The Last Ditch

Crow by Ted Hughes

No Jerusalem But This by Samuel Menashe

Briefings: Poems Small and Easy by A.R. Ammons

Uplands: New Poems by A.R. Ammons

Collected Poems by James Wright

Convulsive Throes

The Live Goat by Cecil Dawkins

On Being Told That Her Second Husband Has Taken His First Lover & Other Stories by Tess Slesinger

Eisenhower, My Eisenhower by Jerome Charyn

Bad News by Paul Spike

Santo Domingo: The Politics of Terror

Intervention and Negotiation: The United States and the Dominican Revolution by Jerome Slater, with a Foreword by Hans J. Morgenthau

Barrios in Arms: Revolution in Santo Domingo by José A. Moreno


Noel Annan (1916–2000) was a British military intelligence officer and scholar of European history. His works include Leslie Stephen and Our Age, Changing Enemies: The Defeat and Regeneration of Germany, and The Curious Strength of Positivism in English Political Thought.

Norman Gall is the Executive Director of the Fernand Braudel Institute of World Economics in São Paulo. He has been engaged in research and reporting in Latin America since 1961.
 (October 2015)

Christopher Ricks teaches at Boston University in the Core Curriculum and the Editorial Institute and is a former president of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers. From 2004 to 2009 he was Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford. His recent books include True Friendship: Geoffrey Hill, Anthony Hecht, and Robert Lowell Under the Sign of Eliot and Pound and Decisions and Revisions in T.S. Eliot.

Stephen Spender (1909–1995) was an English poet and essayist. As a young man, he became friends with W.H. Auden, Louis MacNeice, Cecil Day-Lewis, and Christopher Isherwood, a loose collection often referred to as “the Auden Group” or “MacSpaunday.” He published many collections of poems, including The Still Centre and Ruins and Visions, and numerous volumes of nonfiction and other works, including Learning Laughterand Love-Hate Relations.

Gore Vidal (1925–2012) was an American novelist, essayist, and playwright. His many works include the memoirs Point to Point Navigation and Palimpsest, the novels The City and the Pillar, Myra Breckinridge, and Lincoln, and the collection United States: Essays 1952–1992.