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Equity with Employment

Debate on Robert Haveman’s “Equity with Employment,” with responses by Robert Solow, Fritz Scharpf, and Rebecca Blank. Also: F.M. Kamm’s “A Right to Choose Death?” More on the Yasusada hoax, Alan Stone on Shine, fiction by W.D. Wetherell, poetry, Richard Howard on C.K. Williams’ The Vigil and much more.

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Equity with Employment
Robert H. Haveman with Robert M. Solow, Fritz W. Scharpf, Rebecca M. Blank, Arnie Graf & Jonathan Lange, and Benjamin I. Page


Poet’s Sampler
Marie Ponsot introduces Emily Fragos

Innocence
Alan A. Stone

Goshen Gap
Katherine Soniat


Special Section: The Right to Die

A Right to Choose Death?
F.M. Kamm

Beyond the Call of Duty
Vivian Rothstein


Epistle of the Shipwreck
María Baranda

The Master’s Hand
W. D. Wetherell

Holiday Bunting
David Baker


Lessons from a Hoax: Responses to the Araki Yasusada Affair
Charles Simic, Hosea Hirata, Arthur Vogelsang, John Bradley, Juliana Chang, Walter K. Lew, Tan Lin, Eileen Tabios, and John Yau, Greg Glazner and Jon Davis, Stephen Owen, and Eliot Weinberger. Marjorie Perloff responds.


Barn Doorway in July
John Peck


Poetry Reviews

The Virgil by C. K. Williams
Richard Howard

Forbidden Entries by John Yau
Marjorie Perloff

Letters of Wallace Stevens edited by Holly Stevens
Kay Ryan


Prose Reviews

The Spears of Twilight by Philippe Descola, translated by Janet Lloyd
Jeffrey Gustavson

The Speed Queen by Stewart O’Nan
Peter McCarthy

Women of the Far Right by Glen Jeansonne
Gene H. Bell-Villada

Zara and Teiresisas by Meredith Steinbach
Molly McQuade


Thunderstruck
Allen Grossman


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