New Letters magazine

Volume 75 No. 2 & 3 (winter/spring, 2009)

  • Editor's Note

  • 7 /

    Challenge, an editor's note

    , Robert Stewart
  • Interview

  • 112 /

    The Split Life

    , an interview with Victoria Chang, conducted by Robert Stewart
  • Essays & Articles

  • 27 /

    The Commuter

    , Primo Ventello
  • 37 /

    Hammock Variations

    , James Bogan
  • 82 /

    Three Hooks

    , Robyn Anspach
  • 127 /

    Uncle Danny Comes to America: introduction to poet Dan Turell

    , Thomas E. Kennedy
  • 153 /

    When Gladiolas Surprise the Nasturtiums

    , Mary Hower
  • 161 /

    The Night Shift

    , Ben Fountain
  • 210 /

    The Perils of Poetic Film Making

    , James Bogan
  • Fiction

  • 21 / Haints at Noon, Marlin Barton
  • 63 / Dirt Men, Tim Johnston
  • 187 / Layover, Matthew Pitt
  • Poetry

  • 11 / Waiting for the Mail from Ramallah, Tyler Caroline Mills
  • 12 / Locked, Eric Torgersen
  • 13 / Out Here, Eric Torgersen
  • 14 / Hands, Eric Torgersen
  • 15 / Lecture to Myself at Dunalastair, Robert Sims Reid
  • 18 / Last Words for a Piper, Robert Sims Reid
  • 77 / Ski Jumper, Laurie Zimmerman
  • 78 / Bird, Laurie Zimmerman
  • 80 / After the Marriage, Laurie Zimmerman
  • 81 / In Proctor Graveyard, Laurie Zimmerman
  • 101 / The Art Historian Loses Her Sight, Elizabeth Schott
  • 103 / Landscape, Elizabeth Schott
  • 104 / Speaking in Ditto, Alice Friman
  • 105 / Assignment (post dated), Alice Friman
  • 106 / All Things Considered, Alice Friman
  • 108 / Dance, Willis Barnstone
  • 109 / My Father Dancing, Tony Barnstone
  • 130 /

    A Tribute to Everyday, translated by Thomas E. Kennedy

    , Dan Turell
  • 132 /

    My Old Neighborhood Haunt, tranlsated  by Thomas E. Kennedy

    , Dan Turell
  • 137 /

    Behind Every Single Window, translated by Thomas E. Kennedy

    , Dan Turell
  • 140 / Elegy at 4:30 a.m., Victoria Chang
  • 141 / Elegy as Year One, Victoria Chang
  • 142 /

    Sun-cleaning, translated by Tom Priestly

    , Cvetka Lipus
  • 143 /

    The vessel, translated by Tom Priestly

    , Cvekta Lipus
  • 173 / Sauerkraut, Teddy Macker
  • 174 / Apple, Teddy Macker
  • 176 / Hearts and Mouths, Jay Neugeboren
  • 177 / What Opened at the Poetry Festival in Verona, Wallis Wilde-Menozzi
  • 178 / Water's Marriages, Wallis Wilde-Menozzi
  • 180 / Masters of the Plein Air, Bruce Bond
  • 183 / M Theory and the Apthegm of Bones, Christopher Buckley
  • Reviews & Commentaries

  • 222 /

    Aiming Straight, on the poetry of Ruth Stone

    , Alice Friman
  • 226 /

    Stays Against Insularity, on translations of Darwish, al-Massri and others

    , H.L. Hixq
  • 233 /

    Expressionist Jazz, on Coltrane and Ben Ratliff's jazz writing

    , Ed Minus
  • 237 /

    Updike's Feminism. We'll need a long time to take his measure

    , Peter Wolfe
  • 241 /

    Where Have All the Parents Gone?, on the short fiction of Molly McNett

    , Catherine Browder
  • 244 /

    Spiritual Conversations, on the new work by Mary Oliver

    , Toni M. Holland
  • 246 /

    Notice of seven new titles by different authors

    , Robert Stewart
  • Artwork

  • 0 /

    Friends encountered, in the region of the Rio Negro, Brazil, phootgraph (front cover)

    , James Bogan
  • 10 /

    Allegheny Avenue, at Second Main Street, Philadelphia, photograph

    , Martin Desht
  • 20 /

    Young Girl Amongst the Manioc Tubers, photograph

    , James Bogan
  • 26 /

    Interstate 95, at Tacony-Palmyra Bridge, Philadelphia, photograph

    , Martin Desht
  • 36 /

    Building the Boat on the Rio Guama, photograph

    , James Bogan
  • 61 /

    Captain Hammock--Comandante da Rede at the Farm of Gleide Borges in Gogias, Brazil, photograph

    , James Bogan
  • 76 /

    Minina (Girl), photograph

    , James Bogan
  • 100 /

    Ridge Avenue, at Diamond Street, Philadelphia, photograph

     

    , Martin Desht
  • 145 /

    Fishing Cabin, Sonny's Beach, Sandusky Bay, Ohio, photograph

    , James Proffitt
  • 146 /

    London, September 2008, I., photograph

    , John Howard
  • 147 /

    Fishing Cabin, Sonny's Beach, Sandusky Bay, Ohio, photograph

    , James Proffitt
  • 148 /

    London, September, 2008, IV., photograph

    , John Howard
  • 149 /

    Fishing Cabin, Sonny's Beach, Sandusky Bay, Ohio, photograph

    , James Proffitt
  • 150 /

    Fishing Cabin, Sonny's Beach, Sandusky Bay, Ohio, photograph

    , James Proffitt
  • 151 /

    London, September, 2008, II., photograph

    , John Howard
  • 152 /

    London, September 2008, VI., photograph

    , John Howard
  • 160 /

    Martin Luther King, Jr., Boulevard, at Broadway, Camden, N.J., photograph

    , Martin Desht
  • 171 /

    Philadelphia, View North From Betsy Ross Bridge, photograph

    , Martin Desht
  • 172 /

    Huntington Street, at Ninth Street, Philadelphia, photograph

    , Martin Desht
  • 182 /

    Fortieth Street, at Market Street, Philadelphia, photograph

    , Martin Desht
  • 186 /

    Leigh Avenue, at Cedar Street, Philadelphia, photograph

    , Martin Desht
  • 206 /

    Repairing the Ocean Tumbled Amazon Queen at Fazendinha on the beach of Juruteua, photograph

    , James Bogan
  • 207 /

    Manoel, son of the master carver, learning the trade, photograph

    , James Bogan
  • 207 /

    Manoel, the master carver, photograph

    , James Bogan
  • 208 /

    Belem Do Para Street After the Rain, photograph

    , James Bogan
  • 209 /

    Setting the Amazon Queen Free on the Atlantic Beach of Juruteua, Para, Brazil (II), photograph

    , James Bogan
  • Notes on Contributors

  • 251 /

    Notes on Contributors to This Issue

    ,
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