Aufgabe, 2001–2014 (ed. E. Tracy Grinnell et al.)

The task of recounting the work of Aufgabe is formidable. Founding editor E. Tracy Grinnell initiated the magazine in the Bay Area in 1999. Over the next fifteen years, Aufgabe has featured seventy editors, roughly 700 writers, nearly 150 translators, and twenty artists from twenty-three countries. The magazine was uniformly released from 2001 until 2014 in perfect-bound 6" x 9" format with one thousand copies printed per issue. In each issue, Aufgabe “challenges static cultural modes of thinking and being” through a dense global network of innovative poetry and poetics.

From the first issue, the magazine forefronts the “the editorial art itself” with a selection of material text images of French publications selected by Norma Cole. Guest editors drive each issue of Aufgabe with focused selections of translations in a range of geographically oriented poetries, including: Norma Cole (France), Rosmarie Waldrop (Germany), Jen Hofer (Mexico), Sawako Nakayasu (Japan), Guy Bennett and Jalal El Hakmaoui (Morocco), Ray Bianchi (Brazil), Jennifer Scappettone (Italy), Matvei Yankelevich (Russia), Mark Tardi (Poland), Cole Swensen (France), Christian Nagler (El Salvador), Oana Avasilichioaei (Quebec), and Biswamit Dwibedy (India). In each of these selections the reader discovers new trajectories for poetry unbound from state and language.

In a recent retrospective interview on the magazine for Harriet, Grinnell characterizes the coelaboration of Aufgabe as “a space where I can hear the complexities of language against the distortions, hear different voices, and connect with a broader community of artists and writers in camaraderie.” These voices connect — and distort, resist, refuse — within a magazine featuring poetry in translation alongside innovative poetry and poetics, reviews, essays, and artworks in an elegant assemblage of global poetic experimentation.

Full issues are available for download or browsing below. The index to each issue attempts to retain the formatting of the contents as printed in the magazine, including original pagination. Each PDF is fully searchable and bookmarked for easy navigation to individual pieces within the magazine. 

This reissue is edited by Danny Snelson with the gracious support of the Kelly Writers House and the generosity of Litmus Press. 

 Aufgabe 1, Summer 2001: Featuring “French Mags” guest edited by Norma Cole and a poetry section guest edited by Leslie Scalapino [PDF, 22 MB]

    

Contents

Feature
guest edited by Norma Cole
Covers and title pages from some of France’s poetry publications
p.7
   
Poetry
guest edited by Leslie Scalapino 
p.69
P. Inman  p.70
Miles Champion  p.75
Pierre Joris  p.80
Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge  p.84
Rod Smith  p.87
Lyn Hejinian & Leslie Scalapino  p.96
Ted Pearson  p.101
Heather Fuller  p.105
Jason Ellrott  p.110
Susan Bee & Charles Bernstein  p.116
Fanny Howe  p.119
   
Poetry  p.129
giovanni singleton, from American Letters  p.131
Mary Burger, Thin Straw That I Suck Life Through – episodes – 18–21 p.137
Patrick Durgin, Three Poems  p.141
Avery Burns, from A Duelling Primer  p.144
Catherine Wagner, Boxes  p.150
Paul Foster Johnson, Two Poems  p.152
George Albon, The Exquisite Oscillations  p.155
Andrew Levy, from Paper Head Last Lyrics  p.159
Jean Day, from Romantic Fragments  p.165
Pamela Lu, from A List of Dreams  p.177
Elizabeth Treadwell, Two Poems  p.183
Standard Schaefer, from Nova Suite  p.183
Lytle Shaw, Two Poems  p.187
Jocelyn Saidenberg, other grounds  p.190
Rick Snyder, Two Poems  p.197
Elizabeth Robinson, Calliope  p.199
Jackson Mac Low, Two Poems  p.201
Will Alexander, from The Sri Lankan Loxodrome  p.205
Andrew Joron, Two Poems  p.214
Susan Gevirtz, Two Poems  p.218
Joseph Noble, from an ives set  p.224
Scott Inguito, 31 p.227
Edmund Berrigan, Four Poems  p.232
Harryette Mullen, Two Poems  p.236
Emily Grossman, from A Diary  p.238
Jono Schneider, What it is to “Seem”  p.241
Laynie Browne, Lunations  p.242
Noah DeLissovoy, Notes for the Imagination 5  p.245
Elizabeth Willis, from Sonnet  p.248
   
Essays / Notes / Talks   p.253
Elizabeth Treadwell, possibly or Colleen Maddingill & the history of error  p.255
George Alban, Be Very Careful of I Want to Be Told: Gertrude Stein as Teacher  p.258
Noah DeLissovoy, Notes for the Imagination 4   p.261
Pamela Lu, Some Thoughts on Ethnicity & Language  p.264
Mary Burger, We Will Construct A Map of the World According to Some Specific But Arbitrary Conventions: A Publishers Recourse  p.266
   
Reviews  p.273
Susan Gevirtz, Belief's Afterimage — Three new books Barbara Guest  p.275
Andrew Joron, The Crisis of the Crystal — Clark Coolidge’s Crystal Text  p.282
Elizabeth Robinson, Three Reviews: The Spectral Angel by Gale Nelson, Anatomies by Dan Featherson, The Book of Tendons by Eleni Sikelianos  p.289
Brian Strang, Presence and Permeability — Kit Robinson’s “Democracy Boulevard”  p.293
Joseph Noble, A Language of the City — On two poems by George Oppen  p.297

 

Aufgabe 2, Spring 2002: Featuring German poetry in translation guest edited by Rosmarie Waldrop [PDF, 15 MB]

Contents

Editor’s Note  p.5
Erratum Note  p.7
   
Feature guest edited by Rosmarie Waldrop  p.9
Translations from the German by Rosmarie Waldrop and Andrew Joron  
   
Carlfriedrich Claus, Attempt to Impregnate Affective Processes with Language-Thought: Subliminal Landscape  p.9
Michael Donhauser, Four Poems  p.13
Barbara Köhler, Seven Poems  p.16
Waltraud Seidlhofer, from Facade Texts  p.20
Ulf Stolterfoht, from Jargons IV  p.23
Gundi Feyrer, Sitting  p.30
Elke Erb, Twelve Poems  p.36
Dieter Gräf, Four Poems  p.44
Richard Anders, Four Poems and collage  p.47
Walter Thümler, Crumbs  p.52
Elfriede Czurda, Five Poems  p.55
Bruno Steiger, Three Poems  p.60
Birgit Kempker, from Mike and Jane  p.67
   
Poetry   p.71
Lisa Samuels, An American classic  p.73
Mark Tardi, from Euclid Shudders  p.76
Paul Foster Johnson, love letter to a critic  p.82
Hung Q. Tu, from Bananas or Brace Yourself  p.88
Cynthia Sailers, Three Poems  p.97
Amy Catanzano, from Document (Mending)  p.100
Guy Bennett, from 32 Places in Marseilles  p.103
Macgregor Card, from Souvenir Winner  p.107
Cole Swensen, Future White  p.111
Standard Schaefer, Socratic Monologues: Concerning Certain Dispensations  p.114
Nick Moudry, Two Poems  p.122
Marcelin Pleynet (trans. David Harrison Horton), from The Native Cave  p.124
Anett Jessop, Three Poems  p.127
Martha Ronk, Five Poems  p.130
Stephen Ratcliffe, from Portraits & Repetition  p.135
Heather Akerberg, Three Poems  p.140
Amy King, Three Poems  p.143
John Latta, Two Poems  p.146
Jason Lynn, Two Poems  p.150
Brandon Downing, from Lake Antiquiry  p.153
)ohnLowther, and they is called crimes against literature  p.157
Kari Edwards, Five Poems  p.160
Veronica Corpuz, Two Poems  p.165
Catherine Kasper, Two Poems  p.168
Sarah Mangold, Destinations  p.173
Kerri Sonnenberg, from Aspect Ratios  p.177
Patrick Durgin & Jen Hofer, from Routine Knew  p.185
Sawako Nakayasu, from so we have been given     so we      AND    following, the true  p.188
   
Essays / Notes / Reviews  p.199
Sarah Mangold, Collage  p.201
Rick Snyder, Imaginary Essays  p.202
Nick Moudry, Two Reviews: Such Rich Hour by Cole Swensen, Self and Simulacra by Liz Waldner  p.209
Guy Bennett, Translation of Poetry | Poetry of Translation: Some Thoughts on Transpoiesis  p.213
Cole Swensen, Conference by Stacy Doris  p.220
Stephen Ratcliffe, A Note on Robert Duncan  p.222
Mark Tardi, The Chachie Investigations  p.226
)ohnLowther, Poetry Against Poems or, care contra form? doors against chairs?  p.235
   
Contributors’ Notes  p.239

 

Aufgabe 3, Fall 2003: Featuring Mexican poetry in translation guest edited by Jen Hofer [PDF, 16 MB]

    

Contents

Editor’s Note 

p.5

   

Feature guest edited by Jen Hofer, with images by Bibiana Padilla 

p.7

José Pérez-Espino 

p.9

Hoja Frugal 

p.33

Myriam Moscona 

p.66

Mexico City Literary Resources 

p.91

   

Poetry 

p.99

Lisa Pearson, Two Miniatures 

p.101

Craig Watson, from First Breath Last 

p.104

Ange Mlinko, Three Poems 

p.109

Dan Featherston, from United States 

p.113

Rodrigo Toscano, from “In-formational Forum Rousers-Arcing (Satire No. 4)” 

p.117

Lisa Lubasch, Three Poems 

p.126

Roger Farr, As it Were 

p.133

Stacy Szymaszek, from Pasolini Poems 

p.137

Rosmarie Waldrop, Enhanced Density 

p.140

Amanda Katz, Three Poems 

p.142

Thom Donovan and Kyle Schlesinger, from Mantle 

p.146

Ben Lerner, from The Lichtenberg Figures 

p.150

Michael Magee, Three Poems 

p.154

Dieter M. Gräf (trans. Andrew Shields), Three Poems 

p.157

Lance Phillips, De nobis fabula narratur 

p.160

Sarah Riggs, Naming, Aquatics of 

p.164

Stephen Potter, Four Fragments 

p.170

Michelle Naka Pierce, Two Poems 

p.174

Chris Pusateri, Kind Bouquet: A Love Poem 

p.176

Genya Turovskaya, Red Seaway 

p.178

Christopher Stackhouse, Six Haiku 

p.180

Jill Darling, from Solve For: 4 pieces 

p.182

kari edwards, short sorry 

p.186

Dana Ward, Three Poems 

p.188

Africa Wayne, Six Poems 

p.192

Barbara Maloutas, from Matins 

p.198

Michael Ives, from Plunged 

p.203

Candace Pirnak, Blind Spot 

p.205

   

Essays / Notes / Reviews 

p.213

Thorn Donovan and Kyle Schlesinger, Matter, Memory, Marker 

p.215

Andrew Joron and Patrick Pritchett, A Dialogue on Elizabeth Robinson’s Harrow 

p.220

Ange Mlinko, Paradise and the Shorter Poem 

p.228

K. Silem Mohammad, ms by Michael Magee 

p.230

Barbara Maloutas, Leaves: and their uses as nonsense 

p.233

Standard Schaefer, Small Mercies, New Sincerities: Spinoza in Her Youth, by Norma Cole and Sand by Dennis Phillips 

p.236

Jill Darling, Sets and Probabilities [Notation Remembered] 

p.245

   

Contributors’ Notes  

p.251

 

Aufgabe 4, Fall 2004: Featuring Japanese poetry in translation guest edited by Sawako Nakayasu [PDF, 15 MB]

   

Contents

Feature guest edited by Sawako Nakayasu, with translations by Sawako Nakayasu, Hiroaki Sato, and Eric Selland 

p.5

Chika Sagawa, Poems 

p.9

Seiichi Nīkuni, Three Poems 

p.33

Chimako Tada, from A Woman of a Distant Country 

p.36

Taeko Tomioka, Two Poems 

p.39

Ayane Kawata, from Time of Sky 

p.41

Sumiko Yagawa, Etcetera Ode 

p.46

Takashi Hiraide, from For the Fighting Spirit of the Walnut 

p.48

Masato Inagawa, from Seal 

p.55

Ayane Kawata, from Castles in the Air — A Dream Journal 

p.57

Hirata Toshiko, Four Poems 

p.60

Hiromi Ito, Snow 

p.67

Kyong-Mi Park, Weather Patterns 

p.68

   

Poetry 

p.73

Africa Wayne, Three Poems 

p.75

kari edwards, from having been blue for charity 

p.78

Jennifer Scappettone, from Beauty is the New Absurdity 

p.84

Gustaf Sobin, Three Poems 

p.89

Trey Sager, Two Plus Two Makes Data 

p.93

E. Tracy Grinnell & Paul Foster Johnson, from Quadriga 

p.96

Laynie Browne, from The Scented Fox 

p.100

Drew Kunz, from A Lull of Margins 

p.105

John Sakkis, from Quotidian 

p.111

Dawn Michelle Baude, Two Poems 

p.116

Bob Harrison, from Counter Daemons — WYSIWYG 

p.122

Sarah Rosenthal, Two Poems 

p.133

Kate Colby; Pangaea Redivivus/Re[as]sembling Anastasia 

p.135

Elizabeth Marie Young, Two Poems 

p.139

Xue Di, Two Poems 

p.141

John Keene, Three Poems 

p.144

Chris Tysh, Viv’s vague à l’âme 

p.147

David Pavelich, from Ash 

p.150

Christine Hume, Static Portrait the Younger 

p.155

Timothy Shea, Above 

p.157

Jennifer K. Dick, Frequency 

p.161

Gian Lombardo, A’s Tale 

p.169

Susan Landers, The Suicides: Words & Blood 

p.170

Chris Martin, Three Poems 

p.173

Jill Magi, from Threads 

p.177

Bill Marsh, Two Poems 

p.181

Jeffrey Jullich, Throes 

p.183

Michelle Noteboom, Two Poems 

p.184

Scott Inguito, Three Poems 

p.186

Ted Mathys, from The Figure 

p.190

Mary Burger, Talking About the Universe as if It Existed 

p.194

Laura Mullen, (Undersong) The Distance (This) 

p.200

   

Essays / Notes / Reviews 

p.207

Christine Hume, The SonNETS of William Shakespeare by Jen Bervin 

p.209

Drew Kunz, in the process of writing — in arrangement: Laynie Browne’s Acts of Levitation 

p.211

Eric Selland, The Landscape of Identiry: Poetry and the Modern in Japan 

p.213

Sarah Rosenthal, from Artifice and Accident: An Interview with Stephen Ratcliffe 

p.218

Bill Marsh, An Aura of Occasion: The Poker, Submodern Fiction, and Antennae 

p.225

Laynie Browne, Poetics of Impending Loss, A Tale 

p.229

Chris Martin, Talking Dirty & Carried Away: kari edwards’ iduna 

p.235

Meadow Dibble-Dieng and Heidi Brevik, Beyond the Darkness: An Interview with Xue Di 

p.237

Brian Strang, Returning to Our Lesser Instincts: Craig Watson’s True News 

p.246

   

Contributors’ Notes  

p.251

 

Aufgabe 5, Fall 2005: Featuring Moroccan poetry guest edited by Guy Bennett and Jalal El Hakmaoui [PDF, 12 MB]

   

Contents

Re and Not Re: an Editor’s Note 

p.7

   

Feature 19 Moroccan Poets guest edited by Jalal El Hakmaoui and Guy Bennett, with translations by Hassan Hilmy and Guy Bennett

p.9

Mahmoud Abdelghani, Three Poems 

p.17

Mehdi Akhrif, from The Tomb of Helen 

p.20

Ahmed Barakat, Six Poems 

p.23

Ahmed Belbdaoui, Two Poems 

p.25

Rajae Benchemsi, from The Dead Never Die 

p.28

Mohammed Bentalha, Three Poems 

p.30

Omar Berrada, The Archangel’s Old Slippers 

p.34

Jalal El Hakmaoui, Two Poems 

p.36

Mohamed Hmoudane, from Incandescence 

p.39

Wafaa Lamrani, The Eighth Day 

p.42

Mohamed Loakira, from Even Burning My Lashes 

p.45

Rachida Madani, Untitled 

p.49

Zohra Mansouri, Two Poems 

p.51

Mohamed Meimouni, A Wisp of Smoke 

p.53

Hassan Najmi, Cold Sun 

p.55

Mostafa Nissabouri, from Daybreak 

p.56

Abdel-Illah Salhi, Two Poems 

p.58

Abdelkarim Tabbal, Three Poems 

p.60

Mubarak Wassat, Two Poems 

p.63

   

Special Section  Re and Not Re “John Cage” 

p.67

Introduction by Richard K. Winslow 

p.69

Norman O. Brown, “John Cage” 

p.73

Elizabeth Willis, Art Against the State; Or What I Lived For 

p.95

Craig Watson, I Have Nothing to Say and I Am Saying It: Three Performances for John Cage 

p.98

Diane Ward, March 10, 2005  

p.102

Rosmarie Waldrop, Music Is an Oversimplification of the Situation We’re In 

p.108

Anne Tardos, The Nature of This Lecture Is by John Beauty 

p.113

Mark Tardi, Partita 

p.118

Leslie Scalapino, from The Forest Is in the Euphrates River 

p.125

Trey Sager, Untitled Saryagraha Mesostic 

p.129

Joan Retallack, An Apollonian Dionysus and His Other 

p.132

Jed Rasula, Norman O. Brown/John Cage: A Necessary Confusion 

p.144

Ange Mlinko, Against Touching 

p.148

Andrew Joron, Brownian Motion, The Cage of 

p.150

Brenda Iijima, from Salient John Cage 

p.152

Susan Howe, Hermes 

p.158

Jen Hofer, there is no more — no less — there is always — more — no — or nothing more — nothing — or less and less — certain — dappled — biology falters — is dappled falling — more faltering 

p.160

E. Tracy Grinnell, Two Poems 

p.165

Clayton Eshleman, Headpiece    Stuffed with Books 

p.170

Therese Bachand, bardo of the émigré soul 

p.178

   

Contributors’ Notes 

p.190

 

Aufgabe 6, Spring 2007: Featuring Brazilian poetry in translation guest edited by Raymond L. Bianchi [PDF, 4 MB]

    

Contents

Editor’s Note 

p.7

   

Featureguest edited by Raymond L. Bianchi, with translations by Raymond L. Bianchi, Odile Cisneros, Claudio Daniel, Cyana Leahy, James Mulholland, Claudia Roque Pinto, Akira Nishura & Steve Butterman, Idra Novey, and Virna Texeira 

p.9

   

Odile Cisneros, Novos Olhos sobre a Poesia: Brazilian Poetry Journals of the 21st Century 

p.13

Angelica Freitas, love (collage) 

p.23

Claudia Roque Pinto, Untitled 

p.24

Fabrico Carpinjar, Box of Shoes 

p.25

Laura Erber, Untitled 

p.27

Marcos Siscar, Two Poems 

p.28

Régis Bonvicino, Eight Poems 

p.30

Paulo Henriques Britto, Two Poems 

p.37

Glauco Mattoso, Sonnets 

p.40

Matias Mariani, Notes of Some Things in São Paulo 

p.46

Claudio Daniel, from Figuras Metálicas 

p.48

Virna Teixeira, Two Poems 

p.49

Sérgio Medeiros, Catarata: The Absurd Paranaeses 

p.51

Josely Vianna Baptista, Two Poems 

p.60

Affonso Ávila, Agelasto 

p.63

Laís Corrêia de Araújo, Two Poems 

p.64

Dora Ribero, Two Poems 

p.66

Maria Esther Maciel, Favorite Words 

p.68

Wilson Bueno, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter 

p.69

Augusto de Campos, Bestiary 

p.70

   

Poetryedited by E. Tracy Grinnell & Paul Foster Johnson 

p.77

Rob Halpern, from Disaster Lyrics 

p.79

kari edwards, obedience 30–38 

p.80

Sandra Miller, from Chora 

p.87

Drew Kunz, from Stage 

p.91

Bruce Covey, In the fine grain of this hour 

p.94

Christina Mengert, Suffer a Witch to Live 

p.95

Edric Mesmer, Three Poems 

p.100

Carrie Etter, Three Poems 

p.107

Marcello Frixione (trans. Joel Calahan & Joshua Adams), stations 

p.110

Virginie Poitrasson, (trans. Mathilde Simian & Virginie Poitrasson) from Shaded Series 

p.114

Robert Fernandez, from Ornithomancy 

p.115

Werner Dürrson (trans. Rosmarie Waldrop), The Bone Saw: Little Poetics of Translation 

p.118

Juliana Leslie, Two Poems 

p.125

Pontius Silas, First Battle of Thyreae 

p.127

Devon Wootten, Methodology 

p.130

Denise Nico Leto, Dice 

p.136

Michael Slosek, Two Poems 

p.140

gabrielle jesiolowski, Three Poems 

p.142

Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Poem 

p.144

Michael Farrell, Two Poems 

p.145

Steffi Drewes, Figure/Ground 

p.147

Evelyn Ibarra, Three Poems 

p.149

Max Winter, Essay on Ritual 

p.152

Shira Dentz, A Thin Green Line 

p.153

Lina Ramona Vitkauskas, Two Poems 

p.156

Rodney Koeneke, Neo Adapts Badly 

p.157

G. C. Waldrep, Ten Poems 

p.158

Elizabeth Robinson, Three Poems 

p.165

Albert Flynn DeSilver, from (a) chiasmus 

p.169

Erika Howsare, Three Poems 

p.175

Nico Vassilakis, Trowel: The Body Casket 

p.180

Beth Bretl, Casualty 

p.183

Rob Cook, Three Work Poems 

p.184

Matt Turner, Six Poems 

p.186

Sasha Steensen & Gordon Hadfield, from Correspondence 

p.189

Brandon Shimoda, from the Alps 

p.196

Trey Sager, The Brahmin’s Divorce 

p.201

Martha Oatis, tramá/nticos 

p.206

Julie Doxsee, To Be Opened After My Death 

p.214

   

Essays / Reviews • edited by Mark Tardi 

p.219

Kacper Bartczak, Not By Wonderment Alone: John Ashbery’s Influence on Bohdan

 

Zadura 

p.223

Jen Tynes, Two Reviews 

p.235

Gabriel Gudding, Literary Narcissism and The Manufacture of Scandal 

p.242

Raymond L. Bianchi, Meteoric Flowers by Elizabeth Willis 

p.244

Devon Wootten, Practice, Restraint by Laura Sims 

p.246

Pontius Silas, It’s Raining Axolotls and Vinegarroons: Simone Muench’s Lampblack

 

& Ash 

p.251

Rodney Koeneke, Three Micro-Reviews 

p.253

   

Contributors’ Notes 

p.256

 

Aufgabe 7, 2008: Featuring Italian poetry in translation guest edited by Jennifer Scappettone [PDF, 7 MB]

    

Contents

Editors’ Note | Paul Foster Johnson, Julian T. Brolaski & E. Tracy Grinnell 

p.5

   

Feature | guest edited by Jennifer Scappettone 

p.15

Translations from the Italian by Patrick Barron, Carla Billitteri, Gherardo Bortolotti, Chiara Daino, Kathleen Fraser, Marco Giovenale, Stefania Heim, Peter Pihos, Jennifer Scappettone, and Pasquale Verdicchio

 
   

Jennifer Scappettone, Foreword: Passi / between tongues / towards a poetics of research 

p.17

Emilio Villa, Figurative Content 

p.25

Amelia Rosselli, Four Poems 

p.35

Andrea Zanzotto, Two Poems 

p.43

Nanni Cagnone, Three Excerpts 

p.51

Milli Graffi, from Embargoed Voice 

p.61

Maria Attanasio, from Amnesia of the Movement of Clouds 

p.71

Giuliano Mesa, Triple Fugue 

p.75

Marco Giovenale, Body, chill, time, objects and/or World’s visibility and speakability in contemporary Italian poetry 

p.82

Andrea Raos, from The Migratory Bees 

p.87

Marco Giovenale, from The Exposed House 

p.97

Giovanna Frene, Two Excerpts 

p.107

Gherardo Bortolotti, from Traces 

p.115

Florinda Fusco, from The Book of Dark Madonnas 

p.123

Massimo Sannelli, NO MEN ON ME 

p.136

Marco Giovenale & Gherardo Bortolotti, Appendix: Three Paragraphs 

p.141

   

Poetry | edited by E. Tracy Grinnell, Paul Foster Johnson & Julian T. Brolaski 

p.145

Evelyn Reilly, Rant 

p.147

Sébastien Smirou, My Laurent 1 — The Battles (Andrew Zawacki, trans.) 

p.155

erica kaufman, from censory impulse 

p.158

kari edwards, Two Poems 

p.164

Allison Cobb, Lament 

p.166

Sarah Mangold, Three Poems 

p.173

Aby Kaupang, Four Poems 

p.177

Jen Coleman, Two Poems 

p.181

Craig Cotter, Two Poems 

p.186

Amy King, Two Poems 

p.188

Cynthia Sailers, Two Poems 

p.191

Jennifer Chapis, Three Poems 

p.197

Matt Reeck, / kaeul eh shi / Coward Essay / Fall Poem 

p.199

Steve Light, from Against Middle Passages 

p.203

Lila Zemborain, from Mauve Sea-Orchids 

p.207

Biswamit Dwibedy, Four Poems 

p.209

Chris Pusateri, Two Poems 

p.213

Eléna Rivera, Poem With a Line Drawn Across the Body 

p.216

Lisa Samuels, Two Poems 

p.222

Kate Colby, from Unbecoming Behavior 

p.224

Joshua Corey, from Little Land Lyrics 

p.229

Mike Rancourt, image war 

p.233

Brandon Brown, Two Poems 

p.234

Kate Schapira, Two Poems 

p.236

Jen Tynes, Two Poems 

p.240

Marcella Durand, The Spatial Dimensions of Elephant Migrations 

p.243

   

Essays, notes, reviews | edited by Mark Tardi 

p.247

Lisa Samuels, Why I Hate Realism 

p.249

Nerys Williams, Jennifer Moxley’s ‘Deceitful Subjective’ 

p.252

Richard Owens, Hannah Weiner’s Open House 

p.255

Pia Tafdrup, from Medellín Illuminated: Poetry and War at the 14th Annual Poetry Festival (Kyle Semmel, trans.) 

p.258

Brian Whitener, Danielle Dutton’s Attempts at a Life 

p.267

Allison Cobb, Writing in a Time of War: The Example of Christine de Pizan

p.269
   

Contributors’ Notes 

p.277

   

Credits & Acknowledgements 

p.286

 

Aufgabe 8, 2009: Featuring Russian poetry & poetics in translation guest edited by Matvei Yankelvich [PDF, 6 MB]

    

Contents

Feature | Russian poetry & poetics guest edited by Matvei Yankelevich 

p.5

Translations from the Russian by Thomas Campbell, Thomas Epstein, Keith Gessen, Peter Golub, David Hock, Yuliya Idlis, Christopher Mattison, Max Nemtsov, Eugene Ostashevsky, Natasha Randall, Stephanie Sandler, Simona Schneider, Zachary Schomburg, and Matvei Yankelevich

 
   

Elena Fanailova, Poem 

p.13

Dmitry Golynko, Essay & Poem 

p.19

Linor Goralik, Ten Poems 

p.30

Sergey Kruglov, Essay & Three Poems 

p.39

Dmitry Kuzmin, Five Poems 

p.46

Kirill Medvedev, Two Manifestos & Five Poems 

p.53

Anton Ochirov, Four Poems 

p.66

Andrey Sen-Senkov, Four Poems 

p.71

Aleksandr Skidan, Essay & Poem 

p.77

Maria Stepanova, Essay & Six Poems 

p.96

Dmitry Vodennikov, Essay & Two Poems 

p.105

Sergey Zavyalov, Essay & Two poems 

p.114

Igor Zhukov, Poem 

p.125

Tatiana Zima, Three Poems 

p.130

Olga Zondberg, Three Poems 

p.135

   

Poetry | edited by Julian T. Brolaski, E. Tracy Grinnell & Paul Foster Johnson with contributing editors Jen Hofer & Nathalie Stephens 

p.139

Diane Ward, Two Poems 

p.141

Kimberly Lyons, Three Poems 

p.154

François Turcot, Ten Times My Hand on the Table (Nathalie Stephens, trans.)  

p.157 

Karen Weiser, Two Poems 

p.161

Ari Banias, Vacuum 

p.163

Alan Mills, TASTYSCRUMPTIOUSDELICIOUSANDDELECTABLE (Dolores Dorantes and Jen Hofer, trans.) 

p.164

Phil Cordelli, Feverfew 

p.170

Corina Copp, from Looking for the Object that Is Ballast in My Head 

p.173

Matt Reeck, Three Poems 

p.177

Nathan Austin, from in very Variant 

p.182

Elisabeth Whitehead, roads 

p.184

Akilah Oliver, from The Putterer’s Notebook: An Anti-Memoir 

p.185

Geoffrey Detrani, Two Poems 

p.192

Sarah Gridley, Two Poems 

p.194

Damaris Calderón, from Hard to Gnaw (Dolores Dorantes and Jen Hofer, trans.) 

p.196

Laura Sims, Four Poems 

p.204

Tyrone Williams, Three Poems 

p.209

Rachel Levitsky, Evidence or Sign 

p.213

Tim Peterson, Two Poems 

p.215

Xochiquetzal Candelaria, Memory From a Bone Sample 

p.217

Inti García, The Bougainvilleas (Román Luján and Brian Whitener, trans.) 

p.218

Paula Koneazny, Two Poems 

p.232

Eduardo Milán, from Book Title Here (Garrett Kalleberg and Laura Solórzano, trans.) 

p.234

Miles Champion, Where to Write 

p.238

Suzanne Jacob, The Seven Windows (Nathalie Stephens, trans.) 

p.242

   

Essays, notes, reviews | edited by Julian T. Brolaski 

p.247

Dana Ward, Singing in Cincinatti 

p.249

Jasper Bernes, The New Prehistory: Kevin Davies’ The Golden Age of Paraphernalia 

p.251

Nathalie Stephens (Nathanaël), Untitled 

p.258

Paolo Javier, Batman That One 

p.262

Catherine Mavrikakis, Virility, a Close Shave? (Nathalie Stephens, trans.) 

p.267

Alan Davies, Notes for erica While Reading Civilization Day and Censory Impulse 

p.272

Kimberly Lyons, Studying Studying Hunger 

p.276

Noah Eli Gordon, Review of The Cosmopolitan 

p.280

Trish Salah, After Cissexual Poetry: Thinking Trans Figures and Feminist Poetics Now 

p.282

Margaret Ronda, The Hunger Patient 

p.299

   

Contributors’ Notes 

p.305

 

Aufgabe 9, 2010: Featuring Polish poetry & poetics in translation guest edited by Mark Tardi & an A Tonalist Set guest edited by Laura Moriarty [PDF, 10 MB]

    

Contents

Feature | Polish poetry & poetics guest edited by Mark Tardi 

p.7

Translations from the Polish by Kacper Bartczak, Miłosz Biedrzycki, Andrzej Busza, Bogdan Czaykowski, Rick Hiles, Katarzyna Jakubiak, Monica Kocot, Gabriel Gudding, Ela Kotowska, Rod Mengham, Katarzyna Szuster, Mark Tardi, Alissa Valles, Frank L. Vigoda, and Ilona Zineczko

 
   

Mark Tardi, The Salt of Structure: Miron Białoszewski & the Future of Innovative Polish Poetry 

p.9

Gallery I: The Salt of Structure 

p.13

Miron Białoszewski, Five Poems 

p.14

Andrzej Sosnowski, Five Poems 

p.21

Przemysław Owczarek, Four Poems 

p.28

Ewa Chruściel, Five Poems 

p.32

Kacper Bartczak, The Polish Language in Extreme and Intermediary States of “Siulpet”: Miron Białoszewski’s Erroneous Emotions 

p.37

Gallery II: Erroneous Emotions 

p.49

Miron Białoszewski, Seven Poems 

p.50

Justyna Bargielska, Six Poems 

p.57

Miłosz Biedrzycki, Three Poems 

p.63

Katarzyna Szuster, Five Poems 

p.66

Gallery III: Were & Whir 

p.71

Miron Białoszewski, Nine Poems 

p.72

Monika Mosiewicz, Five Poems 

p.83

Kacper Bartczak, Four Poems 

p.87

Aneta Kamińska, Eight Poems 

p.91

   

Poetry | A Tonalist Set guest edited by Laura Moriarty 

p.99

Laura Moriarty, A Tonalist Set 

p.101

Rob Halpern, Nonsound, The Musical 

p.102

Patrick Durgin, More Familiars 

p.103

Norma Cole, from More Facts 

p.106

Andrew Joron, Thunk 

p.108

Brent Cunningham, from Journey to the Sun 

p.109

Alan Halsey, The Voyage of the Lizopard 

p.111

Tyrone Williams, See Above 

p.113

Scott Inguito, The Same Complaint 

p.115

Standard Schaefer, Repetition as War By Identity 

p.117

Taylor Brady, A Ruse of Rule 

p.118

Jocelyn Saidenberg, On Community: 

p.119

Myung Mi Kim, from Civil Bound 

p.122

Laura Moriarty, A Tonalist Coda 

p.124

   

Poetry | edited by E. Tracy Grinnell, Paul Foster Johnson & Julian T. Brolaski with contributing editors Jen Hofer & Nathalie Stephens 

p.139

Anne Shaw, Bleat 

p.141

Julia Bloch, Two Poems 

p.142

Geoffrey Olsen, Waker Erasure 

p.144

Noah Eli Gordon, from The Source 

p.149

Elizabeth Zuba, Two Poems 

p.154

Filip Marinovich, Petasos 

p.156

Paolo Javier, from Lunatic, Act III 

p.158

Laura Elrick, from Slide’s Rush 

p.163

Dolores Dorantes and Rodrigo Flores, Intervene (Jen Hofer, trans.) 

p.168

C.J. Martin, from Wardrobe 

p.182

Rob Cook, Two Poems 

p.184

Nada Gordon, Six Poems 

p.188

Dustin Williamson, from Most Popular 

p.191

Linnea Ogden, Three Poems 

p.194

Vincent Katz, Liz Phair 

p.197

Kate Schapira, from Ethel’s Dream 

p.202

Michel van Schendel, from A thousand paces in the garden also go around the world (Nathalie Stephens, trans.) 

p.206

Martine Bellen, The Memory Group 

p.234

Edric Mesmer, A Discourse on Gender in Eden 

p.237

Jasmine Dreame Wagner, Champion Mill 

p.243

Craig Watson, Three Poems 

p.251

Tomaž Šalamun, Three Poems (Michael Thomas Taren and the author, trans.) 

p.253

Lee Norton, Two Poems 

p.256

Ellen Baxt, from Enumeration of colonies 

p.258

Stefani Barber, Two Poems 

p.260

Craig Cotter, Two Poems 

p.266

Cal Freeman, Two Poems 

p.269

Virginia Lucas, from Ah.Me.RICH.Ah: Your Exchange Value (Jen Hofer and Dolores Dorantes, trans.) 

p.272

Rick Snyder, Two Poems 

p.286

Guy Bennett, Eleven Self-Evident Poems 

p.289

Celina Su, Two Poems 

p.294

James Grinwis, Three Poems 

p.297

Michael Ives, from Floaters 

p.300

Stephanie Young, from Cleaning the House Workshop, or, No Intimacy Without Reciprocity 

p.306

Karen Garthe, Three Poems 

p.316

Cathy Eisenhower, from distance decay 

p.319

   

Essays, reviews, notes, prose | edited by Julian T. Brolaski, E. Tracy Grinnell & Paul Foster Johnson

p.325

Eileen Myles, from The Inferno 

p.327

Dodie Bellamy, Notes for a San Diego Reader Profile on Eileen Myles That Was Never Written (September, 2006) 

p.331

CAConrad, (Soma)tic Poetry Exercises & Resulting Poems 

p.338

Craig Cotter, Notes from Awake 

p.345

Ouyang Yu, shi and fei 

p.349

Brenda Iijima, Animals Remake Animals – the Animal is Intra 

p.351

Andy Gricevich, Roberto Harrison’s Urracá 

p.365

Mina Pam Dick, Willie Monad 

p.371

Michael Cross, from Interview with Leslie Scalapino 

p.379

   

Contributors’ Notes 

p.391

 

Aufgabe 10, 2011: Featuring French poetry & poetics in translation guest edited by Cole Swensen [PDF, 14 MB]

    

Contents

Errata | Michel van Schendel, Aufgabe # 

p.9

   

Feature | French poetry & poetics guest edited by Cole Swensen 

p.11

Translations from the French by Barbara Beck, Norma Cole, Jennifer K. Dick, Stacy Doris, Sylvain Gallais, Cynthia Hogue, Kevin Holden, Ellen Leblond-Schrader, Louise Loftus, Michelle Noteboom, Jean-Jacques Poucel, Eléna Rivera, Sarah Riggs, Lisa Robertson, Eleni Sikelianos, Cole Swensen, Keith Waldrop, Rosmarie Waldrop, Chet Wiener, Andrew Zawacki

 
   

Cole Swensen, Dossier: Contemporary Poetry in France 

p.13

Oscarine Bosquet, from Present Participle 

p.17

Stéphane Bouquet, from A People 

p.21

Marie-Louise Chapelle, from mettre. 

p.25

Suzanne Doppelt, from Lazy Suzie 

p.30

Caroline Dubois, from How’s that I say not sleep 

p.35

Frédéric Forte, String Quartet Number 4 

p.40

Isabelle Garron, from The Contemporary Step 

p.46

Éric Houser, from Perpetual Motion 

p.50

Virginie Lalucq & Jean-Luc Nancy, from Fortino Sámano (The Overflowing of the Poem) 

p.54

David Lespiau, from Four Cut-Ups or The Case of the Restored Volume 

p.58

Sabine Macher, from Notebook a 

p.63

Vannina Maestri, from stop getting all excited 

p.67

Jérôme Mauche, from Discount Electuary 

p.72

Anne Parian, from Monospace 

p.76

Véronique Pittolo, from Infidelity is a Great Big Doll 

p.82

Virginie Poitrasson, from Always Keep a Magic Formula in Mind 

p.86

Pascal Poyet, Our Dispositions Take Themselves for Things 

p.90

Nathalie Quintane, from Grand Ensemble 

p.94

Sébastien Smirou, from See About 

p.98

Gwenaëlle Stubbe, from Salut, salut Marxus 

p.102

Éric Suchère, from Set, Winterwreck 

p.106

Bénédicte Vilgrain, from The Tibetan Grammar: Khà, Chapter three 

p.110

   

Poetry | edited by E. Tracy Grinnell, Paul Foster Johnson & Julian T. Brolaski with contributing editors Jen Hofer & Nathanaël 

p.115

Etel Adnan, from FOG 

p.117

Susan Maxwell, Four Poems 

p.123

Paul Killebrew, Four Poems 

p.126

Lawrence Giffin, Three Poems 

p.130

Rocío Cerón, from America (Jen Hofer, trans.) 

p.136

Christopher Stackhouse, In Parts (a) to (g) 

p.146

David Wolach, from Hospitalogy 

p.153

Román Luján, Clusters (Brian Whitener, trans.) 

p.158

Alli Warren, Four Poems 

p.166

Catherine Meng, Three Poems 

p.171

Lauren Levin, Five Poems 

p.177

Paul Braffort, Two Poems (translations & transversions by Gabriela Jauregui & Amaranth Borsuk) 

p.180

René Lapierre, Treatise on Physics (Nathanaël, trans.) 

p.186

G. C. Waldrep, Two Poems 

p.200

Jill Magi, from Furlough 

p.203

Prageeta Sharma, Two Poems 

p.207

Jane Joritz-Nakagawa, Three Poems 

p.209

Robert Glück, from I, Boombox 

p.212

Lauren Shufran, The Birds 

p.217

Mathew Timmons, from Sound Noise 

p.221

Reynaldo Jiménez, from 600 Doors (Carlos Lara, trans.) 

p.224

Stephanie Gray, Four Poems 

p.232

Harold Abramowitz, Salf 

p.235

Brian Laidlaw, Two Poems 

p.238

Joan Retallack, from The Bosch Bookshelf 

p.240

Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Draft 107: Meant to Say 

p.244

   

Essays, notes, reviews | edited by Julian T. Brolaski & Paul Foster Johnson 

p.251

Erin Morrill, Protophelia; Codaphelia 

p.253

Johanna Drucker, notes on Notes on Conceptualisms 

p.257

Amaranth Borsuk & Gabriela Jauregui, Transverting the Bestiary 

p.262

Pierre Joris, from Meditations on the Stations of Mansur Al-Hallaj 

p.266

Paul Killebrew, Lewis Freedman’s Catfish Po’ Boys 

p.269

Jill Magi, Make Home Rule: A Response to Carole Maso’s “Break Every Rule” 

p.272

Robert Glück, CUNY Talk: Uncertain Reading 

p.277

   

Contributors’ Notes 

p.283

   

About the Artwork 

p.294

 

Aufgabe 11, 2012: Featuring Salvadoran poetry guest edited by Christian Nagler [PDF, 14 MB]

    

Contents

Feature | Salvadoran poetry guest edited by Christian Nagler 

p.1

Translations from the Spanish by Emily Abendroth, Karen Lepri, Christian Nagler, Jocelyn Saidenberg, and Brian Whitener

 
   

Christian Nagler, Insurgent Hungers and the Crises of Everyday Life: Poetry of the Recent Present in El Salvador 

p.3

Krisma Mancía, Three Poems 

p.10

Miguel Huezo-Mixco, Six Poems 

p.24

Luis Alvarenga, Central Hotel 

p.36

Teresa Andrade, Hall of Cats 

p.46

Otoniel Guevara, Six Poems 

p.58

Rafael Menjivar Ochoa, Three Poems 

p.68

Claudia Hérodier, Four Poems 

p.82

Roque Dalton, All 

p.90

   

Poetry | edited by E.Tracy Grinnell, Julian Talamantez Brolaski, & erica kaufman with contributing editors Jen Hofer & Nathanaël 

p.95

Simone White, from Unrest 

p.97

Frank Sherlock, Space Between These Lives Not Dedicated 

p.105

Debrah Morkun, from Hera Calf Memory Tapes 

p.110

Ana Božičević, from Depth Hoar 

p.114

Sean Labrador y Manzano, from Radical Co-prosperity: an Illokano sonnet duplo 

p.120

Catherine Imbriglio, Two Poems 

p.124

Filip Marinovich, Double Elegy in Pisces 

p.133

Dolores Dorantes, from Dear Factory (Jen Hofer, trans.) 

p.138

calum gardner, Three Poems 

p.146

Crow Jane, Two Poems 

p.153

Omar Pimienta, Four Poems (John Pluecker, trans.) 

p.156

Mary Burger, from Matlike 

p.164

Eugene Ostashevsky, The Deserted Island 

p.167

Hung Q. Tu, Life on Mars 

p.172

Dot Devota, Bloodletting 

p.181

Magus Magnus, from The Re-echoes 

p.183

Natalie Knight, from Taxonomy Bent 

p.186

Timothy Shea, At Saint Paul-de-Mausole, He'd Hymned Majestically, The Christ Had Beckoned Sweetly From The Hall, Year After Year...Part 2

p.192

Ray Ragosta, Four Poems 

p.196

Mathieu Bergeron, The Unformed Suite (Nathanaël, trans.) 

p.200

Rachel Moritz, Homozygous 

p.212

Garrett Caples, Two Poems 

p.215

Adam Katz, Three Poems 

p.222

Noah Eli Gordon, Five Problems (Drawings by Sommer Browning) 

p.225

Jasmine Dreame Wagner, V.I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport 

p.227

Travis Cebula, Three Poems 

p.233

Paula Koneazny, Two Poems 

p.237

Vincent Katz, Two Poems 

p.241

Amy Catanzano, To the Unaided Eye 

p.244

Carley Moore, Three Poems 

p.246

Sarah Riggs, from Autobiography of Envelopes 

p.250

Carla Faesler, from Katabasis Ex-Voto (Karen Lepri, trans.) 

p.254

Rodney Koeneke, Three Poems 

p.258

Juan Carlos Flores, Three Poems (Kristin Dykstra, trans.)  

p.262

j/j hastain, Untitled 

p.268

Hugo García Manríquez, from Anti-Humboldt 

p.272

   

Essays, notes, reviews | edited by Julian Talamantez Brolaski, E. Tracy Grinnell, and erica kaufman

p.287

Ammiel Alcalay, Origins & Erasures 

p.289

Wayne Koestenbaum, How I Became a Painter: A Didactic Poem 

p.305

Carley Moore, Slips and Falls 

p.318

Ariel Goldberg, Selections from The Estrangement Principle: A Poetic Criticism 

p.324

Steve Light, On Some Recent Aspects of Linguistic and Cultural Conformity: Against “Famously Said” 

p.344

Noah Eli Gordon, On Elizabeth Willis & Peter Gizzi: Two Introductions 

p.352

Marcus Civin, On a Diagonal, Looking Forward and Looking Back 

p.356

j/j hastain, Creative Engagement with Kate Schapira’s The Love of Freak Millways and Tango Wax 

p.362

Laynie Browne, “Implicit Promise”: A Mosaic of Observations on Connectivity and Resonant Space in the Poetry of Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge

p.364

   

Contributors’ Notes 

p.381

   

About the Artist 

p.392

 

Aufgabe 12, 2013: Featuring poetry in translation from Quebec guest edited by Oana Avasilichioaei [PDF, 13 MB]

    

Contents

Feature | Poetry in translation from Quebec guest edited by Oana Avasilichioaei

p.1 

Translations by Oana Avasilichioaei, Daniel Canty, Norma Cole, Ingrid Pam Dick, Katia Grubisic, Bronwyn Haslam, Jen Hutton, Lazer Lederhendler, françois luong, Robert Majzels, Erín Moure, and Cole Swensen

 
   

Oana Avasilichioaei, Now’s Matter: Work in Translation from Quebecois French 

p.3

Geneviève Desrosiers, from Many Will Be Our Enemies 

p.7

Benoit Jutras, from Verchiel 

p.15

Nicole Brossard, Untitled 

p.21

Chantal Neveu, from A Spectacular Influence 

p.29

Franz Schürch, from Whatever Kisses Is Blurred 

p.35

Suzanne Leblanc, from The House As P.’s Thinking 

p.43

Steve Savage, from 2 x 2 and Le son [nom] #4 

p.49

Philippe Charron, from Tiled Supporters and Day of the Dupes. Succession 

p.57

Renée Gagnon, from Steve McQueen (my lover) 

p.65

Daniel Canty, from Wigrum 

p.71

François Turcot, from My Dinosaur 

p.77

Martine Audet, from I Ask Forgiveness of the Species that Shines 

p.83

Kim Doré, from Radiance of Black Bodies 

p.89

Jean-Marc Desgent, from What Does It Matter Now 

p.95

   

Poetry | edited by E.Tracy Grinnell, erica kaufman, and Tyrone Williams with contributing editors Jen Hofer and Jamie Townsend 

p.101

HR Hegnauer, The Dog 

p.103

Raúl Zurita, The Country of Planks (Daniel Borzutzky, trans.) 

p.105 

Emily Abendroth, Three Poems 

p.112

Susan Gevirtz, notes from Pre (excerpts) 

p.118

Emily Carlson, from Sleeping with Phosphorus 

p.127

Nicholas DeBoer, Shaftway Shaftway 

p.131

Daniel Rounds, [some problems with sequential simulation of self] 

p.138

Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Draft 106: Words 

p.145

Lørpsliç Bierkegårt, Two Poems 

p.149

Steve Dickison, from Wear You to the Ball 

p.152

Fabián Casas, The Cycles (Brent Armendinger, trans.) 

p.159

Alejandro Mendez, Cities-Three (Brent Armendinger, trans.) 

p.167

Matt Longabucco, Two Poems 

p.172

Claire Donato, The Second Body Is a Shield 

p.175

Mark Dickinson, not-yet 

p.176

Edric Mesmer, Dorsality 

p.182

Jen Besemer, from A Man of Me 

p.186

Elizabeth Robinson, On White Noise 

p.190

Nicole Peyrafitte, from Bi-Valve: Vulvic Space | Vulvic Knowledge 

p.198

Jennifer Kronovet, Four Poems 

p.207

Cody-Rose Clevidence, Eight Poems 

p.211

Judah Rubin, With Fierce Convulse / Die Into Life 

p.220

Karen Garthe, Four Poems 

p.230

Laressa Dickey, Sequencing & Counting / 3

p.235

Khadijah Queen, from Evidence and Bloodroot 

p.240

C. Violet Eaton, Seven Poems 

p.245

Mónica de la Torre, Four Poems 

p.253

Phyllis Rosenzweig, Four Poems 

p.261

Arturo Ramírez Lara, Infernalize Me (John Pluecker, trans.) 

p.269

Rusty Morrison, from Ill-Sense 

p.274

James Belflower, The Briefing 

p.279

Julia Drescher, from So 

p.287

Joseph Bradshaw, Two Poems 

p.295

Sueyeun Juliette Lee, what the heart longs for when it knows only heat. 

p.298

   

Essays, notes, reviews | edited by E. Tracy Grinnell and erica kaufman with contributing editor Jamie Townsend 

p.303

Pierre Joris, The Idiot 

p.305

Robin Tremblay-McGaw, Questions, Read-Thrus & Alterity in the Work of Joan Retallack: An Interview with Robin Tremblay-McGaw & Auto Fairy 

p.309

Judith Goldman, untitled [after Dihedrons] 

p.324

Gregoire Pam Dick, from Metaphysical Licks, the LP 

p.328

pablo lopez, You • Thou • We • They • Them • It 

p.339

Dorothy Albertini, The Second to Last Mailing 

p.346

J. C. Vischer, Seams, Sutures and Overthrowing Patriarchy: Language in The Obituary by Gail Scott 

p.348

Catherine Mavrikakis and Nathanaël, Anachronies 

p.357

   

Contributors 

p.367

   

About the Artist 

p.376

 

Aufgabe 13, 2014: Featuring poetry in translation from India guest edited by Biswamit Dwibedy & a special section of poetry from the Moroccan journal Souffles [PDF, 13 MB]

    

Contents

Feature | Poetry from India, translated from Seven Indian Languages guest edited by Biswamit Dwibedy 

p.1

Translated by Teji Grover, Lakshmi Holmström, Sonam Kachru, Rajiv Mohabir, Aryanil Mukherjee, Rizio Raj, Rustam, K. Satchidanandan, and Rahul Soni

 

Biswamit Dwibedy, Voice and Voyage: Mapping Contemporary Indian Poetics 

p.3

   

Kashmiri

 

Chaman Lal Chaman, A Poetic Prelude 

p.7

Dina Nath Nadim, Night’s Triptych 

p.8

Abdul Rahman Rahi, Two Poems 

p.12

Moti Lal Saqi, A Request 

p.14

Rosul Pompur, Come Into View 

p.17

Akthar Mohiuddin, Two Poems 

p.19

Fatima Mahjuba, A Snow-Wind 

p.22

   

Hindi

 

Rustam, Eight Poems 

p.24

Teji Grover, Three Poems 

p.32

Vyomesh Shukla, Five Poems 

p.41

   

Marathi

 

Sachin Ketkar, Three Poems 

p.46

   

Bengali

 

Pronob Pal, Three Poems 

p.52

Sabyasachi Sanyal, Vigo’s Song 

p.55

Subhro Bandopadhyay, History of Indian Literature 

p.60

Aryanil Mukherjee, from Code Memory 

p.64

   

Malayalam

 

Anvar Ali, Three Poems 

p.71

P. M. Govindanunni, Three Poems 

p.77

P. Raman, Five Poems 

p.80

Rose Mary, Two Poems 

p.85

Sarju, Two Poems 

p.88

Jayan K. C., Two Poems 

p.90

V. R. Santhosh, Three Poems 

p.92

P. P. Ramachandran, Three Poems 

p.95

   

Bhojpuri

 

Chhannulal Mishra, Three Poems 

p.99

Pintu Rai, Three Poems 

p.102

Babla and Kanchan, Three Poems 

p.105

   

Tamil

 

Malathi Maithri, Four Poems 

p.108

Sukirtharani, Three Poems 

p.112

   

Special Section | The Souffles Poets guest edited by Olivia C. Harrison & Teresa Villa-Ignacio 

p.115

Translated by Etel Adnan, Guy Bennett, Olivia C. Harrison, Lucy R. McNair, Anna Moschovakis, Jennifer Moxley, and Teresa Villa-Ignacio

 
   

Olivia C. Harrison & Teresa Villa-Ignacio, The Souffles Poets 

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Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine, Bloods 

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Abdelkebir Khatibi, Three Poems 

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Mohammed Ismaïl Abdoun, Palma 

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Mostafa Nissaboury, Untitled 

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Tahar Ben Jelloun, Planet of the Apes 

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Etel Adnan, from Jebu 

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Abdellatif Laâbi, we are all palestinian refugees 

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Poetry | edited by E.Tracy Grinnell, Paul Foster Johnson, erica kaufman, Maryam Parhizkar, Jamie Townsend, & Zandra Ruiz with contributing editors Jen Hofer & Nathanaël 

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Joan Retallack, from Bosch Studies 

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Mercedes Roffé, from Ghost Opera (Margaret Carson, trans.) 

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Oana Avasilichioaei, Mouthnotes 

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Aja Couchois Duncan, from Nomenclature, Miigaadiwin, a Forked Tongue 

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Ryan Clark, from Arizona Senate Bill 1070: An Act 

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Tedi López Mills, from Against the Current (Wendy Burk, trans.) 

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Alejandra Pizarnik, Paths of the Mirror (Yvette Siegert, trans.) 

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Jessica Baran, Equivalents 

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John Myers,

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Abigail Child, from NOISE, a novel 

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Pierre Joris, from The Gulf (between Rigwreck & Dis/aster) 

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Bibiana Padilla Maltos, from cuori di testo 

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Carlos Soto-Román, La Casa de Lo Curro 

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Samuel Ace, Four Poems 

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Kimberly Lyons, Ten Broeck Street / At Fayoum 

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Ana Ristovic, Two Poems (Steven & Maja Teref, trans.) 

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Peter Neufeld, Four Poems 

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Dan Thomas-Glass, First Works (1 – 8) 

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Stacy Szymaszek, Late Spring Journal [2012] 

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Peter Valente and Cole Heinowitz, from North American Zoos Worldwide 

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Jennifer Bartlett, from The Hindrances of the Householder 

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Douglas Piccinnini, Three Poems 

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Camilo Roldán, from La Torre 

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Eléna Rivera, from 31 Stations: Morning Hours 

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Matthieu Baumier, Mystes (Nathanaël, trans.) 

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Kevin Holden, from Firn 

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Laynie Browne, from Amulet Sonnets 

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Matvei Yankelevich, from Some Worlds for Dr. Vogt 

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Will Alexander, On Solar Physiology 

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Florencia Walfisch, Garlic Soup and Mezcal (Alexis Almeida, trans.)  

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Nadia Anjuman, Three Poems (Diana Arterian and Marina Omar, trans.)  

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Roberto Harrison, Bridge of the World 

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Essays, notes, reviews | edited by E. Tracy Grinnell, erica kaufman, Jamie Townsend & Zandra Ruiz 

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Jennifer Kronovet, On Translation, with Pleasure 

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Shonni Enelow, My Dinner with Bernard Frechtman 

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Jess Arndt, Third Arm 

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Eileen Myles, from Transcription 

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Jocelyn Saidenberg, from Dead Letter 

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Allison Cobb, from Plastic: an autobiography 

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James Sherry, Against One Model Alone 

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Kate Colby, The Longest Division 

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Elizabeth Robinson, A Meditation, in three parts, on Martha Ronk’s Partially Kept 

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Tierry Hentsch, from The sea, the limit (Nathanaël, trans.) 

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JH Phrydas, Somatics and Experimental Prose: An Unfinished Essay 

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Louis Bury, from Notes on Notes 

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After/words: an editorial exchange | E. Tracy Grinnell & Jen Hofer 

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Contributors 

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About the Artist | Molly Zuckerman Hartung 

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