Volume 83, Number 4, Winter 2009

Table of Contents

The Ordinary, and: Three Perfect Days, and: The moon, and: In the Forest

pp. 5-7
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Remembering "Dover Beach," Block Island

p. 8
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Memorial Day Derecho, and: Inside Happiness Factory World of Coca-Cola

pp. 9-10
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Elegy in Which a Nest Is Found Twice

p. 11
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Running the Line

pp. 12-20
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Body Worlds, and: The Best Moment of My Life

pp. 21-23
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Dreaming Iowa in Arizona, and: Taurus-Cancer Compatibility, and: Contemplating Conception, I Write about the Weather, and: Meditation on the Smallest Bone in the Body

pp. 23-27
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Night, Barges

pp. 27-28
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Hover, and: 71 South

pp. 29-30
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For the Mountain Laurel, and: O sea: (That is to say:)

pp. 30-31
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My Pornography

pp. 32-41
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The Letters of Ann Griffiths (1776–1805), and: The Visions of Margery Kempe

pp. 42-54
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The God Thing

pp. 55-73
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Morality Play, and: Dear Amaryllis

pp. 74-77
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Allergy Song

p. 78
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Wild Parrots, and: Superman

pp. 79-81
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Reasonable Assumptions of a Man on a Horse

p. 82
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Lightest Lights Against Darkest Darks

pp. 83-98
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It's late, Miss China, and: He and I, and: The Drownings in the Yonne, and: Small i

pp. 99-102
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Parents, and: The Succession, and: Marriage

pp. 103-104
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What the Child Was Given Next, and: Damsel, stage directions, and: From a Dance Manual, and: Singing the Cannonball to Sleep

pp. 104-110
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Thug-Life Sonnets

pp. 111-124
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Black Marble, and: Altichiero's Martyrdom Frescoes in the Oratory of St. George (Padua), and: Criminal

pp. 125-128
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The Hermit, and: The Fool

pp. 128-130
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The Power of Water

pp. 130-131
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Bat, and: World

pp. 132-136
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My Life Among the Bodies

pp. 137-146
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When Tony Hoagland Does a Kind Thing, and: 30 Pieces

pp. 147-149
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Childhood's End, and: Swamp Blossoms

pp. 150-151
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In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, and: Memo to Bobby: Click

pp. 152-153
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And It Begins, and: Atlas

pp. 154-156
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To the Ode, and: Elegy, with City Bus and Blue-Haired Girl

pp. 156-160
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Reviews

More Daring Escapes, and: Practice (review)

pp. 161-163
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Mission Work (review)

pp. 163-166
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Interpretive Works (review)

pp. 166-169
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Love: A Suspect Form, and: A Witch's Dictionary, and: National Anthem (review)

pp. 169-174
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Cities of Flesh and the Dead

pp. 174-177
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Contributors and cover credit

Contributors

pp. 178-181
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Index

Index

pp. 182-186
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