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Fiction

Mark Strand
July 1, 1989
View of the Tiber River at Sunset. Stefano Avolio / Creative Commons.

Walks in Rome

James Merrill
March 1, 1988

Shéhérazade

Wayne Koestenbaum
December 1, 1987
Vase with anemones, ca. 1907. Rijksmuseum.

In Memoriam

Adrienne Rich
April 1, 1987
Hilma af klimt, Wheat and wormwood, 1922.

Losing a Language

W. S. Merwin
April 1, 1987
A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram

Native

W. S. Merwin
April 1, 1987
A ruined palace, backdrop from La Gioconda. The Victrola Book of the Opera, 1917.

The Ponchielli Complex

James Merrill
October 1, 1986

Down the Alleymouth

Charles Simic
July 1, 1985

Dream Overture

John Ashbery
July 1, 1985