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By way of introduction to this month’s Featured Selection of poems by Emmanuel Moses, translated by Marilyn Hacker, we present an introductory interview with our own Associate Editor for Special Projects, the estimable Nancy Mitchell, followed by the work itself

She Painted Artichokes

For my mother You had nothing to say so you painted some splendid artichokes You took them from the kitchen and placed them on a black chair You didn’t think about it You had no doubts You went from the

Preludes and Fugues, Cycle C

Prelude 1 Watch your cat leap up in fright and flee the moment he hears a certain sound just what is he afraid of ? He doesn’t know, knows no longer a mere reflex triggers his terror whose cause is lost