Volume 39, Number 2, Spring 2016

Table of Contents

From the Editor's Notebook

Bearing Witness to Now

pp. vii-ix
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Special Section: Gregory Pardlo

Colored People’s Time

pp. 361-371
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Dragonflies, and: The Dreamer Is the Subject of the Dream, and: Epistemology of the Phone Booth

pp. 355-360
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The Logic of Ekphrasis: An Interview with Gregory Pardlo Part 1

pp. 345-354
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Poetry

Pressing

p. 239
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Missing Person, and: Scared to Hold the Baby

pp. 240-242
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And If the Lines Disappear, and: Of the Sweet Waters

pp. 243-248
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The Three Muses of Bluefield

pp. 250-252
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First Date, and: Agnosis

pp. 253-255
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I Learned My Name Was Not My Name

p. 257
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Ostrich Woman

p. 258
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After Yellow Fever, and: Mefloquine Side Effects

pp. 260-262
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Self-Portrait as Map

p. 263
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Of Body, Beyond, and: A Mysterious & Beautiful Creature

pp. 265-266
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After Action Report or Body Bag with Letters in Latin Script

pp. 267-268
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The Authority, and: Line of Reason, and: Other Acts of Terror, and: Place Your Bets

pp. 270-273
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Run, Mourner, Run, and: From the Never

pp. 274-275
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On Meeting Want Next Time (Again), and: Confessions from Here, and: Letters to my Would-Be Lover on Dolls and Repeating

pp. 291-294
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To Detroiters I Too May Have Called by the Wrong Names

pp. 295-296
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The Book of Acts, and: Based on a True Story, and: Scale, and: “Fire Destroys Beloved Chicago Bakery”

pp. 298-301
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Skeleton

p. 302
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Triptych in Which the Man Is Sometimes My Father

p. 304
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Landscape Genocide

pp. 305-306
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I Am a Boy Who Is Not Yet a Boy, and: On the Question of What “It” Is, In Which It Is Me

pp. 308-309
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About a White City

pp. 310-315
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Before the Second Coming

pp. 317-318
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Object Permanence, and: Legendary (1)

pp. 319-320
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Doubt, and: Incorrigible

pp. 322-326
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Postcard, and: It Wouldn’t Be Make Believe, and: Character

pp. 327-329
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Ignis Fatuus, and: Birth of the Doppelgänger

pp. 331-333
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Interview

Coming to the Clearing: Contemporary Black Poets in Conversation

pp. 277-289
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Visual Art

Portfolio: American Painter

pp. 335-344
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Articles

“To Preserve My Features in Marble”: Post-Civil War Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture, and Sketches of Frederick Douglass. An Illustrated Essay

pp. 372-399
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Side by Side: Friendship as Critical Practice in the Performance Art of Senga Nengudi and Maren Hassinger

pp. 400-418
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Atis Rezistans (Resistance Artists): Vodou Street Sculpture at the Grand Rue, Port-au-Prince

pp. 419-437
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Uncanny Compulsions: Automatism, Trauma, and Memory in Of One Blood

pp. 473-492
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Counter-Counterstorytelling: Rereading Critical Race Theory in Percival Everett’s Assumption

pp. 457-472
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“I Talk More of The French”: Creole Folklore and the Federal Writers’ Project

pp. 439-456
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Book Reviews

Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward (review)

pp. 493-495
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Disgruntled by Asali Solomon (review)

pp. 495-498
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Prelude to Bruise by Saeed Jones (review)

pp. 498-501
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Contributors

pp. 502-507
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Photographs by Rachel Eliza Griffiths

pp. 249-330
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