53:1 NEW BRITISH POETRY
A single issue featuring poetry by Andrea Brady, Peter Manson, Chris Goode, and Keston Sutherland; criticism by John Wilkinson, Jeremy Noel-Tod, Simon Jarvis, and Matt Ffytche; and Sam Ladkin’s interview with Chris Goode. Fifteen reviews of new British poetry, including: Calvin Bedient on Seamus Heaney and Charles Tomlinson, Forrest Gander on J.H. Prynne, V. Joshua Adams on Lee Harwood, Heidi Lynn Staples on Peter Finch, Rusty Morrison on Thomas A. Clark, Kent Johnson on Andrew Duncan, and Keith Tuma on some younger British poets. Includes an insert poster by Andrew Duncan on styles of postwar British Poetry.
52:2/3/4 KENNETH REXROTH
A triple issue celebrating the centenary of Kenneth Rexroth’s birth and Chicago Review’s sixtieth anniversary. The Rexroth feature (co-edited by John Beer & Max Blechman) includes Rexroth’s letters to Louis Zukofsky, Yvor Winters (both sides of the correspondence), Weldon Kees, D.S. Savage, George Woodcock, Herbert Read, and Jonathan Williams. The feature also includes reminiscences and celebrations by Rexroth’s friends and admirers and an interview with Rexroth by Bradford Morrow. The issue also includes poems by Jesse Seldess, Emily Wilson, Fanny Howe, and John Ashbery; poems by and a correspondence between Tomaž Šalamun and Christian Hawkey; and stories by Wu Ming.
51:4/52:1 LISA ROBERTSON
This double issues features a special section on Lisa Robertson with two poems and an essay by Robertson, critical appreciations by Jennifer Scappetone, Joshua Clover, Christine Stewart, and Benjamin Friedlander, and an interview conducted by Kai Fierle-Hedrick. The issue also includes poetry by Stephen Collis, Rosmarie Waldrop, Rusty Morrison, Genya Turovskaya, Karen Weiser, Jacqueline Waters, César Vallejo, Friedrich Hölderlin, Gnoetry &
Eric P. Elshtain, Peter Gizzi, Michael Kindellan, and John Matthias; fiction by Pamela Lu; and essays by Stephen Rodefer, Calvin Bedient, and Eliot Weinberger.
51:1/2 CHRISTOPHER MIDDLETON: PORTRAITS
Poetry by C.D. Wright, Devin Johnston, Alan Bernheimer, Joel Felix, Arkadii Dragomoschchenko, Peter Larkin, Peter O'Leary, Geraldine Monk, Ray DiPalma, Merrill Gilfillan, Gavin Selerie, Medbh McGuckian. Fiction by Jerzy Ficowski, Diana George, and Brian Lennon. Eric Elshtain interviews Stefanie Marlis. Essays by John Wilkinson and Robert Archambeau.
This double issue includes a festschrift for Christopher Middleton; poems by Gustaf Sobin, Alice Notley, Philip Jenks, Elizabeth Willis, Sarah Mangold, John Wilkinson, Christopher Dewdney, and others; an excerpt from Lisa Jarnot's forthcoming novel Promise X; an interviewwith Camille Guthrie; and nonfiction by Peter O'Leary, Jeff Hamilton, and Erik Mortenson, among others.