Issue 12: Summer 2018

We’ve been reflecting, which is why we haven’t been publishing…. Sorry for not letting everyone know. We’re back now!

For this issue we are looking back and looking forward, with a circumspect glance all around. We seem to have everything covered.

Looking back, we have Scott Russell Sanders, from an exquisite volume AHB published in collaboration with Iowa’s International Writing Program in 2012 entitled The New Symposium: Poets and Writers on What We Hold in Common.

With essays by Natasha Trethaway, Barry Sanders, Lewis Hyde, Ma Thida, Jane Hirschfield, Daniel Alarcon, and more, there is plenty to choose from. We’ve selected one, Sanders’ “Defending the Common Wealth,” which seems timely, though they’re all so very timely in these surprising times. Please have a look.

Scott Russell Sanders, “Defending the Common Wealth”

Looking forward, we are very pleased to publish an excerpt from the upcoming volume The John Cage Experiences, by Vincent Tholomé, translated from the French by Alexandra Niemi

And looking all about, we include Russell Scott Valentino’s “The Cultural Shape of the Sentence,” which reflects on a passage from his recently completed translation of Miljenko Jergovic’s mammoth 2013 book Rod, which will be published as Kin at Archipelago Books in the coming year.