What would a blogger who's about to be late for his piano lesson do if he didn't have a new issue of the Quarterly Conversation to plug?
Fortunately, there is one, and it's full of good stuff. Like Patrick Kurp, always worth your time, distilling a lifetime of wrestling with Louis Zukofsky into a review of A. Or Ellen Welcker reviewing The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry. Or an absolutely fascinating roundtable on a writer I'll admit to having never heard of, Margarita Karapanou, a discussion that makes me want to seek out her books. Or an excerpt from a forthcoming translation of a novel by Alfredo Iriarte that looks really promising.
And there's plenty more where that came from! Schedule yourself for spurious meetings at the office this week, folks, because you've got a lot of reading ahead of you.