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Issue n° 6


Summer 2007

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About Mantis

Mantis is a biannual a journal that focuses on poetry, poetics, and translation. Mantis is housed at the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages at Stanford University and seeks out the work of talented poets, translators and critics around the world. On our website you can read and listen to sample poems and essays, order copies of Mantis, as well find out how to submit poetry, translations, and criticism. For information on upcoming projects, please visit the submissions page.


Managing Editor

Harris Feinsod

Poetry Editor

Bronwen Tate

Issue Editors (Mantis 6)

Keith Ekiss

Maria Hummel

JM Tyree

Contributing Editors

Melanie Conroy

Fabian Goppelsroeder

David Lummus

Design Editor

Leah Beeferman


Melanie Conroy

Editor Emeritus

Martha Kelly

Advisory Board

Roland Greene

Andrew Mitchell

Laura Wittman

Featured Poems

Bob Perelman - "The Task of the Translator"

Kate Schapira - "Poem from the English"

Aaron McCollough - "Prisoner's Wreath #3 and #5"

Alfred Arteaga - "Lilac, Serial, Stasis"; "En Lugar de la Nada"

Laura Minor - Ida in the Lilacs

Stephanie Bolster -Winning the West

Fred Chappell - The Genealogist

Yusef Komunyakaa -Sappho of Mytilene

Reetika Vazirani - Radha

Featured Translations

Ann Cefola - Translation: Hélène Sanguinette's "De la main gauche" (pdf)

Adam J. Sorkin and Alina Cârâc - Translation: From loan Flora's Medeea si masinile ei de razboi (pdf)

Burcu Alkan - Translation: Rifat Ilgaz's "Beyaz" (pdf)

Featured Audio

Michael McDonagh - Once (with Lisa Scola Prosek)
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Michael McClure - Maybe Mama Lion (with Ray Manzarek)
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Yusef Komunyakaa - No Lowdown Blues (recorded with Hamiett Bluiett)
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Featured Interviews

Bob Perelman - A Discussion: Poetry and Discipline

Bei Doa - Interview: "In my writing, I'm continually seeking a direction" (pdf)

Featured Essays

Matthew Hart - Taking the Unity out of Community

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