First, it will feel like surprise. Like the edge of something
unconsidered: a glass let go; an open palm;
how cold a mouth can be and still say love,
still say okay. —from "Love & Hypothermia,"
in Summer 2017 (Vol. 58, Issue 2)
The year your grandmother swallowed her gold coins
to hide them from the soldiers
This is how you keep yourself
safe, keep parts
of yourself in different boxes
Trust no one
—from “In Case of Emergency” from our Summer issue
Editor’s Note: There are many rewards in working for a literary magazine that has lasted nearly six decades. None greater, though, than the chance to receive messages of the sort that came in just the other day, when we heard from Dr. Cynthia Haft, a former student of the French scholar and theater critic Rosette Lamont. Lamont translated into English essential works by Charlotte Delbo—a French resistance fighter, deported to Auschwitz, who survived to make memory her lifework. Dr.