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July/August 2006

Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee leads a forum on how to fight global poverty, with responses from Jagdish BhagwatiRobert H. Bates, Alice H. Amsden, Ruth Levine, and others.

Rebecca Saxe on “the wild child”; Laila Lalami revisits R.K. Narayan; poetry criticism by Marjorie Welish and Katie Peterson; a poem from Ben Lerner.

 

Forum 

Forum: Making Aid Work

HOW TO FIGHT GLOBAL POVERTY—EFFECTIVELY

ABHIJIT VINAYAK BANERJEE

WITH RESPONSES BY IAN GOLDIN, F. HALSEY ROGERS, AND NICHOLAS STERN, MICK MOORE , IAN VÁSQUEZ, ANGUS DEATON, ALICE H. AMSDEN, ROBERT H. BATES, CARLOS BARBERY, HOWARD WHITE, JAGDISH BHAGWATI, RAYMOND C. OFFENHEISER AND DIDIER JACOBS AND RUTH LEVINE. BANERJEE REPLIES.


Books & Ideas

The forbidden experiment
What we can learn from the wild child
Rebecca Saxe
Age of anxiety
The old ideas won’t work in the war on terror
Kevin Mattson
Narayan Days
Reading the master
Laila Lalami
New England Stories
Kathryn Davis’s The Thin Place
G. C. Waldrep

Fiction

The Dance

Jennie Berner

Bad News
T. E. Holt

On Film

Unknowable
Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne’s L’Enfant
Alan A. Stone

On Poetry

Poet’s Sampler
Introduced by Stephen Dunn
Nicolas Harp
Science into poetry
On Raymond Queneau
Marjorie Welish
Seduced
Legitimate Dangers, edited by Michael Dumanis and Cate Marvin
Katie Peterson

Wild by Nature
Elizabeth Willis’s Meteoric Flowers
Stefania Heim
Microreviews

Poems

Brushfire
Quinn Latimer
The Ark Of
Seth Abramson
Theatre
Mei Underhill
from “Angle of Yaw
Ben Lerner
Notes on Exoticism
Angie Yuan
You and Me
Tom Thompson
An Underworldliness
Heather Mchugh
Peyote
Liam Rector

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