John Palattella, a former Literary Editor of The Nation, is an Editor at The Point. (August 2019)


Cold Comforts

Michael Hofmann; drawing by Tom Bachtell

One Lark, One Horse

by Michael Hofmann
The first poem in Michael Hofmann’s new book, One Lark, One Horse, is a missing-person report spoken in the voice of the missing person: Nothing required an account of me And still I didn’t give one. I might have been a virtual casualty, A late victim of the Millennium Bug.