Cover art: Untitled, by Eric Fischl, 1988. Reproduced courtesy of the artist.

Spring 1989

Edited by Bradford Morrow.

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Maxine Hong Kingston, Bones and Jones

John Ashbery, Autumn on the Thruway

Barbara Einzig, After John Cage’s Europeras 1 & 2

Ben Okri, A Hidden History

Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Gap

Guy Davenport, Badger

Fielding Dawson, The Trick

Ann Lauterbach, How Things Bear Their Telling

Leslie Scalapino, The Series—3

William T. Vollmann, The Quest for Polar Treasures (with field sketches by the author)

Jackson Mac Low, 9th Merzgedicht In Memoriam Kurt Schwitters

Lydia Davis, Three Stories

Toby Olson, A Letter from Dorit

Robert Kelly, An Interview with Bradford Morrow

Tom Mandel, A Gram in the Scale

Nathaniel Tarn, Home

Phillip Foss, Th’ Excess of Glory Obscured

Barbara Tedlock, The Gleam in the Butcher’s Eye (with photographs by the author)

Dennis Tedlock, Breath on the Mirror (with drawings by the author)

Jim Crace, The Amputation Blade

Rosmarie Waldrop, Six Poems

Douglas Messerli, Two Poems

Walter Abish, Skin Deep

Larry Goodell, Four Sonnets

Paul West, Six Short-Shorts

William S. Burroughs, Christ and the Museum of Extinct Species