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Volume 47 / 2020 [2022]


Symposium: Literature and War

Mona Kareem, “America, America!”
Steve Benson, “Revolving War”
Kristin Prevallet and Yamuna Sangarasivam, “War Prompts: I Remember”
Howard McCord, “Wars I Have Known”
Pierre Joris, “From: Exile, The Only Dwelling”
Merle L Bachman, “Writing Fire: Reflections on Yiddish Poetry and War”
Anthony Rudolf, “Obstinate Hope: Case Studies of Poetry Written/Read”
Richard Berengarten, “War, Shadows, Mirrors: Castings from The Culture of Lies by Dubravka Ugrešić”
Ifi Amadume, “Other Ways of Fighting War to Fight and Live for Another Day” and “Kamaka (A Dialogic Epic Poem)”
Stephen Collis, “Common Animal Being: A Natural History of Destruction”
Adam Gilbert, “The Impossibility of Writing About War”
Phil Klay
Tracie Morris, “There’s Alwats Time” and “Arwald The King”
Shira Wolosky, “War Against Poetry”
Mark Wallace, “The Last War”
Jonathan Vincent, “The Theme of War in American Literary Studies: A Testimony for Our Time”
Baron Wormser, “From Tom o’ Vietnam
Robert Whelan, “Literature and Movies from the Viet Nam War”
Pina Piccolo, “Poetry and War, the Motion of Social Change and the Movement: Reflections on Creativity and Poets’ Opposition to US Wars of Empire During Desert Storm”
Ammiel Alcalay, “Imperial Abhorrences (& Other Abominations)”
Murat Nemat-Nejat, “Eleven Septembers Later: Readings of Benjamin Hollander’s Vigilance
Rachel Zolf, “On War and Flesh”
Ryan Stovall, “Two, or More”
Ann Keniston, “A blip on their]//radar’: Looking, Surveillance and the Aftermath of (Post-)Trauma in Contemporary American War Poetry”
Nahid  Rachlin, “Ayesha”
Brooke Sheridan, “Service”
Philip Metres, “Never / Enough: Afterward on Paideuma’s Symposium on War and Literature”


Cover image: Bomb Falling into Water by Leonard Rosoman, 1942. Photo: © Tate, London, 2022: “As a member of the National Fire Service, Rosoman had first-hand experience of fighting fires during German bombing raids. He was stationed in the East End of London, which was especially badly hit. He explained that Bomb Falling into Water was ‘painted in 1942 when I was in the N.F.S. and was the result of night after night fighting fires in the London dock area – bombs were falling into the Thames and into the water in the docks.’”—Tate website


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Volume 46 / 2019 [2021]

A Dossier on Jack Spicer’s Holy Grail
edited by Daniel C. Remein

Daniel C. Remein, “‘Galahad was invented by American Spies’: A Prefatory Note”
David Hadbawnik: “Jack Spicer and the English Department”
Alex Mueller: “Jack Spicer’s Grail in the Boston Public Library”
Daniel C. Remein: “‘(There is never an ocean in all Grail legend)’: Spicerian Utopia and the Inland Sea”
Laurie A. Finke and Martin B. Schichtman: “‘Can’t Get No Satisfaction’: Jack Spicer’s Medievalism”


Maureen Jameson, “Demons and Inconvenient Truths in a Previously Unpublished Fragment by William Carlos Williams”
William Carlos Williams, “A Demon Downed”

Other Essays

Daniel Benyousky: “Affirmative Limits in W. H. Auden’s ‘Ode to Terminus’”
Edward Alexander: “Theurgy, Anagogy, and the Problem of Esotericism in The Cantos”

Symposium: Community

Jacqueline Ardam: “Poetry, Contingency, and Twitter”
Clint Burnham
Cris Cheek: “On Giving Imperfection Reference: Provisional Community in Poetry, ‘On’ and ‘Off’ ‘The Page’”
Cheryl Clarke
Peter Coviello: “Done, and Done”
Ray DeJesus: “The inevitable I
Kristin Dykstra: “Some Numbers, VERSUS: Fuzzy in the Mind”
Alec Finlay
Norman Fischer: “The First Congregational Church of Poetry”
Michael Kelleher: “A Note on the Affirmative”
Hank Lazer: “Poetry and Community: Of Being Numerous, Sometimes”
David Marriott
James Maynard: “Poetry in Buffalo: Some Thoughts on Print Community”
Peter O’Leary: “Community and Faith”
Bob Perelman: “A Timeline”
The Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt Recovery Project: “The Recovery of Sarah Piatt and Community Scholarship”:
Elizabeth Renker
Jolie Braun
S. E. Andres: “Sallie Piatt: Queen of Queen City and of My Heart”
Larry Michaels: “Teamwork in the Rediscovery of Sarah Piatt’s Poetry”
David Pritchard: “On Community”
Suzanne Stein: “>>essay in unfriendliness”
Gillian White: “A Note for Paideuma
John Wilkinson: “Community and the Cambridge School”
Concluding Remarks: Andrew Epstein: “A Paradox in Nature”

Covers: Posters for the Travelling Gallery campaign “Day of Access” by Alec Finlay

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