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The current issue, No. 23, was published in June. It contains new poems by Mahmoud Darwish; The Black Heralds of César Vallejo, translated by Clayton Eshleman; a selection of contemporary Vietnamese poetry translated by Nguyen Do and Paul Hoover; edited by Todd Swift, the work of twenty younger Canadian poets including Christian Bök and Lisa Robertson; and poetry by Donald Revell, George Albon, Elizabeth Robinson, Andrew Joron, Clayton Eshleman, Stacy Doris, Laynie Browne, Linh Dinh, Joseph Lease, Anna Rabinowitz, Timothy Liu, Sally Keith, and Aaron Shurin, among many other outstanding U.S. poets.
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Sincerely, Maxine Chernoff and Paul Hoover
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