Graffiti and performance artist Mohammed Ali, a.k.a. Aerosol Arabic, and installation art by Linnéa Spransy, whose work mirrors the interplay between pattern and chaos in the natural world. New poems and interview with former US poet laureate Charles Wright. Poems by Marilyn Nelson, Karen An-Hwei Lee, and Víctor Rodríguez Núñez. Fiction in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. M. Lynx Qualey reflects on fiction from contemporary Egypt and what it reveals about power. Kathleen Housley explores Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s obsession with a thousand-page nineteenth-century novel about a medieval knight.