Robert Sullivan on the landscape of the American Revolution in Almanac; Suzanne Sullivan's revolutionary quilts; Guillermo Fadanelli at the beach; Gus Powell on the streets of Amsterdam; C.F. Ramuz at the circus; Jack Livings in China; Kathleen Jamie's pilgrimage to Rona; poems by Adrienne Rich, Robyn Schiff, Graham Foust, Joshua Beckman, and others; and introducing Annie Sloniker.
No. 16 • Elizabeth Gaffney"Bob walks me to work every day at the preschool where I teach, and while we walk he talks to me about what he’s writing."
No. 16 • C. F. RamuzAfter the sun went down, you saw the streets of the town fill with people.
No. 16 • Annie SlonikerHer name was Ruby and she would have been nine.
No. 16 • Gus PowellA man and a woman move into a new apartment.
No. 16 • Adrienne RichThis chair delivered yesterday / built for a large heavy man / left me from his estate / lies sidewise legs upturned
No. 16 • Graham FoustThe day is perfectly just out of focus.
No. 16 • Samuel AmadonRinging on the street, you know, that day I saw / a girl on a bike get hit by a pickup
No. 16 • Robyn SchiffThe pure spores of anthrax / go forward
No. 16 • Paul VerlaineI can barely discern, / Through a murmur, / Erotic polyphony— / A diaphane, a daybreak.
No. 16 • Jon CotnerA farmer / takes his 87- / year-old mother / to Beijing / on a tricycle
No. 16 • Peter StammSix o’clock came and went, but Angelika wasn’t really worried.
No. 16 • Kathleen JamieFar over the horizon, out in the North Atlantic, where one might expect a clear run to Iceland or even Labrador, or, if anything, just a guano-streaked gull slum, the island of Rona is one last green hill rising from the waves.
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