Harvard Review 18

Harvard Review 18


Ann Cobb

Learning to Draw

Sotiris Dimitriou

Excerpt from The Vein in her Neck

Michel Fais

Bzzz, Bzzz, Bzzz

John J. Healey

Excerpt from Some Took Brides

Marta Maretich

The Bear Suit

Ersi Sotiropoulou

Excerpt from Zigzagging through the Orange Trees

Sharon Wahl

Low Tide

Ellen Wilbur

The Critic


Stephen Dobyns


Robert Gardner

The Hanging

Eric Weinberger

City of the World


Hector Patriotis

From Theophilitos

Donald Revell


Peter Richards

Building 23

Sullen Girl with Branch Speaking

Kenneth Rosen

East of Bath

Louis Simpson

Variations on a Theme by Shostakovich

Henry Shukman

Night Feed

Bruce Smith

Letter to My Daughter in the Form of a Song of Person and Time

Michael Tyrell

The Bridle

Mimis Souliotis

Tableau Vivant

Dean Young

Saga of Stumps

Evgenios Aranitsis


Matthew Zapruder

The Waves

John Ashbery

Cinema Verite

Olena Kalytiak Davis


Mary Jo Bang

That Was All, Louise Said, Except For

Laure-Anne Bosselaar

Out of Nowhere

Chard de Niord

Abelard in Ecstacy

Stephen Dobyns

(Birdsong, sunsets)

(For one it was the wish)

(He knew it was foolish)

(Those brick walls)

Tess Gallagher

Something Awe-Full About Art

Ross Gay

The Marionette

Frank X. Gaspar

It is the Nature of the Wing

Donald Hall

The Frenzy

Celia Gilbert

Sleepless in Katmandu

Mark Halliday

Dennis Pravy Speaks

Kyriakos Haralambides


Seamus Heaney

Nights of ’57

In the Afterlife

Richard Jackson

New and Selected Posthumous Poems

Joseph Lease

Testify: Four Poems

Alice Jones


Miriam Levine

With You

Christoforos Liontakis

Apprenticing Satellite

Campbell McGrath

Of Pure Forms

North Carolina




Ellen Davis

A Hundred White Daffodils by Jane Kenyon

Kevin McGrath

A Prisoner of War’s Story by Stratis Doukas

Michael Tyrell

Approximately Nowhere by Michael Hofmann

Jennifer Bartlett

Dusty Angel by Michael Blumenthal

Stephen Dobyns

Elegy for the Southern Drawl by Rodney Jones

Marcia Deihl

Five Thousand Days Like This One by Jane Brox

Philip Nikolayev

Genre by John Kinsella

Susan Hood

Ghost Quartet by Richard Burgin

Bernard E. Morris

Horses in the Air by Jorge Guillen

Michael Tyrell

Jackstraws by Charles Simic

Chard de Niord

Last Blue by Gerald Stern

Stephen Dobyns

Lifelines by Philip Booth

David Clippinger

My Doomsday Sampler by Sue Owen

Graham Christian

Navigating the Distances by Bruce Bennett

Srikanth Reddy

Of No Country I Know by David Ferry

William Doreski

On Beauty and Being Just by Elaine Scarry

Genevieve Abravanel

Pallbears Envying the One Who Rides by Stephen Dobyns

Philip Nikolayev

Poems: 1980-1994 by John Kinsella

Marcia Deihl

Reading Alcoholisms by Jane Lilienfeld

William Doreski

Reluctant Gravities by Rosmarie Waldrop

Kurt Brown

Repair by C.K. Williams

Stephen Dobyns

Selected Nonfiction by Jorge Luis Borges

William Doreski

Set This Book on Fire! by Jimmy Santiago Baca

Victor Cruz

Sorrow by Claribel Alegria

Samuel Jay Keyser

Suburban Light by William Doreski

Bernard E. Morris

Swarm by Jorie Graham

William Doreski

Ten to One by Bob Pereleman

Dana Bonstrom

The Book Borrower by Alice Mattison

Samuel Jay Keyser

The Cartographer’s Vacation by Andrea Cohen

William Doreski

Danish Notebook by Michael Palmer

David Clippinger

The Dreamhouse by Tom Sleigh

Dan Chiasson

The Dreamhouse by Tom Sleigh

Srikanth Reddy

The Eclogues of Virgil by David Ferry

Henry Pickford

The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics by Michael Kelly

Helen Fremont

The Law of Return by Maxine Rodburg

Bernard E. Morris

The Lives of Animals by J.M. Coetzee

Genevieve Abravanel

The Music We Dance To by Rebecca Seiferle

Benjamin Paloff

The Oresteia of Aeschylus by Ted Hughes

Paul Bradley

The Route as Briefed by James Tate

Helen Fremont

The Truly Needy by Lucy Honig

Jay Boggis

The Wasting Game by Philip Gross

Mary Jo Bang

Then, Suddenly by Lynn Emanuel

Jennifer Bartlett

This Great Unknown by Denise O’Driscoll

Tam Lin Neville

To Get Here by Wendy Mnookin

Jay Boggis

Totem and Shadow by Paul Hoover

Philip Nikolayev

Visitants by John Kinsella

Graham Christian

Weather Permitting by Dennis O’Driscoll

Samuel Jay Keyser

Wherever by Kevin Bezner

Jo-Ann Graziano

Whiskey Nipple by Douglass Frelke

Benjamin Paloff

Wooroloo by Frieda Hughes