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September/October 2013

Pamela Ronald leads a forum on GMOs with replies from Marc Gunther, Margaret Mellon, Rosamond Naylor, Nina Fedoroff, Jack Heinemann, and others. Samuel Farber explores Raúl Castro’s Cuba; new translations of Edmundo Paz Soldán; Leland de la Durantaye on Italo Calvino; Alice Whitwham on John Ashbery, and more.

 

Forum 

The Truth About GMOs

Pamela Ronald — with responses from:

Marc Gunther, Greg Jaffe, Margaret Mellon, Rosamond Naylor, Robert Paarlberg, Nina Fedoroff, Tim Burrack, Jennie Schmidt, and Jack Heinemann.


Editors’ Note
Deborah Chasman and Joshua Cohen

Foundations

State of the Nation: Job Openings
Paul Osterman and Andrew Weaver
Under the Rock
Haroon Moghul
Made in America: Learning Sympathy
Claude S. Fischer
Karlan’s Court: A Moveable Court
Pamela S. Karlan

Context

Raúl’s Cuba: Don’t Expect Real Reform
Samuel Farber

Fiction

Deer
James Pouilliard
Three Shorts
Edmundo Paz Soldán, translated from the Spanish by Kirk Nesset

Books & Ideas

Hardscrabble:A Different Woody Guthrie
Megan Pugh
Do the Right Thing: Calvino’s Letters
Leland de la Durantaye

On Poetry

Poet’s Sampler
Julie Kantor, introduced by Josh Bell
 
Closer: John Ashbery’s Quick Question<
Alice Whitwham
 
Microreviews

 

On Film

Subject of Study: Alice Winocour’s Augustine
Alan A. Stone

 

Poems

Why Sorrow Is Important
Jordan Windholz
 
Bird, Singing
Lucie Brock-Broido
 
Halfway/Stasis
Jane Lewty
 
Flo
Rae Armantrout
 
Conclusion
Rae Armantrout
 
Amendment
Brian Foley
 
Autumn Wind
Li Bai; translated from the Chinese by Liang Yujing and Julian Farmer

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