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Table of Contents Acknowledgments and Permissions | 1 Introduction | 5 Anton Vander Zee | New Minds, New Lines | 5 Emily Rosko | Mapping the Line | 24 Kazim Ali | On the Line | 35 Bruce Andrews | Reading Lines Linear How to Mean | 40 Hadara Bar-Nadav | Who Is Flying This Plane? The Prose Poem and the Life of the Line | 44 Catherine Barnett | Three Takes on the Line | 48 Charles Bernstein | 3/4/5 | 51 Mei-mei Berssenbrugge | Two Lines | 52 Bruce Bond | The Summons of the Line | 53 Marianne Boruch | Secret Life | 55 Scott Cairns | A Momentary Play against Concision | 56 Joshua Clover | Notes on the Point de Capital | 58 Norma Cole | Forever Amber | 62 Brent Cunningham | Remarks / on the Foundation / of the Line: A Personal History | 64 J. P. Dancing Bear | A Line Apart | 69 Christina Davis | Furthermore: Some Lines about the Poetic Line | 72 Johanna Drucker | The Graphic Line | 77 Camille Dungy | Shore Lines | 79 John O. Espinoza | Scotch Tape Receptacle Scissors and a Poem | 82 Kathy Fagan | In Praise of Line-Breaks | 85 Annie Finch | Grails and Legacies: Thoughts on the Line | 88 Graham Foust | Only the Broken Breathe | 92 Alice Fulton | As a Means, Shaped by Its Container | 94 John Gallaher | A Line Is a Hesitation, Not a World | 97 Noah Eli Gordon | Four Allegories of the Line | 100 Arielle Greenberg | The Hyperextension of the Line | 103 Sarah Gridley | Slash | 107 Gabriel Gudding | The Line as Fetish and Fascist Reliquary | 112 Kimiko Hahn | A Personal Response to the Line | 114 Raza Ali Hasan | The Uncompressing of the Line | 118 H. L. Hix | Line of Inquiry | 121 Cynthia Hogue | Out of Joint: An Ir/reverent Meditation on the Line | 122 Fanny Howe | The Virtues of Verse | 127 Christine Hume | Case on the Line | 129 Catherine Imbriglio | Lines and Spaces | 135 Karla Kelsey | Lineation in the Land of the New Sentence | 138 Sarah Kennedy | The Invisible Tether: Some Thoughts on the Line | 142 Ben Lerner | “What I cannot say is / Is at the vertex”: Some Working Notes on Failure and the Line | 145 Dana Levin | Where It Breaks: Drama, Silence, Speed, and Accrual | 148 Timothy Liu | This Is Just to Say That So Much Depends Upon | 152 Thomas Lux | The Line | 155 Joanie Mackowski | “And then a Plank in Reason, Broke” | 157 Shara McCallum | The Free-Verse Line: Rhythm and Voice | 161 Heather McHugh | Tiny Étude on the Poetic Line | 164 Wayne Miller | Dickinson’s Dashes and the Free-Verse Line | 166 Jenny Mueller | Minding the Gaps | 170 Laura Mullen | Line / Break | 173 Molly Peacock | Rhyme and the Line | 176 V. Penelope Pelizzon | Enter the Line | 178 Emmy Pérez | Healing and the Poetic Line | 182 Carl Phillips | Some of What’s in a Line | 187 Patrick Phillips | Harold and the Purple Crayon: The Line as a Generative Force | 190 Donald Platt | On the Origin and Practice of a “Signature” Line | 193 Kevin Prufer | Lines as Counterpoints | 196 Paisley Rekdal | Two Takes on Poetic Meaning and the Line | 199 Donald Revell | The Line Is the Leaf | 202 Martha Rhodes | Writing Against Temperament: The Line | 204 Alberto Ríos | Some Thoughts on the Integrity of the Single Line in Poetry | 207 Dana Roeser | Comma Splice and Jump-Cut: On the Line | 211 Mary Ann Samyn | Clarity and Mystery: Some Thoughts on the Line | 213 Robyn Schiff | Captivated by Syllabics | 215 Tim Seibles | Croon: A Brief on the Line | 218 Ravi Shankar | Breadthless Length | 219 Evie Shockley | A Few Lines on the Line | 223 Eleni Sikelianos | Life / Line: (Freaked) | 228 Susan Stewart | A Few Attempts at Threading a Needle | 234 Stephanie Strickland | A Broken Thing? | 237 Terese Svoboda | The Thin Line | 240 Cole Swensen | The Broken Line: Excess and Incommensurability | 241 Sarah Vap | Line: So We Go Away | 243 Joshua Marie Wilkinson | Some Notes on the Poetic Line in G. C. Waldrep and Lily Brown | 248 Robert Wrigley | The Only Tool | 252 Rachel Zucker | The Economy of the Line | 254 Contributor Notes | 257 Index | 271 ...


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