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Volume 28, Number 5
July/August 2007

Focus: Romanian Poetry in Translation

Focus: Romanian Poetry in Translation

Andrei Codrescu’s “Introduction to Focus: Romanian Poetry in Translation and in Interstitial English”

Translating Romanian Poetry: A Rumble

Călin-Andrei Mihăilescu’s “How We Are Untranslatable and How Nobody’s There to Care”

Paul Doru Mugur’s “Fragile Bridges: American↔Romanian Poetic Transactions”

Adam J. Sorkin’s “Finding a Destiny”

Ioana Cistelecan’s “And Now for the Totally Young…”

Carmen Firan; translator Bogdan Stefanescu’s “In Unequal Mirrors" and Ed Foster's "We’ll Always Have Bucharest”


Marcel Cornis-Pope reviews Carmen Firan and Paul Doru Mugar’s Born In Utopia: An Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Romanian Poetry

Pat Nolan reviews Mariana Marin; Adam J.Sorkin, with Angela Jianu, Irma Giannetti, Mia Nazarie, and trans. Liana Vrajitoru’s Paper Children

Irena Grudzinska Gross reviews Nicolae Tzone; Saviana Stănescu; Ioana Ieronim; Mihai Ursachi’s Balkan Aphrodite; Google Me! ; Life Line as a Skyscraper; The March to the Stars

Christian Moraru reviews Simona Popescu’s Lucrări în verde sau Pledoaria mea pentru poezie

Poets and Poetry

Christian Moraru translates Simona Popescu’s “Poetry Is”

Paul Cernat’s“Mircea Cărtărescu”

Julian Semilian’s Notes on Translating Nostalgia by Mircea Cărtărescu

S¸erban Foartţă‘s “Mircea Cărtărescu”, “The Sonnetist”

Călin-Andrei Mihăilescu’s “Tiger Writ”

Ruxandra Cesereanu’s From “Letter to American Poets”

Book Reviews

Jeffrey J. Williams reviews Curtis White’s The Spirit of Disobedience: Resisting the Charms of Fake Politics, Mindless Consumption, and the Culture of Total Work

Davis Schneiderman reviews Shelley Jackson’s Half Life

Charlotte Pence reviews Robert Wrigley’s Earthly Meditations: New and Selected Poems

Renee Dodd reviews Kerry Neville Bakken’s Necessary Lies

Karín Lesnik-Oberstein reviews Jerry Griswold’s Feeling Like a Kid: Childhood and Children’s Literature

Hadara Bar-Nadav reviews Lisa Robertson’s The Men: A Lyric Book

Allen Gee reviews Wayson Choy’s All That Matters

Kirby Olson reviews ed. John F. Barber’s Richard Brautigan: Essays on the Writings and Life

Matt Briggs reviews ed. Brandon Stosuy’s Up is Up, But So Is Down: New York’s Downtown Literary Scene, 1974–1992

Jon Curley reviews Robert Bolaño’s Amulet

John Domini reviews Floyd Skloot’s Patient 002

Jeffrey R. Di Leo reviews Ted Pelton’s Malcolm & Jack: (and Other Famous American Criminals)

Graciela Limón reviews Enriqueta Vasquez’s Enriqueta Vasquez and the Chicano Movement:Writings from El Grito del Norte

Haines Eason reviews Paige Ackerson-Kiely’s In No One’s Land

Allyson Nadia Field reviews Mary G. Hurd’s Women Director’s and Their Films


Page 2-From the Editor

Remembering Kurt Vonnegut

Backlist— Michael Lindgren reviews ed. Roland Pease’s Zoland Poetry: An Annual of Poems, Translations & Interviews


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