Bruce Beasley: “‘Behold, I Am Against the Prophets,’ Saith the Lord, ‘Who with Sweet Tongues Say, “The Lord Saith”’,” “The Kingdom of God Is Not Usher’d In with Pomp and Exclamations,” “Theme and Invariants,” “As in a Dim Scriptorium,” “Genomic Vanitas” from Theophobia, his new unpublished manuscript. Reprinted by permission of the author.

Yves Bonnefoy: “The House Where I Was Born (1),” “The House Where I Was Born (3),” “The House Where I Was Born (6),” “The House Where I Was Born (8),” “The House Where I Was Born (9)” from Les Planches courbes, by Yves Bonnefoy. Copyright © 2001 Yves Bonnefoy. Reprinted by permission of Mercure de France, Paris.

Lucie Brock-Broido: “Caravansary,” “The Halo that Lit Twice” from Trouble in Mind by Lucie Brock Broido. Copyright © 2004 by Lucie Brock-Broido. Used by permission of Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc.

Vuyelwa Carlin: “Silver” (uncollected); “Seals in the Dry Valley” from The Solitary by Vuyelwa Carlin. Copyright © 2009 by Vuyelwa Carlin; “Bulls,” “All Our Bones, All Our Dust” from How We Dream of the Dead by Vuyelwa Carlin. Copyright © 1995 by Vuyelwa Carlin. Reprinted by permission of Seren Books, Bridgend, Wales.

Jack Gilbert: “The History of Men” from The Great Fires: Poems 1982–1992 by Jack Gilbert. Copyright © 1994 by Jack Gilbert. Used by permission of Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc.

Regan Good: “The Marble Head,” “The Train,” “Iron Water,” from The Atlantic House by Regan Good, forthcoming from Harry Tankoos Books. Reprinted by permission of the author.

Jaime Luis Huenún: “I got off in the fog of Port Trakl,” “We drank Madame Su’s vodka,” “I thought the ship would arrive soon,” “We brought flowers to the ocean cemetery,” “‘I lost my language on the...’,” “‘Captain Melville, Captain Melville’” from Pureto Trakl by Jaime Luis Huenún. Copyright © 2001, 2008 by Jaime Luis Huenún. Puerto Trakl was originally published in Santiago, Chile by Lom Ediciones in 2001. English Translation Copyright © 2008 by Daniel Borzutzky. Reprinted by permission of Action Books, Notre Dame, Indiana.

Richard Kenney: “The One-Strand River” from The One Strand River: Poems 1994–2007 by Richard Kenney. Copyright © 2008 by Richard Kenney. Used by permission of Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc.

Karl Ove Knausgaard: A Time for Everything by Karl Ove Knausgaard, translated by James Anderson. Copyright © 2004 by Karl O. Kanusgaard. English translation copyright © 2009 by James Anderson. Reprinted by permission of Archipelago Books, Brooklyn, NY.

Lisa Russ Spaar: “Horizon,” “Womb,” “After John Donne’s ‘To His Mistress Going to Bed’,” “Cinéma Vérité: September,” “Rendezvous,” “Civilization,” “Refrain” from Satin Cash, by Lisa Russ Spaar. Copyright © 2008 by Lisa Russ Spaar. Reprinted by permission of Persea Books, Inc., New York.

Magdalena Tulli: Dreams and Stones by Magdalena Tulli. Copyright © 2004 Archipelago Books. English translation copyright © 2004 by Bill Johnston. Reprinted by permission of Archipelago Books, Brooklyn, NY.

Jean Valentine: “Once I Was Girls and Boys,” “For Her,” “Photographs at Her Wake,” “Maria Gravida,” “Eye of Water” from Little Boat by Jean Valentine. Copyright © 2007 by Jean Valentine. Reprinted by permission of Wesylean University Press, Middletown, CT.

Charles Wright: “Tomorrow,” “In Praise of What is Missing,” “Remembering Bergamo Alto,” “Autumn Thoughts on the East Fork,” “As the Train Rolls Through, I Remember an Old Poem,” and “The Book” from Sestets by Charles Wright. Copyright © 2009 by Charles Wright. Reprinted by permission of the author.

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