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Inside cover Portrait: David C. Ward on W.H. Auden

2 Editorial 3 News & Notes 5 Letters from Silas Gunn, Patrick Crotty, Neil Powell

Neil Powell 6 Ozymandias on the Piccadilly Line Sam Adams 7 Letter from Wales

John Killick and Peter Sansom 9 Small Presses, Large Ambitions

Charles Boyle 11 The E-word Frank Kuppner 11 xTC 2 Matías Serra Bradford 12 The Libraries of our Dreams (translated by Nick Caistor)

Lynn Davidson 14 Five Poems Christopher Middleton 22 Monostichs

Stanley Moss 30 Six Poems Marilyn Hacker 36 Three Poems David Kinloch 40 from I, Giraffe Helen Tookey 42 Four Poems Angela Leighton 43 Two Poems

Brian Jones 48 From Voltaire’s Garden and Other Entanglements Rodney Pybus 52 Two Poems Joey Connolly 55 The Rider’s Song David Romanda 56 Four Poems Fiona Sampson 60 Five Dreams and Jacob in the Afternoon

Donald Rayfield 16 Inventing Russia

John Lucas 25 ‘Cost and Care’: The Aesthete’s Progress Tony Roberts 32 Lowell (and Bishop) on the Slopes of Parnassus William Wootten 38 in conversation with David Kinloch Paul McLoughlin 44 Romantic Agoraphobia: The Poetry of Brian Jones

Iain Bamforth 53 Stendhal’s Syndrome Stephen Burt 57 Without Evidence David Herman 62 Bringing Distance to Life: Josef Herman (1911–2000)

Oliver Dixon 67 on Jonathan Galassi’s Leopardi Ross Cogan 68 on Edith Sitwell Andrew Walls 69 on Norman MacCaig and Alisdair Gray David C. Ward 70 on Adrienne Rich Tony Roberts 71 on Louis Simpson

Joey Connolly 72 on Robert Hass David C. Ward 73 on Rae Armantraut Richard Kostelanetz 74 on Charles Bernstein

Alex Wylie 75 on Paul Muldoon André Naffis-Sahely 76 on Mark Ford

John Muckle 77 on Mary Leader and Elaine Randell Alison Brackenbury 79 on Anne Berkeley, Carrie Etter and Diana Pooley

Vesna Main 80 on Gabriel Josipovici

81 Some Contributors

Cover image: The Memory of a Pogrom, Josef Herman (pencil and gouache version), private collection

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