restricted access   Issue 82, 2014 (New Series)

Table of Contents


Dew litters this lawn with stars

p. 1

Heart of the Octopus

pp. 2-3

The Apocalypse Comes to Coal Country

p. 4

Choose Your Own Adventure

pp. 5-6


p. 7

Judas Horse

p. 8


p. 9

On the Ghost Ship Lollipop

p. 10

As the Water Rose

pp. 11-18

There Are Bright Signs in the Crystal Ball—I’d Say Yes

p. 19

Caddo River Elegy

pp. 20-21

Jesus Walks in Blue above Louisiana

p. 22

Blessing of the Beasts

p. 23

Between Experiments

p. 24

Twenty-One Titles for a Revenge Poem

p. 25

The Novelist and the Short Story Writer

pp. 26-44

Like Adrian Dantley

p. 45

Like Emily Dickinson

p. 46

The Governor in Love

p. 47


p. 48

Entries from The Lover’s Field Guide

pp. 49-50

Bad Flower

p. 51

Imaginary Vacation Scenario #2

p. 52

True Story

p. 53

In Transit

pp. 54-56

Questions for Pablo

pp. 57-58


The Material Etymologies of Cecilia Vicuña: Art, Sculpture, and Poetic Communities

pp. 59-96

Hallucination and Madness: The Impact of Censorship on Mo Yan’s Writing

pp. 97-110

Surveying the Field

The Novel at the World Scale: (on David Palumbo-Liu, Bruce Robbins, and Nirvana Tanoukhi, eds., Immanuel Wallerstein and the Problem of the World: System, Scale, Culture [2011]; Jon Hegglund, World Views: Metageographies of Modernist Fiction [2012]; John Marx, Geopolitics and the Anglophone Novel, 1890–2011 [2012]; and Elizabeth Anker, Fictions of Dignity: Embodying Human Rights in World Literature [2012])

pp. 111-125

“Ask Me If I Care”: Work, Injustice, and Other People’s Happiness: (on Sara Ahmed, The Promise of Happiness [2010])

pp. 126-150

Old Left, New Class: Literary Anxiety in the Consumers’ Republic: (on Stephen Schryer, Fantasies of the New Class: Ideologies of Professionalism in Post–World War II American Fiction [2011]; Michael Szalay, Hip Figures: A Literary History of the Democratic Party [2012]; and Alan M. Wald, American Night: The Literary Left in the Era of the Cold War [2012])

pp. 151-160

Books Received

p. 161


pp. 162-165