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New American Writing issue - Clark Coolidge feature

This issue of Jacket is a co-production
with New American Writing magazine

Photo of Clark Coolidge

Photo of Clark Coolidge by Tom Raworth

Clark Coolidge feature
edited by Nate Dorward

Clark Coolidge: ten poems
Tom Orange: An Interview with Clark Coolidge
Tom Orange: Arrangement and Density: A Context for Early Clark Coolidge
Alan Halsey: From a Diary of Reading Clark Coolidge
Michael Gizzi: XIV: In the Namewakes
Tyler Doherty: A Conversation with Clark Coolidge (in Jacket 22)

Further essays and articles on Clark Coolidge will appear in a forthcoming issue of Jacket. The guest editor for the Clark Coolidge feature is Nate Dorward. He lives in Toronto and runs The Gig magazine (for more information see He is getting around at last to writing his thesis, on contemporary small-press British poetry.


Linh Dinh: Our Newlyweds


Mark McMorris: Journals from The Café at Light (A Selection)


Jeanne Marie Beaumont: Skill (A.M.)

Frances Padorr Brent: Porcelain Blue Boat

Leonard Brink: A.Q.

Avery Burns: From Æthers

Barbara Campbell: Parable for a Marriage Long Sought

Diane Di Prima: Sonnet Sequence

Jocelyn Emerson: The Conflagration

Clayton Eshleman on Henry Darger

Phillip Foss: Strung

Drew Gardner: From Water Table

Karen Garthe: Victorian Reading

Bob Harrison: Rock Hard Pins

Charles O. Hartman: Tambourine

Kelly Holt: From Study for the Other

Paul Hoover: Sixteen Jackies

Michael Ives: two poems

Susen James: Filter

Devin Johnston: two poems

John Kinsella: Fog and Linnets

Philip Kobylarz: Preen

John Latta: two poems

Lisa Lubasch: Vicinities

Maureen McLane: two poems

Möng-Lan: Three-Auricled Heart

Geoffrey O’Brien: Impressions: 1929

Peter O’Leary: With More Passionate Flying

Greg Purcell: “Let Me Break One Off-Some and Enter Up-In to This Joint...”

Martha Ronk: three poems

Lisa Samuels: two poems

Spencer Selby: Bargain

Kerri Sonnenberg: three poems

Cole Swensen: four poems

Barbara Tomash: Nude in the Bath

Terence Winch: two poems

Andrew Zawacki: From Masquerade

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New American Writing magazine

Paul Hoover and an Old Dutch Mistress

New American Writing Editor Paul Hoover, New York City, 1991. Photo by John Tranter

NAW Editor Maxine Chernoff

New American Writing Editor Maxine Chernoff
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THIS ISSUE of Jacket is a co-production with New American Writing magazine, and is published in print form as New American Writing number 19.
      Founded in 1986, New American Writing is a literary magazine emphasizing contemporary American poetry. Edited by Paul Hoover, poet and editor of Postmodern American Poetry (W. W. Norton, 1994), and Maxine Chernoff, poet and author of the works of fiction Bop and American Heaven, it appears once a year in early June from 369 Molino Avenue, Mill Valley CA 94941, USA. You can visit Maxine Chernoff's homepage at
      New American Writing is published by OINK! Press, a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization registered in the State of Illinois. Contributions to the magazine are welcome and fully tax-deductible.
      Contributors have included John Ashbery, Robert Creeley, Charles Simic, Jorie Graham, Denise Levertov, Hilda Morley, August Kleinzahler, Ann Lauterbach, Ned Rorem, Wanda Coleman, Nathaniel Mackey, Barbara Guest, Marjorie Perloff, Lyn Hejinian, and Charles Bernstein, among others. In 1988 the magazine was named one of the nation's ten outstanding literary magazines by Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines.

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      Special issues of the magazine include a supplement of Australian poetry edited by John Tranter (No. 4), an issue on Censorship and the Arts (No. 5), a supplement of innovative poetry from Great Britain edited by Richard Caddel, and a supplement of Brazilian poetry edited by Regis Bonvicino (No. 18). All back issues of the magazine are in print with the exception of No. 4 and can be ordered from the address above.
      Cover art (left): Island Studies, 2000, by Mark Strand. Mark Strand’s Island Studies are published by Goya Girl Press, Inc., of Baltimore, Maryland. Cover design: Sarah Faust, Columbia College Creative and Printing Services. Thanks to Columbia College Chicago and Z Press for their support.
      New American Writing is indexed by Index of American Periodical Verse, American Humanities Index, and Annual Index to Poetry in Periodicals. Distributed by Ingram Periodicals, Total Distribution Services, Ubiquity, and Small Press Distribution. Bookstores should order from: Ingram Periodicals, 1117 Heil Quaker Boulevard, La Vergne, Tennessee 37086 — Phone: (800) 627-6247
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