  • 153 / Outside Avila's Walls, Carolyn Stoloff
  • 155 / Afternoon, Lucien Styrk
  • 155 / Downy Hair, Lucien Styrk
  • 156 / Farmer, Lucien Styrk
  • 156 / Time Was, Nancy Sullivan
  • 157 / Western Movie, Nancy Sullivan
  • 158 / just a few scenes from an autobiography, John Tagliabue
  • 159 /

    The Surgeon's Prayer

    , Ross Talarico
  • 159 / Parable, Stephen Tapscott
  • 161 / Car under collapsing garage, Judy Ray
  • 161 / Parable: November, Stephen Tapscott
  • 162 / Moon, Barry Targan
  • 162 / Same Tits, James Tate
  • 163 / Being on the Edge od Some One Else, Virginia R. Terris
  • 163 / Stigmata, Virginia R. Terris
  • 164 / Melvin B. Tolson (1898-1966), Sootie Joe
  • 164 / Sootie Joe, Melvin B. Tolson
  • 165 / Jobyna Dear, Sootie Joe
  • 165 / Peg Leg Snelson, Sootie Joe
  • 165 / Peg Leg Snelson, Melvin B. Tolson
  • 165 / Jobyna Dear, Melvin B. Tolson
  • 167 / Black Moses, Melvin B. Tolson
  • 168 / Freemon Hawthorne, Melvin B. Tolson
  • 169 / Hokkaido, Jim Trifilio
  • 170 /

    A Night on Katahdin

    , Jim Trifilio
  • 171 / West Fifty-Seventh Street, Byron Vazakas
  • 171 / Postcards, Mark Vinz
  • 173 / chicken tracks, R. Von der Osten
  • 174 / Relics, David Wagoner
  • 175 / Lost Contact, Sylvia Wheeler
  • 176 / Fog, Ruth Whitman
  • 177 / In Lucas, Kansas, Jonathan Williams
  • 178 / Some Semblance of Order, Charles David Wright
  • 179 /

    The Jogger

    , Charles David Wright
  • 179 /

    The Land Inside Two

    , Charles David Wright
  • 180 / My Parent's Vacation, Celia Young
  • 181 / Wanda Dreams of Eli and the Farm, Paul Zimmer
  • 182 / Lester Tells of Wanda and the Big Snow, Paul Zimmer
  • 183 / Zimmer Speaks of the Death of Boniface, Paul Zimmer
  • 184 / Alphonse in the Rainy Country, Paul Zimmer
  • 184 / Under the Moon Lester Sews The Wheat to Wanda's Spirit, Paul Zimmer
  • 185 / When Zimmer Turned Into the Wolf, Paul Zimmer
  • Artwork

  • 14 /

    Old, wooden barn, photograph

    , Judy Ray
  • 25 /

    Outside faucet, photograph

    , William Welsh
  • 52 /

    From Far Out in the Center, etching

    , Wang Hui-Ming
  • 52 /

    Why I Carve These Poems, etching

    , Wang Hui-Ming
  • 53 /

    To Him, etching

    , Wang Hui-Ming
  • 54 /

    In the Social Security Office, etching

    , Wang Hui-Ming
  • 55 /

    Cobalt, etching

    , Wang Hui-Ming
  • 56 /

    Winter View, etching

    , Wang Hui-Ming
  • 119 /

    Black-necked bird, photograph

    , Roger Pfingston
  • 130 /

    Cattle, photograph

    , Roger Pfingston
  • 175 /

    Trash on the prairie, photograph

    , William Welsh
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