Fiction : The prize / Claudio Magris -- Concerning mold upon the skin / Joanna Scott -- Gold / Kim Edwards -- A conjunction of dragon ladies / Kate Braverman -- God made him the way he is / Janet Kauffman -- Sweet! / Joyce Carol Oates -- Flight / Henry Green.
Poetry : Versions of Dante's Inferno, Canto XXV / Richard Wilbur -- Dark Harbor (excerpt) / Mark Strand -- Rovigo / Zbigniew Herbert -- Two poems / Nicanor Parra -- Sitting with my mother and father / Robert Bly -- Two poems / Charles Bukowski -- Approaching Venus's-flytrap during a Hungarian film: a subtitle / Thylias Moss -- The ninth dawn / Linda Gregg -- Two poems / Natasha Saje -- Appearances / Laura Mullen -- The watcher / Edward Hirsch -- 1990 / Alfred Corn -- Getting the message / Donald Finkel -- Byrd, Richard Evelyn, Rear Admiral, U.S.N. / Donald Everett Axinn -- Some notes before quitting / Peter Balakian.
Documents : Estivation / Susan Bergman -- Basketball & poetry: the two Richies / Stephen Dunn -- Lost cowboys (but not forgotten) / William Kittredge -- On Henry Green / John Updike -- Henry Green: a novelist to his readers / Henry Green.