Brick 75

If Bob could make poetry his life . . . the rest of us doubters can be assured that poetry really matters.
—C. D. Wright on Robert Creeley


  • In this issue:
  • An interview with Marilynne Robinson, winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for fiction
  • Lawrence Weschler’s art tour
  • Poetry by Roo Borson, Carolyn Forché, Robert Creeley, and W. S. Merwin
  • An illustrated poem from the archives of Milton Acorn
  • Kent Nussey on the writer’s difficult journey
  • Vasco Ray goes up in smoke in the Congo
  • Don Paterson reveals a few poetic secrets
  • Christopher Zinn recalls the age of AM airwaves
  • Alastair Bland on science at play
  • Robert Creeley remembered
  • Pictures from the Av Isaacs vault
  • Michael Elcock tries to pin down the queen’s dressmaker
  • Amit Chaudhuri on John Ford
  • An essay on landscape and painting by Rackstraw Downes
  • A daughter of Iraq returns
  • Pico Iyer on literary coincidence
  • Brad Cran pulls back the curtain on politics and film
  • From Donald Richie’s journals
  • Nadine McInnis on the faces of madness
  • Kevin Connolly talks to Roo Borson
  • A memoir by Rosalind Brackenbury
  • Jim Harrison and the serpent
  • New work from Chris Ware’s sketchbook
  • Plus:
  • A catalogue of original manuscript pages created especially for Brick
  • Photos and illustrations by:
  • Chris Ware, David Hockney, Breyten Breytenbach, Richard Serra, Bill Morrison, Clifton A. Bazar, Av Isaacs, Sue Schenk, Rackstraw Downes, Farah Nosh, Abbey Huggan, Martin Berkovitz, George Duncan, Rick/Simon, Vasco Ray, and David Donald