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Past issues of The Formalist are available for $15.00 each (includes 
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Volume 1, Issue 1, 1990 _______Order

Poetry by Howard Nemerov, Richard Wilbur, James Merrill, Elizabeth Jennings, Donald Justice, Rachel Hadas, Dana Gioia, Molly Peacock, and others; Prose by Philip Larkin (“The Pleasure Principle”), A. D. Hope (“Free Verse: A Post-Mortem”), and Samuel Maio (“The Enduring Robert Frost”).

Volume 1, Issue 2, 1990 _______Order

Poetry by Fred Chappell, Donald Justice, Howard Nemerov, Robert Conquest, William Packard, Molly Peacock, Lewis Turco, Alfred Dorn, and others; Prose by Fred Chappell (“Chronicling the Culture”), Henry Russell (on John Crowe Ransom), and Timothy Steele (from “Missing Measures”).

Volume 2, Issue 1, 1991 _______Order

Poetry by May Swenson, William Stafford, John Updike, X. J. Kennedy, Annie Finch, Robert Richman, Judson Jerome, Gail White, and others; Prose by Howard Nemerov (“On the Measure of Poetry”), Donald Justice (“Meters and Memory”), and Samuel Maio (“The Revolt Against Free Verse”).

Volume 2, Issue 2, 1991 _______Order

Poetry by Karl Shapiro, John Frederick Nims, James Whitehead, Turner Cassity, Sharon Kourous, Frederick Turner, Jared Carter, and others; Prose on rhyme (by Primo Levi), on meter (by Paul Fussell), on 3 British poets (by Samuel Maio) and on poets and prosody (by George Saintsbury).

Volume 3, Issue 1, 1992 _______Order

Special issue dedicated to Howard Nemerov; Poetry by Howard Nemerov, Mona Van Duyn, James Dickey, Donald Hall, Nancy Willard, Dick Allen, and others; Prose on Howard Nemerov by William Baer, Henry Russell and Samuel Maio; Continuation of George Saintsbury’s poets and their prosody.

Volume 3, Issue 2, 1992 _______Order

Poetry by Mona Van Duyn, W. D. Snodgrass, James Dickey, Louis Simpson, John Frederick Nims, Frederick Morgan, Rachel Hadas, Anthony Kerrigan, Wyatt Prunty, Mary Jo Salter, Robert Richman, Annie Finch, and others; Prose on W. H. Auden, metrical variation, and Herman Melville’s Clarel.

Volume 4, Issue 1, 1993 -- SOLD OUT
Volume 4, Issue 2, 1993 -- SOLD OUT
Volume 5, Issue 1, 1994 -- SOLD OUT


Volume 5, Issue 2, 1994 _______Order

Interview with Willis Barnstone; Winning sonnet and 11 finalists of the 1994 Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award; Poetry by Louis Simpson, Maura Stanton, Frederick Morgan, Jared Carter, Dick Allen, Charles Guenther, Gail White, and others; Prose on sonnet sequences and Barnstone’s Spanish translations.

Volume 6, Issue 1, 1995 _______Order

Poetry by Louis Simpson, Frederick Morgan, Nancy Willard, Willis Barnstone, David Ferry, X. J. Kennedy, John Frederick Nims, Jared Carter, Frederick Morgan, Robert Beum, Katherine McAlpine, Lewis Turco, Gail White, Harold Witt, and others; Prose on Edna St. Vincent Millay and the villanelle.

Volume 6, Issue 2, 1995 _______Order

Interview with Anthony Hecht; Winning sonnet and 11 finalists of the 1995 Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award; Poetry by Gwendolyn Brooks, Mark Strand, David Ferry, Les Murray, Louis Simpson, Wyatt Prunty, and others; Prose on metrical illiteracy (by Brad Leithauser) and Anthony Hecht.

Volume 7, Issue 1, 1996 -- SOLD OUT
Volume 7, Issue 2, 1996 -- SOLD OUT
Volume 8, Issue 1, 1997 _______Order

Interview with Scottish poet Douglas Dunn; Poetry  by Douglas Dunn, Louis Simpson, Richard Wilbur, Nancy Willard, Lewis Turco, John Frederick Nims, Gail White, Walter McDonald, Dick Allen, Turner Cassity, Michael Bugeja, and others; Prose by Donald Justice  (“Of the Music of Poetry”).

Volume 8, Issue 2, 1997 _______Order

Interview with British poet Robert Conquest; Winning sonnet and 11 finalists of the 1997 Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award; Poetry by Robert Conquest, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Howard Nemerov, Willis Barnstone, Vernon Scannell, Dana Gioia, and others; Prose on Anthony Hecht and Vladimir Nabokov.

Volume 9, Issue 1, 1998 _______Order

Interview with John Frederick Nims; Poetry by Anthony Hecht, Vernon Scannell, Willis Barnstone, Douglas Dunn, Rachel Hadas, John Frederick Nims, Lewis Turco, Katherine McAlpine, Walter McDonald, Alfred Dorn, Gail White, Peter Meinke, and others; Prose on Robert Frost and John Ciardi’s Dante.

Volume 9, Issue 2, 1998 --SOLD OUT
Volume 10, Issue 1, 1999 _______Order

Interview with Frederick Morgan; Poetry by Fred Chapell, Wendy Cope, Frederick Morgan, Howard Nemerov, John Frederick Nims, Robert Conquest, Vernon Scannell, Lewis Turco, Walt McDonald, Charles Guenther, and others; Prose by Brad Leithauser on the confinement of free verse.

Volume 10, Issue 2, 1999 _______Order

Interview with W. D. Snodgrass; Winning sonnet and 11 finalists of the 1999 Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award; Poetry by W. D. Snodgrass, Joseph Brodsky, John Hollander, Nancy Willard, Robert McDowell, Charles Martin, Alicia Stallings, and others; Prose on W. D. Snodgrass by X. J. Kennedy.

Volume 11, Issue 1, 2000 _______Order

Tenth Anniversary Issue; Interview with John Hollander;  Poetry by Joseph Brodsky, Louis Simpson, John Hollander, Vernon Scannell, Willis Barnstone, Dick Davis, Charles Martin, Gail White, David Middleton, A.M. Juster,  Bruce Bennett, and others; Tenth Anniversary tributes.

Volume 11, Issue 2, 2000 _______Order

Interview with X. J. Kennedy; Winning sonnet and 11 finalists of the 2000 Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award;  Poetry by Joseph Brodsky, X. J. Kennedy; Vernon Scannell, Willis Barnstone, Dana Gioia, Maura Stanton, llison Joseph, A.M. Juster, Gail White, and others; Prose by Timothy Steele.

Volume 12, Issue 1, 2001 _______Order
Special issue dedicated to the memory of Howard Nemerov; 1979 interview with Howard Nemerov; Prose remembrances of Nemerov by Mona Van Duyn, Anthony Hecht, Maxine Kumin, Wyatt Prunty, X.J. Kennedy; Poetry by Howard Nemerov, Charles Martin, Mona Van Duyn, Robert Conquest, and others.
Volume 12, Issue 2, 2001 _______Order
Interview with Wyatt Prunty; Winning sonnet and 11 finalists of the 2001 Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award; Poetry by Joseph Brodsky, Wyatt Prunty, Alicia Stallings, Vernon Scannell, Nancy Willard, R.S. Gwynn, Willis Barnstone, Charles Guenther, and others. Prose on Garcilaso de la Vega.
Volume 13, Issue 1, 2002 _______Order
Interview with Dana Gioia; Poetry by Dana Gioia, Howard Nemerov, Vernon Scannell, Willis Barnstone, Lewis Turco, Dick Allen, Timothy Murphy, Deborah Warren, Gabriel Fitzmaurice, Chelsea Rathburn, Alfred Nicol, Roy Scheele, David Berman, and others; Prose by Samuel Mayo on Dana Gioia.
Volume 13, Issue 2, 2002 _______Order
Interview with W.H. Auden; Winning sonnet and 11 finalists of the 2002 Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award; Poetry by Richard Wilbur, W.D. Snodgrass, Les Murray, Kate Light, Ralph McInerny, Deborah Warren, Fred Chappell, R.S. Gwynn, A.E. Stallings, Robert Richman, and others.
Volume 14, Issue 1, 2003 _______Order
Interview with Timothy Steele; Poetry by Timothy Steele, W.D. Snodgrass, Vernon Scannell, Rachel Hadas, Walt McDonald, John Ridland, David Mason, Allison Joseph, Jim Barnes, Lewis Turco, Thomas Carper, A.M. Juster, Deborah Warren, and others; Prose by Timothy Steele on rhyme.
Volume 14, Issue 2, 2003 _______Order
Interview with Rachel Hadas; Poetry by Seamus Heaney, Willis Barnstone, Jean Hollander, Kathleen Snodgrass, Jared Carter, Laurence Goldstein, Maura Stanton, Allison Joseph, Rhina P. Espaillat, David Berman, A.E. Stallings, Gail White, Richard Wakefield, and others; Prose and translations by Rachel Hadas.
Volume 15, Issue 1, 2004 _______Order
Interview with Brad Leithauser; Craft interview with Anthony Hecht; Poetry by Richard Wilbur, Willis Barnstone, Brad Leithauser, A.E. Stallings, Paul Lake, Susan McLean, James Richardson, David Galef, Allison Joseph, Deborah Warren, Alfred Nicol, and others; Prose by Brad Leithauser.
Volume 15, Issue 2, 2004 _______Order
Interview with Charles Martin; winning sonnet and 11 finalists of the 2004 Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award; poetry by Charles Martin, Nancy Willard, David Middleton, A.E. Stallings, Rob Griffith, A.M. Juster, Marion Shore, Tony Barnstone, Rhina P. Espaillat, Robert W. Crawford, Deborah Warren, R.S, Gwynn, Gail White, Lewis Turco, and others.

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