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Volume 57, Issue 4

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poetry

Lips

By Gerald Stern

nonfiction

from Veloso, Walking into the Wind

By Igiaba Scego, translated by Frederika Randall

poetry

The Last Bohemian of Avenue A,

By Yusef Komunyakaa

art

from The Voice Imitator

By Ana Schuleit Haber and Yotam Haber

poetry

National Anthem

By Ilya Kaminsky

translation

from Radio Imagination

Hart Larrabee

poetry

Music from a Farther Room

By Gary J. Whitehead

nonfiction

from This Side of the Sea

By Gianmaria Testa, translated by Jim Hicks

fiction

The Tabla Player

By Farah Ahamed

libretto

from Here Be Sirens

Kate Soper

poetry

What to Take

by Barbara Ras

poetry

The Bugler Responds to Mary

by Rebecca Foust

poetry

Bird Song

by Tony Eprile

poetry

Without Night Shoes

by Jne Hirshfield

translation

from Veloso, Walking into the Wind

Frederika Randall

poetry

Mezzo

by Tanya Grae

poetry

Muzak

by Carol Potter

poetry

Loss

by Roger Greenwald

essay

Paul Robeson Sings America

by Shana L. Redmond

essay

Things in the Form of a Prayer in the Form of a Wail

by Matt Donovan

essay

The Blues: Where Love Ends Badly

by Gerald Williams

poetry

The Romantic Mode

by Jen Jabally Blackburn

Poery

Then Elvis Drops to One Knee

by David Kirby

poetry

Variable

by Mary Peelen

poetry

[untitled]

by Bruce Smith

poetry

Marvin Gaye Sings the National Anthem, 1983

by Bruce Smith

poetry

Desert Suite #5: Cactus Music

by Kimberly White

poetry

In Their Own Time

by Casey FitzSimons

Novel Excerpt

from Radio Imagination

By Seiko Ito, Translated by Hart Larrabee

poem

Cloud Hands

Arthur Sze

poetry

Randy Weston’s African Rhythms, the Day After

by Randall Horton

poetry

Found Music

by T. J. McLemore

poetry

Ornithology

by Peter Fiore

poetry

Goldberg Variatins

by Jim Whiteside

poetry

Charles Ives at the Spinnet

by Donald Revell

poetry

Music in the Kingdom of the Heart

by Laura McCullough

poetry

Dear Enya and Dear Sinéad

by Abe Louise Young

poetry

Twilight on Kool Darkness

by Bonia Lee Penn

poetry

Bassoon

by Ken Waldman

essay

from Perfect Pitch

by Marcelo Cohen, translated by Judith Filc

translation

from Perfect Pitch

by Marcelo Cohen, translated by Judith Filc

art

Silent Swan

by Bianca Stone, with text by Ben Pease

essay

Fantasie Impromptu

by Chen Li, translated by Ting Wang

translation

Fantasie Impromptu

by Chen Li, translated by Ting Wang

poetry

The Pae Turner

by Amanda Anastasi

poetry

The Fidelity of Music

by Geffrey Davis

poetry

Tryin to Write a Music Poem

by Diamond Forde

poetry

My Crying Towel

by Laura Kasischke

essay

For a Fistful of Sitars

by Gabriele Ferraris, translated by Laurence de Richemont

translation

For a Fistful of Sitars

Laurence de Richemont

poetry

Race Music

by Meredith Nnoka

poetry

Interview with Berry ordy

by Meredith Nnoka

translation

from This Side of the Sea

Jim Hicks

poetry

The Rolling Deep

by Anne Marie Macari

poetry

Country Music II

by Helen Wickes

poetry

Song of Eleven Consonants and Thirteen Vowels, for G. Stein

by Katie Farris

poetry

Poetic Art

By Paul Verlaine, translated by Laure-Anne Bosselaar

translation

Poetic Art

Laure-Anne Bosselaar

poetry

Mozart's Magic Coach

Slavko Mihalić, Translated by Dasha C. Nisula

translation

Mozart's Magic Coach

Dasha C. Nisula

essay

Mozart's Starlin

by Leslie Stainton

essay

Old Folks' Singing and Utopia

by Tim Erikson

poetry

Crypto-Animist Introvert Activism

by Brenda Hillman

essay

Writing the Life of the Concert Promoter

by Steve Waksman

essay

Saved by Soul

by Rashod Ollison

essay

For Adrienne

by Julia Conrad

poetry

The Persistence of Music

by A. Molotkov

Table of Contents

Introduction

ALLEGRO MA NON TROPPO, UN POCO MAESTOSO

from Here Be Sirens, an opera in one act by Kate Soper

Lips, a poem by Gerald Stern

What to Take, a poem by Barbara Ras

The Bugler Responds to Mary, a poem by Rebecca Foust

Bird Song, a poem by Tony Eprile

Without Night-Shoes, a poem by Jane Hirshfield

from Caetano Veloso, Walking into the Wind, nonfiction by Igiaba Scego, translated by Frederika Randall

Mezzo, a poem by Tanya Grae

Muzak, a poem by Carol Potter

Loss, a poem by Roger Greenwald

Paul Robeson Sings America, nonfiction by Shana L. Redmond

from The Last Bohemian of Avenue A, a poem by Yusef Komunyakaa

The Coming of John, an essay by John H. Bracey Jr.

Things in the Form of a Prayer in the Form of a Wail, an essay by Matt Donovan

The Blues: Where Love Ends Badly, an essay by Gerald Williams

The Romantic Mode, a poem by Jen Jabaily-Blackburn

Then Elvis Drops to One Knee, a poem by David Kirby

Variable, a poem by Mary Peelen

from The Voice Imitator, art by Anna Schuleit Haber and Yotam Haber

SCHERZO: MOLTO VIVACE

[untitled] and Marvin Gaye Sings the National Anthem, 1983, poems by Bruce Smith

Desert Suite #5: Cactus Music, a poem by Kimberly White

In their own time, a poem by Casey FitzSimons

National Anthem, a poem by Ilya Kaminsky

from Radio Imagination, a novel excerpt by Seiko Ito, translated by Hart Larrabee

Cloud Hands, a poem by Arthur Sze

Randy Weston’s African Rhythms, the Day After, a poem by Randall Horton

Found Music, a poem by T.J. McLemore

Ornithology, a poem by Peter Fiore

Goldberg Variations, a poem by Jim Whiteside

from The Scarlet Professor, a libretto by Harley Erdman

Charles Ives at the Spinet, a poem by Donald Revell

Music in the Kingdom of the Heart, a poem by Laura McCullough

Dear Enya and Dear Sinéad, a poem by Abe Louise Young

Twilight on Kool Darkness, a poem by Bonita Lee Penn

Bassoon, a poem by Ken Waldman

from Perfect Pitch, nonfiction by Marcelo Cohen, translated by Judith Filc

Silent Swan, a poetry comic by Bianca Stone, with text by Ben Pease

Fantaisie Impromptu, nonfiction by Chen Li, translated by Ting Wang

ADAGIO MOLTO E CANTABILE

The Page Turner, a poem by Amanda Anastasi

The Fidelity of Music, a poem by Geffrey Davis

Trying to Write Music Poem, a poem by Diamond Forde

My Crying Towel, a poem by Laura Kasischke

Music from a Farther Room, a poem by Gary J. Whitehead

For a Fistful of Sitars, an essay by Gabriele Ferraris, translated by Laurence de Richemont

Race Music and Interview with Berry Gordy, poems by Meredith Nnoka

from This Side of the Sea, nonfiction by Gianmaria Testa, translated by Jim Hicks

The Rolling Deep, a poem by Anne Marie Macari

Country Music II, a poem by Helen Wickes

Song of Eleven Consonants and Thirteen Vowels, for G. Stein, a poem by Katie Farris

Poetic Art, a poem by Paul Verlaine, translated by Laure-Anne Bosselaar

Mozart’s Magic Coach, a poem by Slavko Mihalić, translated by Dasha C. Nisula

Mozart’s Starling, an essay by Leslie Stainton

The Tabla Player, a story by Farah Ahamed

RECITATIVE (CHORAL FINALE)

Old Folks’ Singing and Utopia, an essay by Tim Eriksen

Crypto-Animist Introvert Activism, a poem by Brenda Hillman

Writing the Life of the Concert Promoter, an essay by Steve Waksman

Saved by Soul, an essay by Rashod Ollison

For Adrienne, an essay by Julia Conrad

The Persistence of Music, a poem by A. Molotkov

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