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“A Rolls-Royce mind bumping and humming”: E. B. White on the Art of the Essay.
“I sit here in a kind of stupor and call it thought”: John Steinbeck weeps over Petrarch’s sonnets and charts signals from a distant star.
Stories by Donald Barthelme, Evan S. Connell, and Joy Williams. Poems by Gerard Malanga.
Donald Barthelme, Mouth
Michael Brownstein, The Plot to Save the World
Evan S. Connell, The Scriptwriter
John Deck, One Sunday in Spain
Harry Mathews, The Bratislava Spiccato
Joy Williams, Dimmer
E. B. White, The Art of the Essay No. 1 Full Text
Ted Berrigan, Two Poems
Jim Carroll, Two Poems
Tom Clark, Three Poems
Scott Cohen, Loneliness
Jim Dine, Four Poems
Bruce F. Kawin, Five Weeks of Poems to Marilyn
John Koethe, Copley Square
Gerard Malanga, Two Poems
Ron Padgett, Crazy Otto
Anne Waldman, *Baby Breakdown*
Lewis Warsh, Drops
J. P. Webster, Some Talk Of Us
Laurance Wieder, These Anemones, Their Song Is Made Up As They Float Along