Winter 1996

David Kirby’s “What Is A Writer?” Tucker Carrington’s “The Grammar of Hard Facts: Joseph Mitchell’s Up In the Old Hotel” Sanford Pinsker’s “He Had A Dream, and It Shot Him: What Happened to Visions of Racial Harmony, and Why” Francis Leary’s “Robespierre: the Meaning of Virtue” Stories by David Kirby, Tucker Carrington, Sanford Pinsker, and Francis Leary Poetry by Charles Simic, Albert Goldbarth, Stephen Dobyns, and Mark Svenvold
Winter 1996

Volume 72, Number 1

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Contributor Profiles

David Kirby is the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English at Florida State University.

Charles Simic, the current US Poet Laureate, received the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for The World Doesn’t End (Harcourt). His collection The Voice at 3:00 A.M. was a finalist for the 2003 National Book Award.

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