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April/May 1997

Going Public

David Donelly, Janice Fine, and Ellen Miller lead a forum on campaign finance reform with responses from Senator Russell Feingold, Douglas Phelps, Joshua Rosenkranz, Bruce Ackerman, Thomas Mann, and others. Also: poetry by Claudia Rankine and Bill Knott, Lindsay Waters on European cultural unity, Marjorie Perloff on the Yasusada hoax, and more.


Going Public: New Directions for Campaign Finance Reform
David Donnelly, Janice Fine, and Ellen S. Miller, with responses from Russell Feingold, Douglas Phelps, Zach Polett, E. Joshua Rosenkranz, Bruce Ackerman, Steve Rosenthal and Amanda Fuchs, Thomas E. Mann, and Daniel H. Lowenstein.

Elsewhere, things tend
Claudia Rankine

Relics with Old Blue Medicine-Type Bottle: To X
Bill Knott

Branagh’s Triumph
Alan A. Stone

Tess of the D’Ubervilles
Denise Duhamel and Maureen Seaton

Little Bit
Natasha Muldavin-Roemer

In Search of the Authentic Other
Marjorie Perloff

Poet’s Sampler
Marie Howe introduces Stephen Robert Gibson

On the Idea of Europe
Lindsay Waters

A Rival
Rachel Wetzsteon

In Case of Emergency
Anndee Hochman

A Knock on the Door
James Tate

Poetry Reviews

Ghost Ship by Mary Kinzie
Willard Spiegelman

Loose Sugar by Brenda Hillman
Terese Svoboda

Prose Reviews

The Cardiff Team and The Hunter Gracchus and Other Papers on Literature and Art by Guy Davenport
Christopher Cahill

Nehru: A Tryst with Destiny by Stanley Wophert
Andy McCord

Second Summer
Geoffrey Gordon O’Brien


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